24: Relocating Your Business to a New Town

Last July we moved to Bloomington, IN from Southwest Michigan, meaning that I needed to begin marketing myself to a new location. As daunting as that can sound, I’m the kind of person who gets excited about these things because I see it as a fun challenge. I decided to view it as a luxury, […]

Education, Podcast


Abbi Hearne: Leave No Trace

On today’s show we have a really special guest. You may have followed them on Instagram, I’m sure most of you have, and you’ve seen their beautiful work at national parks with couples on cliffs and trails; they have some stunning work. On today’s show we have Abbi Hearne joining us of the Hearne’s Photography […]


Workshop 2019 Re-cap

I still feel like I don’t quite have the words to describe this year’s workshop. These girls filled my heart so that it was overflowing with so much gratitude, and I am truly humbled that they wanted to learn from me. We met in Indianapolis where we all stayed at the cutest airbnb. 10 girls […]


18: Let’s Talk About SEO

Joelle: Welcome to the show, Alex! Alex: Thank you, thank you for having me and thinking of me for this. Joelle: Of course. I am so stoked to have you on here and to talk about SEO because, like I was telling you when we were just talking, I know nothing about it and I […]


16: Live Painting with Brittany Branson

You’re listening to The Heart to Heart Podcast, Episode 16. On today’s show, we have Brittany Branson joining us and I’m so excited for you guys to hear all about her journey as a live painter. If you don’t know what live painting is, basically what Brittany does is, she attends weddings and she sets […]


15: Let’s Talk About Infertility with Alex Kruse

Today’s show is a pretty good one if I do say so myself. It’s so informative, so powerful… I don’t have enough words to describe it, but before we get there, I’m going to take a pause and dive into another Listener Spotlight! Today’s Listener Spotlight is on Sydney Cave, who runs Everlasting Everly Photography. […]


14: Planning for Success

Today on the podcast we’re talking all about planning for success. A pretty hot topic, don’t ya think? It’s my intention to bring you guys more in-depth, quality podcast topics this season and I couldn’t think of a better episode to kick things off! Know Your Definition of Success. First & foremost, you need to […]


The Biggest Lessons I Learned in 2018

This year was a year of growth for me, both personally and as a business owner. Growth not only as in demand, but even more so in a self-improvement kind of way. I learned so much about myself and about running a business, and the other night I sat down to think about what the […]


I Feel (almost) Like My Best Self & This is Why

I had a moment tonight where I realized how incredibly proud of myself I am. Not because of what you might think, but because I’m beginning to see a huge difference in how I feel mentally. This year has been an incredible growth year for me, not only in my business but as an individual. […]


Why You Need to Outsource

Y’all. Outsourcing has changed my life. It used to be that I was the one being outsourced work to (used to & still do sometimes, edit photos for other photographers), but this summer I reached the point where I began to outsource some of my own work and oh how I love doing so! Many […]