Wow. In my reading and researching and listening this week, there have been a lot of words that were exactly what I needed to hear. . As someone that is very non-confrontational and shies away from speaking out about anything ‘controversial’ for fear of offending or upsetting someone, this past week has really challenged me. Challenged me to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. Challenged me to do what goes against my usual tendencies of thinking that just sitting on the sidelines supporting those that are doing the real work was good enough. . I have a voice. I have a platform. I have the power and the responsibility to create change. . And I’m willing to bet that there are a lot of you out there that are feeling the same. So I hope that you also feel challenged and called to get off the sidelines and join the team on the field. It doesn’t have to be monumental. A step in the right direction is better than no steps at all. . Pc: @laurenwtaylor @thegladdestthingshop
Pressing pause on my course launch this week. There are more important issues that deserve our full attention right now. 🖤 #blackouttuesday
Guys! I am so pumped for you to get your hands on this jam-packed course that I've poured my heart into! I truly believe that this program will equip you with all the tools and knowledge you need to FINALLY start creating stunning bridal detail photos with ease!⠀ .⠀ And one lucky winner is going to get access to The Bridal Details Photography System for FREE!!! I love a good giveaway!!⠀ .⠀ So if you're ready to finally get off the struggle bus when it comes to bridal detail photos, follow the instructions below to enter for a chance to win entry to this program for FREE!⠀ .⠀ Here's how to enter:⠀ 1. Follow me here on Instagram.⠀ 2. Tag a friend that you think would be interested in this giveaway in a comment on THIS post. Tag up to 5 friends- one entry per tag. (Put each tag in a separate comment)⠀ 3. Head to the link in bio, click on the 'enter giveaway' button and provide your info to officially enter.⠀ 4. *BONUS* For a bonus entry, share this post on your instagram stories, tag me and leave an additional comment on this post letting me know you shared it!⠀ .⠀ Winner will be announced on Monday, June 8th at 5pm!⠀ .⠀ Good luck!
Tomorrow! Tomorrow! I'm sharing my secret project TOMORROW!⠀ .⠀ I know I've been annoyingly hinting at the big project I've been working on the last few months. Well, no more teasing. I'm sharing it with you all tomorrow!!⠀ .⠀ I can honestly say that I have never worked harder on anything In. My. Entire. Life. Lot's of nap-time hustling and staying up wayyy past mommy's bedtime.⠀ .⠀ This has been something I've been wanting to do for a long time now. I got the wheels turning last year, but with a baby and a busy wedding season, the wheels weren't turning all that fast. So when COVID hit and all my spring weddings got postponed, I took it as a sign and made it my mission to get this thing done during quarantine.⠀ .⠀ As expected, it was SO much more work than expected. But it was 100% worth it. I'm so proud of the end result and I can't wait to share it with you guys tomorrow! I'll be going live on Instagram and Facebook (ambitious, I know) at 10AM EDT to share the news!⠀ .⠀ Any guesses as to what it is?? 👇🏻
Gosh, I miss photographing bridal details. Of course, I miss photographing my client's beautiful faces too! But details are such a good creative challenge for us photographers!⠀ .⠀ Trying to arrange and photograph all the bride's special details can definitely be challenging, but it really gives you the chance to flex your creative muscles and show off your photography skills!⠀ .⠀ Callie's shoes are still some of my favorites! As are the rest of her details. Aaaaand if you've been around for a while, then you know that I'm pretty much obsessed with Callie and Andrew's 2018 wedding as whole! As are the rest of their vendors- I still see their photos pop up everywhere!! And in multiple magazines!⠀ .⠀ So what about you? Do you love photographing bridal details? Or do you dread it? Or maybe even skip it entirely? I wanna know! 👇🏻
It's no secret that this is a trying time for small businesses that are unable to perform their services or open their doors during this unprecedented time. My heart breaks for those that are struggling to feed their families or are having to perhaps close their business doors for good. But my hope is that one good thing can come out of this experience.⠀ .⠀ My hope is that people will change they way they think about small business. When you go out to eat at a family-owned restaurant or book a service from a small business, I hope that you see what is really happening with that money you spent. See the faces of the children that are eating food purchased with that money. Or the roof over the head of that small business owner.⠀ .⠀ As a small business owner myself, it's easier for me to see the faces behind the other small businesses that I invest in. But for those not in this world, it may be a little harder to see the face behind the business name and logo. And that makes it a little easier to eat at the cheaper chain restaurant instead of the family-owned place that charges a little more for the food that is made from scratch with love. Or to buy items from Amazon because they are cheaper and will be at your doorstep in 2.5 seconds instead of shopping from the boutique in town that is owned by a working mother.⠀ .⠀ So my hope is that this experience sheds light on the importance of small businesses and will encourage you to treat every day like Small Business Saturday. The faces and families behind these businesses rely on your support to keep their business going and their livelihood intact.⠀ .⠀ But there's more than one way to support a small business. It doesn't have to be a purchase. It can be as simple as leaving a review, commenting on and sharing a post (this goes a LONG way!) or referring them to a friend. Your support means more than you know! #longlivesmallbusiness