It’s this handsome guy’s WEDDING day! 💍 I’m so honored to be standing on the altar beside Jami and Kent as they exchange vows in front of family and friends. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It’s crazy to think that one year ago, Kent was sleeping on the floor of our apartment (literally living that intern lifestyle) and planning to move Jami out to San Francisco while we were making the vlog full time... and now these sweethearts are getting married, building a new business on the east coast, and thriving together! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Please be sure to wish @kentresting + @jamiwissman a giant congratulations as they enter this next season of life! #jamikentwaittobeaheckel ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ PS: Photo from the United Conference by @showit.co that I can’t wait to keynote at again in a few weeks!
It isn’t going to be easy. ✨ This journey that you’re on isn’t for the faint of heart. I may not know what struggles you are currently overcoming, but I do know that this doodle was meant for YOU as much as it was meant for me. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Building a business, recovering from brain surgery, navigating fertility treatment—this mindset has been my resilient fight song in a world of digital highlight reels. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Don’t let the internet make you feel defeated. I promise you that all those people you think have it all together are overcoming their own struggles and battling demons that don’t make it onto the curated squares of their Instagram feeds. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The beautiful thing about being a part of this community is that we don’t have to pretend here. Your imperfections, your insecurities, your struggles are welcome. Know that when you’re in MY HOUSE you don’t have to put on an act. We share our struggles and lift one another up when the going gets tough. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This journey isn’t going to be easy, but I promise you... it’s going to be worth it. #nataliefrankedoodles
“I have some news,” I told them. “I need to have brain surgery to remove my tumor and I am terrified... I know that I’m supposed to have faith, I know that there is purpose that will come from this pain, but I am so afraid.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Ten months ago, these words came stumbling out in a panicked phone call. Thousands of miles away, I reached out to my friends Amy and Jordan shortly before my brain surgery—desperately seeking their prayers and wisdom in a season that felt truly uncertain. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In the days and weeks that followed, these two texted me daily with scripture and reassuring messages. Their friendship and support made a tremendous impact on my life in a moment when I needed it most. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Having the chance to see them yesterday, snuggle their sweet baby Becks, and reflect on the miracles that have unfolded in both of our lives over the last year was a true gift. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m so grateful for these incredible humans and the industry that brought us together! #communityovercompetition ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ PS: I can’t wait to attend the Phoenix #TuesdaysTogether @tuesdaystogetherphx event tonight! I can’t wait to see my RTS family! #risingtidesociety
STOP 🛑 believing that everyone else has permission to be happy and you just have to wait your turn. Stop sitting back quietly and watching other people chase after your dreams. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This past week, I’m reminded that sometimes we have to take the advice that we are constantly giving to other people... we too have to go after the things we want in life with gusto. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ We have to believe in ourselves... so I’m asking you today: Why should that happy future be reserved for someone else? Why not you? #nataliefrankedoodles #communityovercompetition ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Magic happens when you gather people together in person. Ideas are shared, minds are filled, and hearts are opened. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The past few days in Waco at the Next Level Retreat (hosted by my dear friend, RTS Leader, + HoneyBook Educator @laylee_emadi_photography) have been such a treat. I spoke alongside @sarattaspeaks and @hopetaylorphotography about topics that are rarely taught to photographers (platform building, passive revenue, becoming an educator, advancing to a new stage of business). We had a watercolor class with @simplyjessicamarie and a styling workshop with @sarahann_design that left us all inspired. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It was refreshing and empowering in every way! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m sad to be leaving, but excited to head home before another week of travel on Monday to Phoenix, Cleveland, and my hometown of Annapolis! #nataliefranketravels
Who has empowered you? ✨ Today, let’s raise up the people who are living out #communityovercompetition and supporting others. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Shout out someone who has empowered you in the comments below and leave them some love! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Remember: We don’t have to step on one another to climb to the top... we can reach back our hand and help someone else as we trek onward and upward. Happy TuesdaysTogether everyone! ♥️
Packing my bags and returning to SUMMER temperatures this week in Waco, Texas! ☀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I can’t wait to spend a week representing @honeybook + @risingtidesociety at the Next Level Retreat hosted by @laylee_emadi_photography ... and you know I’m going to sneak in a trip to Magnolia Market to get my JoJo fix! 😆 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Any tips for visiting Waco? Or even general tips for surviving the Texas heat when you’ve been living in chilly San Francisco all summer?! 😆 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo by my sweet friend (pun very intended) @laurenlcarnes
A few months ago, I did something crazy. ✨ I posted an InstaStory with my address and asked for laptop stickers. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I wanted to see what would happen if I threw a crazy idea into the universe, used social media to connect in real life (snail mail style), and get to know so many of you better! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Within days, stickers came pouring in from around the country and, as you can see by this photo, my laptop would never be the same. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now, every time I’m in meetings and people ask about the story behind the stickers—it is the perfect opening to talk about community, the power of connection, and how we cannot be afraid to throw our crazy ideas out into the universe. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So today—BE BOLD! Lean into your network, speak your ideas out loud, and cover your laptop in stickers... 😆 okay, everything except for that last part. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo by: @cheersbabephoto ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ PS: Thank you to everyone who sent a sticker. Y’all are the real MVPs.
What is your favorite thing about autumn? 🍂 I’ve always been a HUGE Labor Day fan because as the unofficial end of summer... it gives me an excuse to bring out the cozy sweaters and start enjoying everything pumpkin flavored! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So tell me, friends—what are you looking forward to now that fall is on the horizon? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Photo by: @cheersbabephoto #communityovercompetition