Thought a lot about this social media game & unhappiness of people in the last days. Think it's time to change some routines a little bit to get back our happiness! ;) How I start a day: Looking out of the window and being happy about the weather outside. Wether it's a rainy or sunny day. Feeling the softness of light touching my soul. Starting to FEEL. I love to feel the texture and cozy feeling of my blanket. The soft feeling when my head sinks into the pillow. I love to feel how energy flows through my veins and thinking about everything this day has in store for me. What I don't do: Looking through my smartphone. Those mornings full of awareness are filling our souls with so much energy, ideas, motivation and love. Don't forget to let those beautiful moments into your heart. This fast living world is taking so much joy and awareness away from us. It's stopping us from being happy, being satisfied, being aware of the beauty of our life. One big goal for me is to be away for a few weeks without any smartphone or internet. I want to breath in life. My moments. Just for me and my soul. We don't need to share every moment in social media. We don't need esteem for our perfect instagram world. We don't need to feel bad because everyone elses life looks so much more perfect on instagram. We are individuals and everyone of us is gifted with the most adventurous, most boring, most beautiful, most ugly life filled with breathtaking moments and heartbreaking moments. We all are experiencing the good and the bad. Put away your smartphone, stop watching the fake life of others, breath in and focus on the good in YOUR life. You aren't your instagram. You aren't your followers, You aren't your social media interaction. You aren't not good enough. You are perfect. You are enough. Your life is beautiful. You are made to life a life full of happiness, awareness and wonders. Hugs
How to get those beautiful details and delicate goods in front of your camera? The answer is as simple as it is: love those those things with the bottom of your heart. If you're madly in love with every texture, color, theme and vision those things will come to you! Be sure about what your heart longs for, know what your soul is meant to do and everything will find its way to you! If we LOVE what we do life will gift us with everything we need to make our dreams come true. I don't mean sitting around and waiting: I mean sitting around and working on our dreams. Sit down for an hour and try to figure out what you are really created for. You'll recognize that it's a lot of work going into the deepest parts of yourself and working on it. But it will be key to live your dreams! We are meant to live a life full of love, magic and miracles.
Time to share some of the most beautiful flower magic of the last months with you! I could write 100 articles about the magical work of artisans I have already worked with. Beautiful bouquets for authentic brides are a good start today. Find the blog post on my journal. Thanks to everyone creating such magic! You are the ones filling my aesthetic photography soul. Florals: @laetitiac_fleursdatelier | Styling direction: @brancoprata | Dress: @rimearodaky | Workshop: @gregfinck
The last months I almost quit social media completely. Every single post I did was a must. I wasn't proud of anything I created and almost a little bit thankful that I could hide my face behind Grace & Blush. This loud world yelling buy this and that, this is beautiful, I am the best, look at me was so loud in my ears and a little bit too much for me. I was always sick of seeing people following what everyone does and not finding themselves. This social media game didn't make it better. But I know: everything has 2 sides. One negative and one positive. As I am a life lover and seeker for everything filling my soul I tried to change my perspective on Instagram a little bit. The last days I spent hours sitting there and exploring small accounts sharing so much beautiful things of their lives. And what can I say: it's in my hands how I use Instagram. I don't have to consume all this ad stuff of big brands if I don't want to. I can dip into inspiring stories, art, adventures and motivation feeding my soul. I decide what I want to consume. Was so glad when I found the Scotland journey of @muenchnerliebe this morning. This photo is taken by her in an old chapel. So inspiring and I know that I wouldn't have found this beautiful chapel without instagram. Thanks for sharing this beautiful journey through your eyes with us! Lesson learned: you don't have to sell your soul with instagram. You can also decide to feed it. ❤️
A tablet full of love. Created this setting for an editorial shoot with @soulsandseekersworkshop during winter time here in Germany. Thanks to all lovely people involved. Having so many shoulders and helping hands by my side is what keeps me going. I'm thankful for every soul helping me visualizing my dreams for editorials. All second shooters taking pictures with me during the wedding season. I am thankful for all the blogs & magazines carrying my work into the world. I am thankful for all the people in my life understanding my problems with missing time. I'm thankful for every single lovestory I was already allowed to capture. I'm thankful for everyone still following my work although last year was so quiet. I'm thankful for everyone who isn't disappointed by the fact I'm rather living offline than online. I'm thankful for the people telling me they're happy whenever they see me talking with messy hair & without Make Up. I'm thankful for everyone telling me I looked brillant in my dinner dress although I'd rather wear jogging pants. I'm thankful for everyone who believes in my work. I am thankful for everyone who is dreaming with me. Grace & Blush isn't just Jasmin. It's a big community of the loveliest people believing in love and dreams. Thank you from the bottom of my heart although this post isn't so poetic. Hugs and a lovely St. Nicolaus day to all of you!
She walks in beauty, like the night. Of cloudless climes and starry skies. And all that's best of dark and bright. Meet in her aspect and her eyes, thus mellowed to that tender light, which heaven to gaudy day denies. One shade the more, one ray the less, had half impaired the nameless grace. Which waves in every raven tress, or softly lightens o'er her face. Where thoughts serenely sweet express how pure, how dear their dwelling place. She Walks In Beauty Like The Night - Lord Byron Veil: @sibodesigns