E.I.G.H.T. years. That's the growth period between these images. (Swipe to see early work from my very impressive bedroom studio LOL✌🏻)⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Don't look at my feed and think I came out of the womb knowing how to use a camera. Nobody does that.😅 Don't look at someone's filtered life and believe that they have it all together, or that they've always been good at what they're doing/creating. ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It's taken WORK to get here. Slow, (sometimes very painful) hard, consistent work. And every bit of it was worth it! 💪🏻 ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Oh also, you never arrive so let's just throw that term out the window asap. The moment you think you've made it is the moment you've gotten complacent in whatever you're persuing. That's not to say that you should never be satisfied with your work! You should always be proud of where you are and how far you've come. Just remember to always create more than you consume, love what you do, and use it to bring life to others not glory for yourself.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Peace and grace to you this Friday! 💋☀️💗 ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Concept/H&MU by the incredible: @mellybeauty.mua
⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸You are worth your imperfections ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸You are worth your bad days ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸You are worth your good. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸You are worth your confusion. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸You are worth your insecurities. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸You are worth fighting for. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🔸And you are worth loving. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ....And that's a fact... ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -ATTICUS.
We rescheduled Máire's Senior session due to thunderstorms... AND THEN IT DIDN'T RAIN AT ALL. 🤦🏼♀️ #welcometovirginiaweather⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ When we finally did shoot her portraits, the temperature dropped drastically from the 90 degree days we'd had to a balmy 50🙈 and you'd never know this girl was shivering through most of it.🙊 ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Máire you rocked the chilly weather and make goosebumps look guuuuud. 🔥😏 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ H&MU but the literal dream team: @facesbyjordan @hairbyreyunna_ @ido__artistry 💄💋
Sierra & her smile are sizzling like this heat and making me HYPED for summer!🔥✌🏻☀️⛱
These two and their kiddos are moving to FL soon and I'll can't wait for them to be within driving distance (for the first time in 3 years)!!! So thankful for their call to serve our country but even more thankful that's finally brought them closer to home and family. I'm a happy camper this Friday.💓
I am not naturally gifted at running. Really, I'm not. I'm going on year five of doing this regularly and it seems like the work gets harder and harder with each season. It was especially painful and awkward in the first year.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ My relationship with exercise has not been a steady one. Some seasons I was all in, while others took everything in me just to put on my shoes and walk to the door.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For 9+ years I have battled with chronic fatigue, a weak immune system, anxiety, depression... The list goes on but you get the idea. 😂 It's crazy how hard the simplest task can be when your body and brain are constantly fighting each other, and running was anything but simple. It was crazy hard and still is. But it's also SO good. ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Running changed me for the better (though that change was anything but quick). It shifted my perspective, and I learned I could do hard things even when I was afraid; especially when I was afraid. God used it to help me find community and healing when I wasn't sure there was any to be found.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ The person on the left (swipe to see) was me 3 years ago, exhausted and in one of the thickest points of my fight. I was slowly learning how to do more than simply survive but it took a long time to get to the person who is currently on the right. ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ May is #mentalhealthawarenessmonth I don't talk too much about my own struggles. I don't like dwelling on the past because I often take it on as my identity instead of Christ's renewing work in me. But I wanted to use it as an opportunity to encourage others that wherever you are in your own health journey (mental or otherwise), it is a daily process of surrender and trust. There's no magic formula, no one-size fits all program, and no certain prayer that you say to make things disappear.⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ It's a daily discipline to walk by faith. Sometimes one that's minute by minute. Take it five seconds at a time if you must! The more you surrender, the more you'll be transformed. You probably won't even know it ‘til you've walked far enough that you look back and realize you've made it further than you thought possible. Continued in comments👇🏻
Psssssst... Did you know I offer branding + headshot packages for small businesses? Welp, I do! It's honestly some of my favorite work and I get a little giddy when my clients visions come to life in our sessions!⠀ ⠀🤩⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ If you or someone you know needs updated headshots, their studio space photographed, or content for their website/social media, hit me up! I'd be thrilled to collab! 👏🏻😍
I miss the sun, warm weather, and my hair before it thinned out from over bleaching 😂🤷🏼♀️ what in the world is up with the 40 degree mornings in mid May???! PC: @jontellvanessa
Happy Mother's day to all the wonderful Mama's out there!! Hug your Mama's tight y'all. Verbalize your love for them. Show them that love! Not just today, but everyday. You never know how much they need to hear it but so often go without. Mama's sacrifice so much for their children, freely and without complaining. They model sacrificial love and humility daily to their families. So Mom's everywhere, we thank you. We love you! You mean everything to us. 🌷💕 #mothersday
Friday update for ya'll (since its wedding/training season and life is FULL of great things!!)...⠀ ✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1. I got acrylic nails for the first time in my adult life and let me just say, no matter how short you get them, texting properly is IMPOSSIBLE. 😂 I totally love them/they've yet to break (unlike my natural ones💅🏻) and I have a whole new respect for those of you who get them done regularly. But howwww do you open packages/lids/jewelry clasps like a normal person??🤷🏼♀️⠀ ✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2. I'm running the #devildogdouble in 8 days and it finally hit me just how long this thing is going to be. I ran 9 miles on Wednesday and almost cried when I realized I have to do another 9 after that 😳. #sossendhelp⠀ ✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 3. This is the first training season I have been free from shin splints, planter fasciitis, or knee pain and I am blown away by the power of stretching and cross training🏋️🏻♀️... Also I'm SO looking forward to the carb loading I get to do before race day! 😋🥞🍳🍟🌮⠀ ✨⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Okay enough about running... Happy weekend friends! ☀️🌷
Nikki & Nick. Two of my favorite people and the sweetest family you'll ever meet 🥰✨. Thank you for the honor of capturing your family of 4!
Raise your hand if you've survived this day on copious amounts of coffee! 👋🏻 I spent Sunday driving 6+ hours for one of my best friends birthday, and most of yesterday trying to recover from it/the lack of sleep. 😂 As much as I'd like to believe I can regularly run on caffeine and 4hrs of sleep, reality says I'm way passed the stage where I bounce back (like I did every weekend at age 18😬) from those choices.
I have a Half Marathon + 5 miler coming up and am questioning my life choices because I signed up for both... in the SAME day.🙊🤷🏼♀️ Any fellow #devildogdouble buddies out there? Please tell me I'm not alone in my insanity to run 18miles in two weeks. 👀🙃😂
Shooting season, spring, and my allergies🤧 are all in full swing 😂. I haven't posted much because life has been so full. But it's left my heart refreshed and humbled by these gifts from Jesus. Life's good y'all. 🌿
You'd think I love my job or somethin'.... 😏😂👏🏻 wedding season is HEEEEREEE. 🎉⠀ PC: @sarahmattozziphoto