Another out of office reply 🤪Leaving today to go on a mission trip with my husband and his ministry. 2018 has been all about working really hard on balancing work and life more. I’ve limited myself to just 20 weddings and you know the most beautiful part of that? There were gaps in my schedule and opportunities that opened up so perfectly. This is a trip I haven’t been able to go on with my husband in three years. I’m so thankful to not only get to do these types trips and serve my family and God better but it has also allowed me to serve my clients better. Which means less stress every time I jet set ;) For the next week you can find me in the jungles of Panama swimming in rivers, taking hikes, helping build homes with the Nogbe village, and reconnecting with some of my favorite Panamanian amigos! Adiós! 👋🏻
Today is our 4th Wedding Anniversary and do you know how I was woken up this morning? I was woken up by my husband playing our wedding video through our bluetooth speakers. He is borderline obsessed with our wedding video and it’s one of our favorites 😉 Check out the blog post through the link in my bio about why I invested in videography for my own wedding four years ago. Happy 4th Anniversary my love. You’re my favorite adventure 🤗
Vaca is ending and I’m reminded this trip to listen and ask about peoples’ stories and lives. Between @bobgoff ‘s new book #everybodyalways , #howibuiltthis interview with @katespadeny and the kind and hard working staff at #royal I’m convinced the only way to move forward in life and take the next step is to lean on others around you. I’m in awe of the hard working people I’ve met during my time this week and will be thinking of them often over the next few months. Put your phone down, lean into friendships built in 3 min increments, and be still. You’ll be amazed at how hard and wonderful these things can be.
Trying not to look like a tourist and failing because I’m pretty sure I’ve shot 3 rolls alone of Cuban Cars 😍 Did you know I’m 1/4 Cuban? My mom is Irish and my pale skin and freckles show off 90% of the time but my dad is a second generation Cuban-American 🤗 Hearing my dad talk about our family and our heritage before this trip makes this time in Havana feel extra special. #lovebetravels
👋🏻Out of office for the next week ✌🏻 peace out bham! Vaca starts now 🤗🍦🍹
Community. We couldn’t do or run our businesses without it. About this time last year I had been searching for months for a workshop that would bring some of that to me. I wanted a workshop that would connect me to those outside my local community and also help me continue to grow this little business of mine. A lot of creative small business workshops focused on making the leap or finding how to launch your business or how to even take it full-time. While there was a season when I needed that, I knew it wasnt what I needed at this point in my career. To be honest I was close to the burn out point and I think what I didn’t know at this point my life is I really needed people who would point me back to why it all matters. I needed people to remind me why all the work and the hours and the time away from friends and family and investing and growing this business why it mattered. And I met 17 people who did just that. I signed up for #themastermindretreat not knowing or having met a soul and left with friends that I’ve talked to on a regular basis about life, business and everything in between. They weren’t all photographers. We weren’t all in the same place business wise, but we all showed up ready to love and show grace. And that my friends is the foundation to an amazing community. If you’re looking for growth, connection, and life to breath into your business.... you need to go! 🎞 @indiefilmlab #lovebefilm