Meeting up with my personal trainer @angfitco to talk Branding and plan her shoot to take her lifestyle + fitness biz to the next level! 💪🏻 Also, we’re planning on drinking all of @coalrivercoffeecompany ‘s house roast while there! ☕️ Anyone else having an afternoon coffee break on this chilly Friday afternoon?! #business #coffeebreak #coffeeshoptabletop #lifestylebrand #friyay #fitnessbrand #brandphotographer #butfirstcoffee
Do you ever feel like you're living a dream you don't deserve? 🙇🏼♀️ These days, I'm either crying into a bucket of popcorn convincing myself that I'm never going to be good enough or I'm pinching myself, wondering if the good things are actually happening to me. 🦄 Either way you spin it, I forget to be thankful. I forget to live with gratitude for whatever comes my way. But today, I'm choosing to be thankful for the good and the disappointing. 🙏🏻 But let's be real here, we're always more grateful for the good so let me, let you in on a good secret I'm celebrating today: I was notified that I am a finalist in a local contest for entrepreneurs called THRIVE. They basically give the winner of the best business idea, crowdfunded money to start and build the business of their dreams! 🏆 So next week, I'll be presenting my grand vision of a three-part hospitality brand to a panel of judges and a crowd of our closed friends and family. I could focus on the what if I lose, or what if everyone looks at me like I'm crazy? 👀 Instead, I'm thankful that I even made it as a finalist. I'm thankful that I'll get my idea some exposure. I'm thankful I can even dream these BIG dreams. ✨ Friends, I can't wait to share more with you! But today, let's be thankful for where we are -- because it sure is FAR from where we've been. ✈️ Are you celebrating anything today? Are you thankful for your season? Will you lay down your negative thoughts and disappointment and be thankful with me today?? 👌🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thrive #thrivewv #universityofcharleston #wv #entrepreneur #serialentrepreneur #buildingmyempire #brandphotographer #coffeepreneur #celebrate #attituteofgratitude #thankful #blessedlife #fromwhereistand #livingmydream #sheboss #mamapreneur #momboss #girlboss #bossbabeswv #business
[Real Talk] Life of a #mamapreneur on election day. 🇺🇸 I am 100% distracting my children with youtube kids, netflix and snacks galore so I can get some final details done for a big announcement I'm making to you tomorrow. 📺 As moms with kids who are out of school today, what hacks are you using to get some things done? 🤔 Also, why is it like survival of the fittest when we are home with our kids?! Can I get an amen?? 🙌🏻 Here's to all the work at home parents out there, that have their littles at home for the day. 🥂 May the odds be ever in your favor. ✊🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #mompreneur #entrepreneurlife #serialentrepreneur #buildingmyempire #whateverittakes #ittakesavillage #details #workworkwork #mombosslife #girlboss #workathomemom #glitterguide #photographer #lifestylephotography #brandphotographer #realtalk #ohheymama
Fun Fact: I have fantasized about taking my babies to work with me since the day they were born. ✨ Most people like to use work as an escape from their littles and believe me, I understand that COMPLETELY. 👋🏻 Hello, my name is Meg and I’m a horrible stay at home mom. Just sayin’. 👀 But to be able to build the business of my dreams and have the opportunity to share my passion turned success with my babies [and the hubs] is e v e r y t h i n g. 🦄 And my youngest has the creative entrepreneur wardrobe down to a science! Girl can rock some kitty cat loafers like no one I know! 🐈
I was sick yesterday and wasn’t able to have any coffee. ⁉️ I know, right. It was awful. I got the usual terrible headache on top of the plague. It couldn’t have been a worse scenario. ☝🏻 But then, this morning came and I was feeling better and I ran straight for the bean. 🤔 I think I could possibly have a problem. But I think it’s a problem I can deal with. I love it and it loves me. I’m just sayin’. ☕️ What do you hate giving up most when you’re sick?! Or what do you love most when you’re sick? ❤️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #happytuesday #butfirstcoffee #coffeelove #irunoncoffee #coffeeathome #coffeepreneur #icant #onthemend #cantstopwontstop #bossgirls #girlbossmindset #whatmakesmefeelbetter #whatmakesmehappy #mamapreneur #ohheymama
I’m hardly the only Lifestyle Brand Photographer out there, but I do believe I have something different to offer than anyone else who claims to do what I do. ✨ Since I began offering my brand photography and strategy services in early 2017, I have established genuine, professional relationships with my clients and am constantly searching for ways to keep their photos authentic to their brands but also relevant to their clientele demand. 📷 And that allows me the opportunity to work with them multiple times throughout the year. Sound like something you’d dig? I’d love to meet you! Learn more using my #linkinbio . ☝🏻 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #whatido #brandphotographer #brandstrategy #buildingmyempire #lifestylebrand #fashionblogger #cookbook #nytimesbestseller #lifestyleguide #lifestylemag #glitterguide #boutiquebrands #ilovemylife #lifestylephotographer #anthropologie #slate #macgirl #coffeenclothes
This morning, my life was complete and utter chaos. And I don’t mean tragic, earth shattering chaos. I mean normal, I’m a mom, with two crazy babies, a brain that barely functions on a normal day and a dog that likes to get in the trash. Oy vey! 🗑 I opened my home to some girls in our church for a day time lifegroup. Any girl was welcome. Moms, wives, girl bosses, young and old. We ate friendship bread, drank coffee by the gallon and built mason jar terrariums. 🌱 Then we sat down and started talking about what God had been showing us about our friends and who out source is. One person shared something that jarred my spirit — in a good way and needed to share it. ☀️ God places people in your life for the season you’re going through. The good times, the crappy times, laughs, tears, simple community and for guidance and advice. Friendships form and some fizzle out. Some end badly and some you’ll have forever. ❤️ But in the moments you wonder —“who would understand what I’m going through?!” — there is a friend that has been there done that or has a spiritual gift to help you deal. 🙏🏻 This is a total moment of vulnerability but let’s start this conversation. Who is that friend for you and why are you thankful for them? Tag them in your post!
I may struggle to say how good I am at this or how amazingly talented I am in that BUT I NEVER struggle to celebrate my birthday. I get excited - every.year. for my this day. 🎂 Of course, as adults we don't accrue much materialistically on these special days anymore but we do appreciate the time we get to spend with the ones that mean the most to us (and they have to show up because it's your special day, right?!). 🤔 My mom fixes the best food on my birthday. I get to celebrate with my son, my Mim, my mother in law and my twin niece and nephew as they all have October birthdays. We get to remember my Meemaw and Pap because they, too had birthdays in this month. ❤️ It's an excuse to get together and enjoy the company. 💯 What do you LOVE most about your birthday?! Do you still get gifts? Do you treat yourself to a massage or shopping spree or both? Let me know! Maybe I'll get a few ideas for my 30th next year!!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #itsmybirthday #birthdaygirl #twentynine #humpdayvibes #treatyoself #lovemylife #personalday #bossgirlbirthday #wv #charleywest #brandphotographer #buildingmyempire #getsbetterwithage