Life begins to change when you give yourself a permission slip to make mistakes. And I'm not just talking "little oopsies" that are easy to admit to the world, like breaking that fancy candle in Anthropologie. (100% not hypothetical there. 😉) I used to live frozen by the fear of failure in several areas of my life… the fear that my work wouldn’t be ____________ enough, or worse, that I wasn’t ___________ enough. And I’ve talked to many friends who have the most brilliant ideas/products/services that will transform lives... but they keep putting them back on the shelf out of fear. It’s so obvious to the people around them that they have something incredible to offer the world, but the “what ifs” keep them from taking action.
Now I still don’t have all the answers, but I can testify that focusing on transforming my mindset on failure has brought growth to areas of my life that had been dormant for years! In his brilliant book “Failing Forward”, John C. Maxwell says, “If you’re not failing, you’re probably not really moving forward. ... Failure is fertilizer. It stinks, but it sure makes things grow faster.” I’m learning how to get excited about putting myself in positions where I may ‘fail’ because of the gift of transformation that the lesson(s) from that it will bring! I even began to challenge myself to do something scared once a week and write about it in a journal every Sunday evening. Again, I’m still a student in this area, but figured a friend on here might need “permission” to do something scared today… someone is waiting for what you have to give! | p.s. thank you so much to @carina.danielle for snapping this in the orchards of @delightandbe... I just traded in the mountains of Banff for lush Washington state to help speak/lead at the Delight Retreat this week with some incredible women photographers and business owners from all over the country!
The summer break itch is really starting to take over my life. For those of you who don’t know - I am a full time high school photography teacher and photographer in the Cincinnati area. I LOVE what I do, but have to admit that I am beyond ready for summer to be here. It makes me feel like I am a senior again in high school just counting down the days till graduation. My summer to-do list is endless and I have a lot of exciting new projects to get started on. Can it just be the last week of school already?? .
Also sending a huge hug to @jennaknottphoto for capturing this photo of me. It pretty much sums up who I am - a little wild at times and always full of laughter. Love you Jenna!!
April 20th, 2019 will go down in my family’s history as one of the sweetest days. I’m so thankful for Matt and Tori + for the love they share. So happy to finally call Tori family, although she has felt like family since the first time we met her. She is truly one of the most beautiful people I’ve ever known! It was rainy and freezing for an April day in Athens, GA, but the sun came peaking out for a moment during their pictures + it was such a picture of the joy they have. Swipe to see a few of my favorites!! I wish I could pick them all but you’d be swiping through like 250 😂😂 also—quick, special story: The plate in the ring photos belonged to me and Matt’s great grandmother that passed away a few weeks ago. I just happened to have her plate in my camera bag and it just perfectly matched Tori’s details. I love when the Lord does things like that. It made me cry thinking how much my granny wanted to be there on this day, but what a gift to randomly have her little floral plate. I’m so thankful she knew, adored, and appreciated the beauty of Tori and Matt. Love y’all. Thanks to @thistle.woodphoto for helping me!! She’s the bomb, y’all.
Just enjoying a moment before heading into their reception. Lenny and Chris got married hours earlier, they opted to have the reception later that evening with a small handful of family and friends. It was lovely.
Y’all! I can not wait!! Only a few more weeks until I launch my first ever website for my photography business 🙌🏼🍾
AND I will be having my first giveaway! The giveaway will be a free photo session with 20+ pictures. Stay tuned for details on how to win 🥂
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Así vivieron ellos su día soñado, que grato es recordar y evocar esos momentos llenos de esperanza y amor, y lo mejor, frente al inmenso mar. . .
can i time travel back to this magical day? ..please?
i was lucky enough to be a part of @thebigfakewedding this past march at @themeekermark. i just shared the gallery on my website + blog! check out the link in my bio 💌 also, a super cool article posted by @junebugweddings is linked in my instagram story!
get ready for your news feed to be flooded with my favorite images from BFW 🤩🖤
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Not because of a pretty venue and perfect wedding day. Not because of a sparkly ring or gorgeous white dress. Not because of cake & champagne & endless compliments. ✨
I’m the happiest because I’ve found the person that God made for me. The one that my soul truly loves and feels whole with. I can’t express the joy of waking up to my husband each morning and knowing that I’ll have him to grow and laugh with for life. ✨
It was never about the wedding day or engagement ring or being a bride. My heart was always focused on life afterwards with Nick. We always had our mind set on married life together, knowing that our wedding day would a just be a day. We believed that more joy would come afterwards—in the simple, special, little surprises that we’d find every day together. ✨
What a gift to have found such sweet love. I am the luckiest to be his wife. 💕
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☀️ Мы начинаем наш день с заботы о нашей жизни, с вкусной и здоровой пищи, которая нам нравится, с любви к себе и к новой упаковке 🤩
Совсем недавно мы радовали @phila.kyiv удобной упаковкой для роллов 🍣. Как она Вам? Как Вы начинаете свой день? Бери свой продукт и лети на Машиностроительную, 44 за новой упаковкой! 😉