One more day. One more day until there are no daily alarms and making lunches and drop-offs/pick-ups at school. Glory glory alleluia. That's not to say there isn't "work" and "adulting" and "responsibilities" for me... it's just way more lax and, since I make my own schedule, later-in-the-day.Read More
If there's one thing people should know is that I'm not one of those moms who cry when their child grows out of one stage and moves on to the next. I've always viewed the "next phase" as something to look forward to... for them AND for me. When they could hold their own bottle, I didn't have to anymore. When they started walking, I no longer had to lug their needy ever-growing bodies around. When they got on the bus for the first time, I rejoiced with the idea of being that much closer to feeling human again. So basically what this means is I'm incredibly selfish and heartless. jk people. I mean, yes, their independence led to my independence but I was just always super proud of the humans they were growing becoming. I don't take credit for my kids (or BLAME at times!) because they are awesome in spite of me and what I've done that could have otherwise scarred them for life. So, kudos to them for their resilience. Well done, cherubs!Read More
People... Mother's Day is coming up. THIS IS IMPORTANT! Moms are the glue that holds most of our lives together. In most cases, they hold the family together...the glue in the center of the family universe. Don't argue with me. Sit down, eat your peas and then go clean your room. When you're done with your chores, go out and get your mom something nice for her special day. She deserves it and you know it.Read More
I have, like most people, a love/hate relationship with social media. Mostly, I love it. I get to keep in touch with friends and family from afar and feel connected on a daily basis. But then there's the seedy underbelly of social media....
Comparison: the thief of joy.Read More
I'd like to say I downloaded the Bumble app just for research for this blog post but honestly, my curiosity of how it all worked on the new swipey dating apps these days got the best of me. I'd been out of the game for over 7 years so there was a learning curve. Once the swipe left/right thing was understood (and yes, there were accidental right swipes that made me FREAK OUT... "NO NO NO NO NO!" I realized there is a problem here.Read More
Every day is "Women's Day" in my world. But having a specific day designated to be reminded of how awesome women truly are is pretty cool. Guys (and by "guys" I mean "all you women")... I've been talking about empowerment for years. What does empowerment look like to you? For me, it's taking control... of your life, either entirely all at once or piece by piece. Whatever works for you. But when a woman starts to make decisions for her own well-being, that's when she starts to thrive.Read More
I've been working with Nichole at Everyday Genius for months now, getting some foundation basics of my business in order. One of those basics is updating my website! Please come over and let me know what you think. Are there any changes you'd like to see, as a consumer? Or do you think I nailed it and it could not possibly be any more amazing than it already is?!Read More
n this tumultuous political climate, I'm here as candidate to lead the masses to a better, more beautiful America. Come, my loving and pretty base... follow me to a place where amazing things happen:Read More
I have gained so much perspective over the last few years. I've always been grateful for how good my life is, in a "could be worse" kind of way. What I've come to realize is that adversity creates true gratitude... in a "thank you, Universe, for the amazing gifts, opportunities in life and the simple good health of my children" way.Read More
...from Mother Nature's perspective:
"This is bullshit."
That's how I see it. Weather is her THING. She gets blamed for bad weather (rain on a wedding day... "Mother Nature is a bitch") and lauded for an beautiful sunset ("Ahhh, Mother Nature is amazing.")
By now, I’d imagine everyone knows what a vision board is. But just in case, here’s a summary.
A vision board is a visually displayed representation of what you want in life. It is typically a poster board or a piece of paper that you fill with pictures or words that bring all of your goals and aspirations to life.Read More
Know what happens when you're a happier, more self-aware person? The people around you benefit. Take some time for just you and focus on self-love. What you'll find is that you are perfect just the way you are at this exact moment. I like to say we are all "perfectly imperfect". There's no such thing as "perfect" in the sense that there's nothing left to be done to be better, richer, happier, more mentally and physically fit, etc. We are continually evolving human beings, faults and all. And that's what makes us perfectly imperfect.Read More
Take this advice from someone who has no actual knowledge or expertise in this area. I just know what works for me.Read More
I challenge you to look at the way you’re presenting yourself to the world. If you’re a business person, do you have an updated profile photo? You get where I’m going with this. Listen, like it or not, we live in a world where appearance matters… and it matters a lot.
It’s almost New Year’s Eve! And while I will likely be in my onesie jammies on the couch all night, the cool kids will be dressed to the nines and at some fabulous party. When you hit the party with all your beautiful friends, you’ll want to capture the moments with ALL the pictures. I’m here to give you some quick tips on how to look *the* most beautiful in the photos.
I love this family. I mean, I love all of my couples, but this family is very special to me. Lisa, Maddy and Darby have only been in my life for a couple of years but I love them dearly. It's been a tough road for them at times (a LOT of times) and here they stand, stronger than ever. Ron and Lisa have known one another since they were kids. They only sparked up a romance this past year and what a romance it's been!Read More
When I think about what makes my business unique, I always come back to a simple answer: ME! I *am* my brand so I need to have a great headshot that shows a little about who I am. I want to be professional yet approachable. Mostly I'm a huge goofball and spend a lot of time laughing. I'd say my current headshot shows who I am and what I do. So what do you need to do to make yourself the face of your brand?Read More
First impressions are everything these days. With the shorter attention span of people in general, you want to put your best foot (or face in this case!) forward.
What first impression is your headshot saying about you?
Not gonna lie...senior shoots are my favorites. There is so much flexibility with what we can do and girls, especially, come to the shoot with so many ideas of how they want to pose and what outfits they want to wear. It's so much funRead More