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Give Yourself More Credit; Defining Success

June 9, 2015



Whether you are dreaming of starting a business (yes I mean it, not even started one), just starting out as a small business owner, or been in the business for  seven years you need to do one thing – – Give yourself more credit. I know what you are thinking, “If only was like _____” or “I wish I was as far along as ______ in their business”, blah blah, blah. Its time to cut that crap out and start loving yourself. Pull yourself out of that slump, step outside into the sunshine and give yourself a hug (if thats possible). I don’t know you but I do know if you are reading this post you are struggling with these thoughts. Everyone has a different life path and some are farther a long then others but seriously- quit comparing (I’m preaching to the choir, don’t worry). What is your definition of success? I have been pondering this thought for a long time… two years actually. At one point I thought that If I reached a certain level in my photography business I was solid. No. Success is being better then the day before. If you are an ounce better then yesterday then you better pop the champagne and start celebrating.  – – YOU. ARE. GROWING. That is all that matters. You need to wake up, pat yourself on the back and be proud. Small business fail within the first year, if you have made it past that then WOO HOO!!!! I know some of your are just starting out, and it takes A TON of courage to bring your dream to life. Marching your tooshie down and registering your new business IS success!!! Another WOO HOO! Remember where you were a year ago, a month ago, a DAY ago and take a look at your life this second. Success is not a final, but a working progress. If you are putting your passion into play you are experiencing success. Don’t be your worst enemy, be your best cheerleader and love how far you’ve come.

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I see the beauty in imperfect things. As a Christ-follower, faith is central to my life, work, and connections. I am fueled by joy, known for my bubbly and sunny disposition, and always with a warm hug. Imperfect beauty inspires my love for all things vintage, abstract art, and real love stories. I love moments full of grit and emotion; life off the beaten path; stunning views along the shore; and the juxtaposition of New York grunge and laid back Cali-vibe. 

As a mother of two, I am very familiar with how quickly life’s most important moments fly by too quickly. I will calmly and seamlessly guide you through frames that will endure. I strive to capture your memories with one-of-a-kind images full of meaning. I cannot wait to connect with you! 

I bring all of these elements to my time with my couples. With over a decade of experience in the industry, I know how to gently guide you through poses that are natural and beautiful. The transition into this sentence doesn’t make sense. Throughout your day, you will feel the love from those there to celebrate
 you two. 
When I’m not photographing weddings, I enjoy long walks in the neighborhood with my husband, my kiddos Tuxie and Sunny, and my labradoodle Hokie.. Also, I am a huge dog-lover! I’m pretty sure heaven is full of dogs. I can’t wait to connect with you, and yes, your pup is always welcome here! 


FROM my journal


Give Yourself More Credit; Defining Success

Give Yourself More Credit; Defining Success

Give Yourself More Credit; Defining Success

Give Yourself More Credit; Defining Success

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