by Beautiful Evolutions | Oct 28, 2020 | Headshots
Tricia’s Head Shots For Her New Promotion
Girl I get it, no one looks forward to head shots. This is one segment of my business that I think more people dread. Especially if you are not normally in front of a camera. This sweet lady has given me the honor to document her daughters before, but never herself. She walked in and I could feel the dread radiating off of her. However, I love the challenge and I love that I have the honor to show someone how beautiful they are. My goal for each head shot session is quick and painless. Head shots should be long and convoluted – but you should also have an opportunity to connect with your photographer.
The message I received after Tricia saw her gallery absolutely made my day!! “Omg these are amazing!! How do I buy more?”
by Beautiful Evolutions | Oct 28, 2020 | Families
Hawkins Family Session – Grandview TX
Family sessions always get busy in the fall. One of the greatest things about these sessions is when you can photograph families in an environment that has special meaning to them. It’s also pretty awesome when you can get extended families together. This session checked all the boxes for me.
The Hawkins Family will forever hold a special place in my heart. I’ve been blessed to photograph them in several different avenues. They are so fun, full of life, and don’t take things too seriously. But let’s be honest – while they are a beautiful family – Sweet Ezra is the show stopper. His big blue eyes can literally stop you in your tracks.
We photographed the family at their home – and what a stunning location. The light couldn’t have been better that evening and it helped highlight some incredible areas of their property. The landscaping and sculptures added such an incredible detail to their session. My hope is that they cherish these images for years to come.
by Beautiful Evolutions | Oct 28, 2020 | Headshots
Realtor Headshots for Violetta
Ms. Violetta called and booked super fast. She had just received her license and was excited to kick off her new career. She is so gorgeous and was super easy to photograph. We rocked out her session one afternoon and now she is up and running.
I love being able to photograph local business women, because it’s that much easier to see them grow in their career.
by Beautiful Evolutions | Oct 28, 2020 | Life
Are you getting lost in the world of social media? There are days I log on and start scrolling, only to feel my anxiety start climbing. I know we are in an election season, and I know that means that people want to “prove” why their candidate is the best. What I don’t understand, is why does it require being ugly and vicious when making their argument. I find myself asking each and every day, at what point did candidates stop talking about their plans and what they are going to do to make the world better? Locally and nationally, I’ve noticed that candidates spend more time trying to “go after” the other and prove what a horrible person the other candidate is.
Now, let me preface this next thought – I realize that I am a “rose colored glasses” person. I find myself wondering – If a candidate spent more time talking about their plans, their goals, and truly rising above all the vitriol… would they make a bigger impact? For me personally, I am extremely turned off by those that argue and fight back with ugliness. The loudest ones will always have the bigger impact – they are what people remember. However, why can’t they be loud… and kind.
I didn’t mean for this to get political. However, that is the world we are living in currently.
I made a post last week about Nothing But Good Vibes. There is a perceived power in social media and being online, the power of anonymity. People type things that they would never say face to face. It breaks my heart. I have purposely not engaged with people on social media, in fact, I have “unfriended” a lot of people. Words are powerful, and I hope one day more people remember that. So, if I seem quiet… just know that I’m over here sending out good vibes and hustling. I want only good things out in the world, no drama, no ugliness… just good conversations, good vibes and kind humans.
Today – try not to engage. Try to rise above. Send some good vibes out into the universe.
by Beautiful Evolutions | Oct 27, 2020 | Life
As I sit here this morning, listening to the birds, the wind, the just normal sounds of the day to day… my mind is going in a million different directions. We are all aware that we live in a world that we have WAY more distractions than ever before. I think 2020 will always be the year that taught us so many things. Good and Bad. If you are an entrepreneur, it is quite possible that this pandemic either caused you to pivot and find new ways to be successful, or unfortunately, it may have caused you to go back to working for someone else. Either option is ok, and I don’t think that we hear that enough.
For me, I am blessed to have two really great businesses. While they did suffer thru this, they also survived. My photography business always has peaks and valleys throughout the year. I set goals for myself each year, this year, we won’t hit them. I am ok with that, because it’s allowed me to fix some things that needed to be fixed, streamline some of the processes, and put some really cool things in place going forward. My boutique business, has been such a blessing. It has kept us afloat and it is thriving. The boutique was only supposed to be a “side hustle”. Well, let me tell you – it’s a full fledged, real 50 hour a week, oh my gosh I need help full time business.
In all of this – have you found a new balance? Do you feel as though you are more in control of your world after having a couple of months while the world shut down? Let me be real honest and transparent here – I don’t. I feel as though I came back swinging and have thrown all of our dreams and hopes out there in an attempt to get back ahead. Slow and easy is what wins the race, right? Isn’t that the saying? Apparently, cliche’s have never met me or Melissa.
Over the last couple of weeks, we have had several “nudges” from God. Slow down. Don’t forget what is important. Don’t forget to live this life you are building. Sometimes, we believe, God gives you little nudges and then when you aren’t listening – he knocks you over the head with it. Persistent Fella. So this week, we had to finally wave the white flag and listen. We hear You. We are praying and believing in the plan that is laid out for us. It may not be what we want, but then again… is it ever? The things you see from the outside, those won’t change. It’s all the things we juggle behind the scenes and try to take on that will change for us. Learning to say no, learning to find contentment, learning that work and money isn’t what it is all about.
So let me ask you – are you listening? Are you being given little nudges and ignoring them? Please don’t. He doesn’t give little nudges forever. Learn to be still and listen. Your body and mind will appreciate you way more. They say you can’t pour from an empty cup, and that’s definitely true in my life and business too. It’s so important to slow down and give yourself a little grace when you feel overwhelmed.
All my love