The BE Project – In a world where you can be anything…. what will you be?
The BE Project will always be a part of my heart. Maybe it will be my legacy. Maybe it will just be a way to let me connect into people in a way that means something. We live in a crazy world. A world where people feel like the anonymity of sitting behind a computer gives them the power and the right to be ugly. I personally believe that each baby step I make, can make the world a little better. Starting this year – we will do this annually. One of the greatest parts of this project has been having some of these humans come back each year. I’ve had the honor of following their journey – learning their hearts and walking along beside them in their journeys. My hope is that each person that has joined me in this project has been affected in some way. Even if they didn’t show up to be photographed – sharing and reading the stories… I hope it makes a difference. Even if only a small, tiny difference.
What word did you choose and why?
This year I chose the word Direct. I am a people pleaser by nature. I desperately want people to like me. I mean… desperately. This part of my personality has caused me to not always be direct in what I feel and what I think. This year, I want to focus more on being very direct with my intentions, thoughts, feelings and words. Kindness should always prevail – however, I want to give my self the permission to speak freely and stand tall in my truth and my feelings. Knowing that you own your own power and give yourself permission to feel all the feelings you have – I have to believe that it will be a powerful thing.
I challenge you to find a word that resonates with you. Who do you want to strive to be? What word leads you day to day? Join us in our project – what word will describe who you want to BE?
Want to read more stories from others in our community and their BE words? Head over to the BE Project Page and read the stories of the amazing humans that have participated.
Real talk …. just keeping it real – because I don’t want you to think I really have it all figured out.
It’s currently 6:30am, I’ve been awake since 3am. You know those mornings, something wakes our soul up at some random time, and your body laughs at you and says “you just THOUGHT you were getting some extra sleep today”. It’s one of those times in life, where you have LOTS of things going on, lots of things coming up, you are trying to figure out how to line it all up so you don’t drop or miss anything. Surely, i’m not the only one. Right? Tell me I’m right.
Since 3am, I flip flopped like a fish out of water for an hour, I got up and went to the other room and surfed TikTok (yeah, i get sucked in there), I created and sent out about 15 invoices for the boutique, brain stormed and did some research on black Friday sales, sent my assistant some notes on some thoughts, and now… I’m emptying my brain for the moment. For my other Girl Bosses out there… this one is for you.
How in the world do you map out all of your ideas, thoughts and dreams? I currently have 3 projects in my brain that are taking up way too much space. How do you build action plans and really stick to them? If I ever wondered where my kids got there ADHD from, I have quickly learned the answer over the last 5 years. How in the world, do you stay on track and keep the plates spinning? Well, maybe not just spinning – how do you keep them spinning and still move forward and make progress?
My brain is officially on overload. I think it’s maybe the feeling of the end of the year quickly approaching and knowing how busy it gets. My goal every year is to not get buried in the daily details and do things to make a bigger impact…. and then… well… my brain kicks in and I feel like I’m drowning again.
What you might see from the outside is a crazy girl who has multiple businesses and seems to be pulling it off pretty well. Real talk – how i feel?? A little girl still playing in a big kids playground and just trying to find that clear path to balancing it all out and really making progress. To my fellow Girl bosses, we never stop dreaming, we never stop hustling… we might just stumble a little along the way.
Here’s to each of you that woke up WAY too early with the squirrels running wild in your brain. Grab another cup of coffee, pull your big girl panties on, and let’s go do this!!
All my love
Class of 2021 Senior Jayden
Class of 2020 ended in a way that we never thought possible. I’m so thankful for my 2021 Senior families that are booking their senior sessions now. They are embracing every single moment of this year and the senior experience. I was so honored to be chosen to photograph Jayden and her Senior Session. We hung out on a HOT Saturday afternoon and made some awesome image that really show off her personality and style.
Get to know Jayden
What are you up to outside of school? Choir, playing piano and guitar, worship/church, hanging with friends and family
What is your fashion style? Comfort all the way. I love shopping at the vintage shops
If you had one item that represented you, what would it be? My guitar for sure
How do you want people to think of you? As being kind.
Sweet girl – I can’t wait to see what all you accomplish in life. You have a kind heart and you are full of love and grace. Stay that way.
Powder Paint Family Session
When we decided to theme out family sessions this year – I knew it needed to be something fun. Something out of the ordinary. Something that made families laugh non-stop and fall in love with each other again. Little did I know, this would be the best therapy for them AND for me.
These sessions are SO MUCH FUN. So messy. So much laughter and no stress. Our families have all enjoyed themselves and these images will forever be some of my favorites. Oh….and we do start with some traditional clean images as well. 🙂
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?”