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Watch Out For These Noted Burleson Women in Business | Beautiful Evolutions Branding Photography

Watch Out For These Noted Burleson Women in Business | Beautiful Evolutions Branding Photography

Burleson Women In Business, Local Life Magazine – March Edition

I had the opportunity to partner with Local Life Magazine for their March spotlight article for local Burleson Women In Business.  Let’s just be honest – any time you give me some boss babes – it’s going to be fantastic.  These four ladies (one was missing this day) are all incredible.  Not only incredible women, but incredible in their industries and their communities.  They are moving mountains and shaking up things.

Tiffany Griffin, Local Life Magazine, contacted me and asked if we could schedule this shoot.  I had several ideas in mind – and I am absolutely in love with how these turned out.  Fierce, Powerful, Intelligent… all of these words and so many more describes each of these ladies.  If you get some time – head over and check out the main article.  Learn about these ladies and their businesses.

Roxanne Myers, Lost Oak Winery

Tiffany Griffin, Local Life Magazine

Jennifer Huffman, Elizabeth Scott Bridal

Angela McGarity, Artistic Motion Dance Academy

Craig Couch, Couch and Russell Personal Branding Headshots | Beautiful Evolutions

Craig Couch, Couch and Russell Personal Branding Headshots | Beautiful Evolutions

Personal Branding Headshots for Craig Couch

Meet Craig Couch of Couch of Couch and Russell.

Craig Couch, a financial advisor and owner of Couch & Russell is someone you won’t soon forget once met. His personality shines through in everything he does- from his unending smile to endless energy for the community around him . It isn’t uncommon at all see this man present during most local events; but what really stands out about Craig are times where we’ve seen him getting involved with various causes near our neighborhood or elsewhere around town.

Today, Couch & Russell serves clients in a wide variety of areas, including retirement planning, wealth management and business planning. Craig most enjoys helping clients pursue financial independence. Craig is also active in the community and has previously served on the board of directors for several civic and non-profit organizations, including the Burleson Chamber of Commerce, the Burleson Opportunity Fund, Carry the Load, and NFM.

 

January 2022 Recap

January 2022 Recap

January 2022 Recap

January has definitely started off better than 2021 – as a whole.  One of the things that I’ve enjoyed the most is that I’ve been able to find a little bit of structure in my days.  I’ve got an office at home and an office at the studio – i’ve found a way to utilize both.  This alone, has allowed me to be so productive.  Have you set your goals for the year?  Do you set goals or do you set a word to guide you?  (nice little seg way…)

So far in January – we have already started booking up for Boudoir and Headshots.  It makes me so very excited to meet all these new clients.  I can’t wait to show you what all is coming up for the year.

My hope is that each month – I can give you a recap – not just of business stuff – but some fun things that we have going on! Comment and let me know what else you would like to see or read about.

Favorite Books I’m Reading

City of Girls – Elizabeth Gilbert So, fun fact – I LOVE Elizabeth Gilbert.  I really find myself getting the books without having any idea what these are about.  It’s kinda like book roulette.  But I’m here for it.  This book is set in the 1940s  in New York City.  I’ll be honest – it took me a while to get thru the book – but i’m so glad I did.  By the end of it – I really found that I wasn’t ready for it to end.  A love story but also a look back on this woman’s life.

Crazy Faith – Michael Todd I came across this gentleman on a Sunday morning church service Melissa and I were watching.  The idea behind this book is that it takes Crazy Faith in something to make greatness happen.  Believe for the impossible, choose hope over fear, inspire crazy faith in others.  Smartphones, wi-fi, and even the electric light bulb were all history-making inventions that started out as crazy ideas.  If you know me – you know that I believe that greatness is possible for everyone – his 20 minute sermon – caused me to go online and get this book.  I’ve actually already been thru it two times now.  If you are struggling in your faith or with a desire to accomplish something – I 100% recommend this one.

 

Will – Will Smith – Come on…. I grew up with Will Smith.  TV, Movies, music… all of it.  How could I not get this book?  I love getting an inside look at someone’s life. What challenges they faced, how they overcame them, how they struggle – it makes them feel a little bit more real.  This was a great book and I’m so glad I got it.  I see him in a totally different light and really enjoyed it.  It was an easy one – sometimes you just need easy books – my reading gets a little out of control sometimes – but this one was an absolutely great read.

Atomic Habits – James Clear OK, being totally transparent – this one will probably take one more run thru.  It’s been a little tough to get thru – but I will for sure give it one more go.  This book was recommended by some of the leaders that Melissa and I work with and of course – i’m on a constant journey to be better.  I love the idea and the concepts – but I need to give it some time to get thru when i’m not driving so I can really stay focused on it.  However, it has some great concepts and I do honestly believe that we can build habits little by little to create the life we want to have.

 

 

So in all truth and fairness – there are about 6 more books that i’ve gotten thru this month – but they are pure smut.  Meh – I like to disappear into worlds that are so not appropriate. Don’t judge.  With that said – they probably aren’t super appropriate here – so if you want the list – you probably better ask me personally. 🙂

 

What’s coming up for February 

The BE Shoot is coming up the first week of February – we do still have some times open – I would be honored if you wanted to be a part of it.  It’s a great project and really does a lot for the soul.  Kinda like those books – Chicken Soup for the Soul – but Brooke’s version with stories and pictures.   If you are interested – you can sign up here.  The BE Project – 2022 booking site

Melissa and I are off to Savannah Georgia this month.  One of my favorite things we do is to take extended weekend trips.  We try to always go somewhere new and fun.  New experiences are truly what life should be about – be sure to keep an eye on our personal instagram and facebook stories for that journey.  I’m super excited about this trip because not only do we have some friends travelling with us – but my son is joining us on this one as well.

February also is our first conference for us to attend with our new health coaching journey.  I’m sure you’ve seen it on our personal social media – we are now health coaches.  I really can’t begin to tell you what a blessing this has been.  It has not only held us accountable and caused our bodies and lives to DRASTICALLY improve – we have been given a gift that we have shared with over 75 people.  Every day someone reaches out to us and says – “what i’ve been doing, just isn’t working.  Do you think you can help?”  So we partner with people and get to see, not only, their bodies change, but their minds and lives change.  Can you imagine waking up one day with energy you haven’t had in years, the desire to actually get out and do the things you’ve been “meaning to do” or the ability to play with your kids/grandkids and not feel exhausted?  It’s incredible.  I am so excited for this conference because I get to spend 2 days with a group of people that are dreamers.  A room full of people that are ready to make a difference and build a better world.  Yall – i’m pumped.

One other conference I’m excited about is a local one.  Burleson has a leadership conference Project U – “This is a day that featuring nationally recognized leaders, authors and business professionals. Hosted by the City of Burleson Economic Development Corporation, this event aims to provide valuable resources for attendees to enhance their current skill set, collaborate with like-minded professionals and become better leaders within their community. ​Project U will consist of six dynamic speakers, carefully chosen to educate, inspire and encourage you. Each keynote will present powerful stories and takeaways, curated from their own unique experiences and walks-of-life.”  By now – you’ve probably realized i’m such a nerd and so not this cool lady I want you to think I am.  However, I love that our city has put together an event that unique ways to help others grow in their professional lives as well as learning how to “make an imprint.”

In all of this fun stuff – i’ve also got 4 head shot sessions and 5 boudoir sessions already booked for the month…. let’s get some more booked!  If you are interested in booking a session – you can email me here brooke@beautifulevolutions.com

What is in the works

So… what is coming down the pipeline

Well – in the photography world – we have new concepts and backgrounds for headshots – new sets for boudoir – and working out the final details for our furry friends… So super excited about all of them – but especially the last one.  I mean really – who doesn’t want to play with fur babies all day!?!\

We are also starting to push out BTX Brewfest – this is our festival that happens October 1, 2022.  The focus of this festival is showcasing local businesses and entrepreneurs – food trucks and breweries.  Our first year was last October – and it was a knock-out event.  I can’t wait to show you what we have planned for this year – we will be pushing out more info pretty soon!

NEW FESTIVAL ALERT!! We are so excited to announce BTX Food Truck and Art Festival. This will be held on April 24, 2022 in Burleson and will be an amazing SUNDAY FUNDAY.  We will have Food Trucks (be thinking about a food truck competition – get your bellies ready) and an actual Art Festival.  We are currently looking for Art Vendors.  Do you, or do you know someone, that creates art or hand-crafted items.  We want to talk to them.  One of the coolest things about this event – we are going to partner with our younger artists in the community as well.  We have special student pricing for this young artists.  What a beautiful opportunity to showcase the next generation and encourage them to use their hands to create.

For more information on the two festivals – please email brooke.btxbrewfest@gmail.com  MARK your calendars now!

 

Here’s to a beautiful year full of goals, dreams and living your best life yet.

All my love

Brooke

 

 

2022 …. bring it on!

2022 …. bring it on!

2021… What a year!!!  I don’t know about you – but 2021 just almost won.  Almost.

If you have been around a while – you’ve been thru it all with me. Thank you for sticking it out.  2021 was full of hopes and dreams and great big plans.  I had so many plans for last year.  However, the universe had other ideas.  A year with many losses, sickness, health challenges and just honestly a sense of not knowing where to go from there.  I took December to really focus on what was important to my dreams, my goals and what served my soul.  We’ve restructured some things.  We’ve refocused our energy on things that serve our purpose better.  Most importantly, I have taken the time to really stop and dream again.

Here are a few updates for you for 2022.. just a few – there are really so many more.

The BE Project 2022

Hopefully, you have seen we have picked up the 2021 BE Project and have been sharing on social media.  We will be scheduling sessions for the first week of February for 2022.  We will be opening up the sign up form later this week.

 

Head Shots

Head Shots will always be special to me.  We are working on a few new styles of headshots so be sure to let me know when you need to update yours.  New background colors – new styles – new approach – same great experience.

 

Paw Prints

coming soon… we will be celebrating your furry friends

 

My word for 2022 is determined.  I allowed 2021 to derail me from my plans.  This year – I would say – hang on tight because big things are going to happen.  I am determined to come here and share with you what’s going on, my rambling thoughts, and just get back to what drives me.  Writing has always been something that soothes my soul.  It feeds my brain and my heart.  So as long as you keep reading, I promise to keep writing.  I am determined to do better to share the images of those that trust me to step in front of my camera and tell their stories.  This has always been one of the greatest things for me about being a photographer – to learn the stories of the people I get to meet.

Thank you for all the prayers and grace this year each of you have sent my direction.  I am blessed beyond measure and I am determined to elevate our BE Empire this year to levels unseen.

Until I see you on the other side of the camera – Much Love to each of you.

xoxo

Brooke

The BE Project 2021 – Seth – Beautiful Evolutions Photography

The BE Project 2021 – Seth – Beautiful Evolutions Photography

The BE Project – In a world where you can be anything…. what will you be?

Seth… there are so many ways I’m sure you could describe Seth.  Tall is obviously one of them if you have ever met him i person.  However, there really is so much more to him and every time I get the opportunity to visit with him, my heart just gets happier.  He’s always dressed sharp, he has a wonderful smile that makes me smile and he has one of the kindest hearts. Read on to learn a little bit about this guy!

What word did you choose and why?

Seth chose the word Resilient.

“I think it fits me better than ANY other word on the planet. I think it’s perfect because of my ability to bounce back and recover and that is the definition of it.”  Seth has faced a lot and has had a bit of a bumpy road, so I asked how he was today.  “Fantastic!   I chose to change my life and it was the very best thing I ever could have done.”  April 1 will be 2 years since Seth has made life changes.  I asked where he finds his strength to continue down a path of a better life for himself. “It was easier once I got started, every day is challenge, however, I don’t ever want to go back to that place.”

What would you tell Seth as a little boy?

Man, don’t do it, its not cool.

What would you tell Seth 10 years ago?

“It’s a long road.”

What do you hope life looks like in a few years?

“That’s tough because of my dad.  He is deteriorating quickly and it’s tough to think about what life looks like in a few years without him here.  I am lucky that I get to live with him and my mom now – so I get the opportunity to make memories now. If I hadn’t gotten my life turned around, I’m not sure I would have been able to forgive myself for missing out.”

 

Seth – It is an absolute honor to watch you grow and evolve into the man you are becoming.  I know you have a million people that are cheering you on – but you have one more over here.  I’m blessed that I’ve gotten to photograph you a few times and I get to see a beautiful version of you.  Thank you for being vulnerable and share your heart with me.

 

What is The BE Project?

Have you ever stopped to think about who or what you want to be?  Most often there is a word that drives you.  If you sit in the silence and really think about what type of person you want to be… there will be a word, sometimes more than one word, that will guide you along and push you to keep being a better version of yourself.  This photo project has become something that has touched my heart and hopefully those that have participated. I chose to shoot all of the images in black and white because I wanted the least amount of distractions.  Just the human and the word.   This project is the stories of some amazing people, their stories, and what these words mean to them.  Some have participated each of the 3 years we have done this, some are new each time.  It’s an amazing honor to follow along in their journey and document who they are becoming.

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. 

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?