It's here!! The all-new Branding Foundations mini-course is LIVE and you guys are already hopping in left and right! If you're struggling to define and distinguish your brand and find yourself frustrated at the lack of centralized education on the HOW of it all, I built this just👏🏼for👏🏼you. Branding Foundations is a blueprint for discovering + building a solid creative brand on a secure foundation, so you can 1️⃣ get clear on your unique value, 2️⃣ stop guessing at your visuals, voice, and messaging, and 3️⃣ get back to doing what matters most in your business. I've taken all of my know-how from 10 years of running a personal, creative brand, and put it into ONE place. No more struggling through mounds of freebie downloads and surface-level articles- this is the GOOD stuff. The should-I-actually-spill-those-secrets?? kind of good stuff. No fluff, no superfluous bonuses that you feel guilty for not using. 🙅🏼♀️ We stripped it down to the *essentials* because I know how crucial it is that you actually GET THROUGH this course! Inside the course 🔎: ✔️17 lessons of text-based material (we chose to skip non-essential video to respect your limited time!) ✔️Instant access, with audio lessons coming this weekend ✔️Lifetime access, because you KNOW I’m excited to add to this course as you guys request new material! ⏩$97 🤯 Click the link in bio to see what we’ve packed inside and then hop on in- I can't wait to see you on the inside!!
Ya busy this Friday at 10amET? 😘 I've been a bit MIA from IG the last several weeks because I've had my head down, working on the branding guide. When Covid first brought life to a halt, I asked y'all what would be most helpful right now and the resounding answer was I need help with BRANDING! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 👩🏻💻⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ So we put all my other education plans on hold and I immediately sat down to fastrack a resource on branding! ...And what started as an idea for a 10-15-page workbook ended up as an almost-50-page Google Doc, chock full of everything I've learned over the last 10+ years about *building a strong, lasting brand!* It's nearly ready for you, I can't wait to release it NEXT week! 🗓 If branding has been a bee in your bonnet recently, come hang out with me on IG Live on Friday at 10amET- the guide isn’t for sale quite yet (so rest assured, it’s not a webinar or sales pitch- just chatting with friends!) but as we’re getting ready for next week’s release, I wanted to take some time away from my new BFF, monsieur Google Docs, to hang out with y’all and answer ALL the branding questions I can in 20 minutes!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🤓⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Throw a comment down below if I’ll see you there! - Shot for @sarahbradshawphoto's branding session, just before our worlds came to standstill
A note on chasing literal geese: whenever the skies can safely open back up for international travel, if you have the opportunity to stay at @chateaubouthonvilliers, expect your visit to be complete with cows, chickens, and a gaggle of haughty fowl (who, incidentally, did NOT appreciate me not-so-subtly speed walking after them for a photo). It's magic and charm and fresh air, all rolled into a 17th-century estate. 🇫🇷 Wishing I had an excuse to return to the château this summer, but for now, I'll content myself with photos of the bucolic scenery during our last France workshop. Swipe all the way to the end to see the uninvited guest we found in a downstairs washroom- props to @nicolemdumond for catching that little munchkin! Centuries-old château life, amiright?
Dear Felix, I had no way of knowing how much my heart would swell in size when you became my son. I didn’t know to anticipate the feeling that my heart might burst from my chest each time I look at you, pondering what a miracle it is that you’re here. You have no idea of knowing how your squeaks from the back seat on long drives are melodies to a soul that for so many years, wondered if I would ever hear music again. Your very presence is a testament to the goodness and faithfulness of God, and the details of your story are evidence of how very intimately He loves us. • To the little one who made me a mother and gave me cause to celebrate Mother’s Day, you are my treasure. • To my friends who continue to wait, I love you, I see you, and I know the ache of empty arms on this day. I promise you, even though it may not feel like it, your heart won’t always feel this heavy. Isaiah 40:31- “but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.” • Photo by the incomparable @emilygeraldphotography
I've been photographing weddings for more than ten years, and I still get butterflies before every wedding. Every single one! Before we walk into the bridal suite, before the first look, and especially before the ceremony! And the adrenaline definitely kicks in when shooting sunset portraits with light and views like ^that^.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🤩⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I hope that feeling never goes away, because those nerves help remind me to be intentional, present, and thoughtful. Those nerves push me to keep looking for my next best photograph that will bless the socks off of my couple. I just hope, once we're able to gather again to celebrate new marriages, that the nerves won't be TOO intense from all the time I've had to sit around, missing the days when I could shoot moments like this.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 😅⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Even so... maybe I'll temper my caffeine intake the morning of my first wedding back...⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ☕️🙅🏻♀️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ From Chad & @caseyhphotos wedding portraits at @chateaubouthonvilliers. Florals by @floraisonparis, beauty by @beautyasylum
Have you ever had a photograph that makes you wish you could go back in time and LIVE in that moment? This is one of those for me! Four years on, and I'm still obsessed with this portrait! Bryan, Rachel & I met up on Westminster Bridge for their London engagement session, and it was absolute perfection. That head-thrown-back sort of joyful laugh, the classic trench, the way he's looking at her. All of it. • (The only thing that went wrong that morning was my driver initially taking me to the wrong spot- how is there any confusion over location when one says WESTMINSTER BRIDGE? Like, there's only one Parliament building in London, right?? It’s the one with the big👏🏻ol'👏🏻clock!) • Just popped the link in my bio to B&R’s full engagement session, in case you’re feeling wanderlusty like me today!
Happy Cinco de Mayo! AKA the day each year when Kevin & Erica's escort wall goes viral (again) amongst wedding pros on Insta. Because I don't know anyone else who could pull off shots of Patrón with as much elegance as these two did, with a T.I. quote to boot (swipe to see it in action). Cheers, friends! • Killer escort wall game by (who else?) @gritandgraceinc, lettering by @lhcalligraphy, florals by @sweetrootvillage, with @socialsupplydesign #cincodemayo
Quarantine self-portraits. Because sometimes you need an excuse to put on makeup and change out of your around the house jeans. Does anyone get dressed for real anymore, though? ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But actually, I'd been wanting to do a self-portrait with my rainbow striped @wildbird sling ever since first purchasing- turns out, all it took was a stay-at-home order to finally make it happen! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For our Self-Portrait Guide friends, this is proof that breaking out your camera and tripod doesn’t have to be a big deal! I took these this afternoon, with 10 minutes max from set-up to last shot. We’re all home-bound right now, meaning it’ll be a while before you can have portraits with your favorite photographer. Don’t let that stop you from continuing to document and celebrate life as it’s happening in the here and now! (Link in profile if you want to snag a copy of the guide for yourself for 50% off!) #abbygraceselfportraits