HOLIDAYS// are busy and sometimes can be stressful. I LOVE the holidays because it reminds me that almost 5 years ago, my hubby was planning on how he was going to propose to me in San Francisco with his family. The excitement he had for a few months leading up to it, makes me smile so much! I will remember the day so clearly in San Francisco. My hubby actually shipped the ring to his parents in Florida so he wouldn’t travel with me carrying it 😀It was the day after Christmas, we went with his dad, mom, and his sister into the city. His sister took us to several spots overlooking San Fran and the Golden Gate Bridge. I could sense something was up and he wasn’t sure if this was the right spot or not. We then went to Fisherman’s Wharf and I walked a ways down to this dock he had in mind. All I was thinking, “ I want to eat and we are passing so many restaurants!” When we got to the dock, his mom handed the box and he pulled me aside and got down on one knee! I couldn’t be any happier that day saying, yes to my hubby! We were able to celebrate with his family there and I was able to call my family in Michigan! Holidays can rushed, but enjoy this season and for all those getting engaged, take everything in and enjoy the moment/season your in 😀 . . . Anyone else love the holidays?😀 What do love about the holidays? 👇🏻😀
VULNERABILITY// is a scary thing to show and share with others, but last week 400 of us photographers at our event with @katelynjames was given the opportunity to show one another! One thing I enjoyed that Katelyn had us to do was share for 30 seconds to a group of photographers at our table about things that we loved about ourself. It couldn’t be that we love our kiddos, our husband, our family, etc. It had to be about what we LOVED about who we are. At first, I thought these people don’t know me and I don’t know what I live about myself. When it was time to go, people hesitated to go at our table. I offered to go 1st. I was nervous at 1st, but when our time started, I was ready to let my vulnerability to show. I shared that I LOVE that I have a serving heart. I love that I served while I was a teacher, I love serving my my family, and I carry that into my couples and family. I love that I can pour my heart into those that I care for and those I want to care for. I strive to share my servant heart and to push myself to keep serving others where I can. Thank you @katelynjames for pushing us last week to start to share what we love about ourselves and show vulnerability! . . . What do you LOVE about yourself? Challenge yourself this week and tell someone what you love about yourself!😀👇🏻 Happy Monday!
COMMUNITY// over competition is a phrase a lot of us creatives use day to day in our lives! Today, is one of them 😀 Over 400 photographers are coming together as a community to meet one another, learn from one other, support one another, laugh, share stories, and gain knowledge from one of the most inspirational person in the creative industry! @katelynjames is one of the most loving and serving creative I had had the opportunity to learn photography and life from! She is brought so many photographers together through this community and I have met so many online friends and grow as a servant to my clients. I am so excited today to meet other creatives, to build relationships, and learn from Katelyn! @katelynjames thank you for your serving heart to serve us creatives and allowing us to come together as a community rather than competition with one another 😀#kjbusinessjourney . . . . . #bridalsession #thegrandivory #texaswedding #risingtidesociety #dallasphotographer #weddingphotographer #dallasweddingphotographer #wedinspo #stylemepretty #fineartwedding #dallasfineartweddingphotographer #dallasfineartphotographer #bridesofnorthtexas #fortworthweddingphotographer #luxurywedding #dweddings #luxuryweddingphotographers #thatsdarling #azphotographer #azweddingphotographer #scottsdalewedding
SPENDING TIME// with this guy this weekend! This is our first trip in 3 years since having Copeland by ourselves for 72 hours! We are so blessed to have this quality time together and much needed time together! It will be nice eating meals together and able to share talks together! We have been working so hard to get this time together and we can’t wait for Sunday too! We are headed to the Patriots and Cowboys game and we will definitely be cheering for the Pats! I can’t wait to instagram story our trip 😀 Also, after traveling all morning, I may have watched quite a few episodes of FRIENDS 😀 Have to say, one of my favorite episodes that I watched is the Russ vs Ross! 😀Anyone a FRIENDS binge watcher? 😀✋Do you have a favorite episode?👇🏻 📷 @thecottonwoodcollective