Want to make your day instantly better? Let’s play a game. wherever you are, make a quick list (on your phone, on a napkin or old receipt) of one thing you’ve perceived with each of your five senses today that you’re thankful for! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🤗⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m currently in my living room loving the smell of @capribluecandles Volcano candle, the sight of clouds rolling across the sky, and the sound of @celinedion's coming through my speakers. I was so grateful for my delicious breakfast cinnamon roll and the feel of a baggy hoodie. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ❤️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What’s on your list, friend?
I’ve heard it said that it’s not happy people who are thankful, but thankful people who are happy, so in the interest of amping up today’s happiness quotient, I’m calling out three things, right here, right now, for which I’m thankful. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ❤️⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1: Fall evenings that are perfect for bonfires, 2: life's hurdles that have made me stronger and more resilient, and 3:all of the amazing people in my life who keep me grounded, confident, and joyful. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🍾⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now you! What are you thankful for today?⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 🎊⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #thankful #givethanks #thanksgiving #typlusmckenna #fall #perseverance #resilience #community #network #friends
What scares you most? When clients first start working with me, many of them are terrified they aren't photogenic supermodels, or look good on camera. 😳🙈 Turns out, although they sometimes still struggle with fear, I’ve helped them overcome their initial worries by assuring them 9/10 of my clients have the same fear. You're not alone! The difference, is that knowing and understanding that (and also being guilty of getting TERRIFIED in front of the camera), it shifts the focus from creating model-worthy poses, to making sure YOU are comfortable. 🤗🎉 When you're comfortable, when you're being you, you're personality shines through. And when that happens - so does your best smile, your best look, and images you are proud of and make you feel confident come naturally. How did you overcome YOUR fears? 💃🕺⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #typlusmckenna #overcomingfears #NYCphotographer #weddings #wedding #photographer #weddingphotographer #engagementphotographer #confidence
Finding communities that fuel you is the most important lesson I’ve learned. These communities come alongside you, encourage you when you’re down, cheer you on when you’re up, and personally invest in your success. 👯♀️ Today, I’m heading to #showitunited, an annual conference hosted by @Showit that focuses on community above competition and I couldn’t be more excited! I find myself lucky to have “coworkers” around the globe who encourage me to be better, hold me accountable, and feed my creative spirit. 💃 What do you value most in a community? #showitunited2019 #typlusmckenna #community #Arizona #Tempe #weddingphotographer #photographer
Not everyone is so lucky as to make money doing something they truly love. I am, and that’s a gift all it’s own. But one of the other great rewards of running my own business has been the amazing network of boss babes I’ve met who share the hustle and serve as my cross-country coworkers. 🍷🧀🌵 One of those boss babes is Brett Denfeld of @bdphotos. Brett and I met four years ago when we (each with a glass of wine in hand) reached for the same cube of cheese at a photography mixer in Phoenix, AZ. It was a match made in heaven. Living states away, I still get the opportunity to work with and photograph weddings with her. For that, I am endlessly grateful. What’s most rewarding about the work you do? 🛫📸 #hustle #bossbabes #showitunited
Don’t call me Angel - you can’t pay the price.