There was a time in my career when I used to cringe at the thought of photographing people in harsh light. Especially since at the beginning of my business I used to focus only on portraits, and everyone knows that around sunset is the best time to photograph people! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Well let me tell y’all something, this past year some of my most favorite photos, were taken during mid day sunlight! Photos like this one right here. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now we’ve all heard that practice makes make perfect and while (after photographing 50+ weddings in the past 6 years) I think I’ve had more than enough practice, it comes down to more than that. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again. Educate yourself. Invest in education! One of my biggest regrets is that I didn’t invest in education in my first or second year. Find well established photographers that you absolutely adore and would go as far to call them your friends even though you probably never talked to them (y’all don’t even know how many of these type of friends I got). Then go see if they have any courses, if they don’t, ask if they are willing to do a mentoring session! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you want a good business, you need a strong foundation first. Good values, good missions, and good education. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Now that I spilled one of my biggest regret, tell me yours. If you’re a photographer or not, what’s one regret you have? Let’s encourage one another!
I’m back in the 🌵 state! Hopefully this is the last flight back before making Hawaii our permanent home (or at least for the next 2-3 years). I’ll be answering emails for the next few hours and updating a few 2019 things, and then taking the girls to a park to celebrate Valentine’s day since I wasn’t here with them on the actual day! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What are your plans for this gloomy Saturday?
Getting away for a few days to celebrate Valentine’s day with my man. My main squeeze. Freakin hottie McHot Pants! Sorry I’ll stop now haha! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’ll be back in AZ on Saturday! 🌵 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #valentinesday2019
HAPPY GALENTINE’S DAY!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Go send your favorite ladies some extra love today! The ones that you call when you need to vent to, who will come over at 11:30pm and eat a whole pizza with you just because your emotional. Who gets your funny sense of humor! Your people! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To all my sweet girlfriends: I LOVE YOU ALL! You know who you are! 😉😉 #galentinesday
Walking into Monday like: I’M HERE!! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Who else started a new workout regime and diet (healthier eating) today? 🙋🏼♀️ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If decided to take care of your body and health I’m rooting for you! WE GOT THIS! And if we stumble and eat something we weren’t really supposed to, it’s ok, tomorrow’s a new day and we will try harder! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Each new month feels like a fresh start—a chance for new things that are even better than last month’s things. And in @laracasey’s perfect words, “There’s nothing special about January 1.” And on that note, this week I’m finally getting a chance to sit down and think about my goals for this year! I know I totally slipped January but we can all admit it’s been kinda chaotic for us in the last few weeks! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I love using @cultivatewhatmatters powersheets to help me focus on my family, personal and business goals and I recommend them to anyone I meet! ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What’s your favorite avenue for goal making that helps you focus on the bigger picture?