Hang on guys, because this is going to be a long one... Today I want to talk about self love. I’m someone who firmly believes in always working to better yourself/your life. In the past I’ve shared various intentions that I’ve set for myself to get over mental road blocks and unhealthy thought processes, and this year has been no different. At the beginning of this year I set an intention to stop holding myself back in all aspects of my life. And I never could have imagined how that goal would manifest itself. I’ve never really considered myself to be someone who lacked confidence in themselves. I’m secure in who I am as a person - privately and with my close friends. But outwardly? Not quite so much. It’s scary to openly be yourself all the time, right!? So instead we close ourselves off, change, or hide pieces of ourselves that don’t fit the mold that society has set. But in doing that, we hold ourselves back from true happiness and true connection. And how often do we do this? How often do we allow ourselves to be held back by fear, potential rejection, or our own mental blocks? How often do we tell ourselves “I can’t” because we feel that we’re lacking in some way? In the past I’ve easily blamed it on being an introvert. But I knew that was just a convenient excuse to allow myself to hold onto limiting beliefs. Last weekend Ted and I had a couples session while in Bend and I was SO nervous. I knew I wanted fun romantic photos of us but I kept telling myself “I can’t.” I can’t because I always freeze up in front of the camera. I can’t because I feel too awkward. I can’t because I need to lose weight first. These are all worries that I help people deal with all the time, and there I was, ready to give in to those limiting thoughts. But letting myself be held back by my own limits is not something I do anymore. So this is me. Loving myself fully and being myself openly. No longer holding myself back based on self imposed limits. And you know what? That feels incredibly freeing! —— Huge huge thanks to @valentiaproductions for meeting us in Bend for this session and giving us these beautiful photos! I couldn’t be happier with how they turned out!
If you could go anywhere on the coast for a weekend getaway, where would you go? This little stretch of beach is quickly becoming one of my favorite spots!
I feel like I’m totally oversharing this Bandon wedding but I don’t even care. 🤣 I love love love how perfect this shot turned out with her veil blowing in the wind!
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Does anyone else have a bad habit of leaving personal work untouched for months (or years 😬😂)?? Found this shot of @ms_model_heidi while looking through some old film scans from @sierrarosephotography’s workshop last year that I never got around to finishing.
“Paradise isn’t a place. It’s a feeling.” - L. Boyer
Is anyone else just struggling to get back to work today?? Not even coffee is helping me this morning. 😂 We took Macy to a fireworks show for the first time yesterday and she absolutely loved it! 🎇But we didn’t get home until after 11pm so I’m definitely feeling it today. 😅 Tomorrow we’re headed back to this gorgeous stretch of the coast for a sweet intimate wedding on the beach. 😍 Which means today is full of prepping, organizing, packing and trying to get through my to do list. But I can’t wait for all the beauty we get to capture tomorrow!
When I approached @thebendflowercompany for this Bridal Inspiration, I asked if she could make a wide, organic, overflowing bouquet and she did not disappoint! I love the mix of blooms she chose and how well the spring colors played with the desert tones at Smith Rock. In case you missed it, click the link in our bio to see the rest of this feature on @bajanwed! Hair - @k.and.co_bridalandhairstyling | Makeup - @__ari__makeup__ | Model - @rachel_shea1 | Dress - @missstellayork | Linens - @adorncompany | venue - @smithrockstatepark
The sweeping views at Smith Rock were the perfect place for this simple and organic bridal inspiration! See the full feature on @bajanwed via the link in our bio! Floral Design - @thebendflowercompany | Hair - @k.and.co_bridalandhairstyling | Makeup - @__ari__makeup__ | Model - @rachel_shea1 | Dress - @missstellayork | Linens - @adorncompany