Hi there, I’m coming at you with a bit of real life behind the scenes of being a hot mess mama with a business she finally loves. I say finally because after five years of doing this thing there’s finally a groove I’m falling into. It’s freaking awesome.Imagine this if you will... A brand new gorgeous pair of your dream shoes. I'm talking Pinterest Style board dream shoes. They’re PERFECT. They’re your favorite color and they make your butt look amazing.The only problem? They’re two sizes off. The shoes don’t fit, and no amount of contorting your feet can make them right for you. You can attempt to wear them for a bit, maybe a night out with friends where you end up walking barefoot to your car? Anyone else done this?? Just me? COOL. Eventually you’re going to have to give them up. I made a huge switch in my business this year to focus ONLY on Brand Photography. Because...that’s a bit how weddings felt. They were gorgeous. I worked with some of the most amazing clients on the planet, many of which I still call friends after their big day was over. I shot a high profile gig or two with other amazing photographers on weddings with flower budgets that made my flower loving self drool. I even ended up with those pals in publications like Martha Stewart, Huffington post, AND People Magazine. The shoes just didn’t fit. It never felt like me and I spent almost five years wedging myself, uncomfortably, into a niche that wasn’t mine. I say all of that to get to this point. I’m so glad you’re here. I’m thrilled that you’re getting a behind the scenes look as I fumble my way through another shift in business with no plans of giving this one up. I FINALLY found the most comfortable, flattering, pump me up in every way pair of metaphorical shoes. I now get to help OTHER women on their journey to build businesses they are obsessed with. I get to play a role in helping them put their best shoe forward (oh my god are we still on the shoe reference???) in their business and to be part of a TEAM again, something I’ve been missing as a solo-preneur.
@eddisandco has THE coolest clients (@bberryinteriors being one of them) so pretty much any project proposal from her team is an immediate yes! Interiors aren’t my focus but Marion and her team have me strongly considering another shift... KIDDING. But seriously...how gorgeous is this place on Sullivan’s Island?!?!
This beauty and her whole flower slingin’ crew are in my stories today. Any time I get to shoot film AND play with flowers is a day well spent. Add in a majorly talented group of flower geniuses and it’s pure gold!! @kateasireflowers can we shoot together every weekend?? K thanks!
So excited to be jumping back into #theblueprintmodel with @shannaskidmore. I remember taking this course three years ago in a season of change and here we are again! Things are quickly picking up with this new avenue of Branding Photography and I’m seriously LOVING it. If you’ve talked to me lately there’s a chance you’ve heard me blabbing all about my new found love for supporting others in their businesses and the amazing women I’ve had the chance to work with. I’m finally feeling that team mentality I’ve been longing for since team sports ended my senior year of high school 🤣 Anyway, I’ve always been SO passionate about learning. If you want feedback/recommendations on courses, books, planners, podcasts, etc. I’m probably your go to gal. I love learning new ways of doing things and constantly working to improve my offerings. So here I am again, jumping back into this incredible program and finally feeling at home with this business of mine. Pretty sure there is still time to get into this program for the final class!!
Anyone else struggling to find words lately?!? I’ve felt just about every emotion in the last week going all the way from complete joy, fearlessness, fearFULness and the list goes on and on. I’ve written countless captions, copied and pasted them to my Notes app and decided not to post at all. 🤷🏽♀️ Mostly I’m just grateful. For the health of my family. My job and the people I get to work with. The opportunity to travel and actually get paid to do it 🙈. And some of the most joyful clients anyone could ask for. I’m pretty much still exhausted from the last week but I’m so so grateful. 📸 @abbymurphyphoto
A quick morning stroll for breakfast and a nap before heading out the door! Kicking off a weekend full of photo taking in just a few hours! DC you’re the cutest!
Hopping on a ✈️ and heading to DC for two Brand Sessions AND a wedding with one of my favorites in the biz. Can’t wait to finally meet two new clients this morning and dive into brand photos to launch their business into the next level!!! 📸 Who’s pumped for the weekend?!?!
Found my dream house today and spent four hours shooting in it with @eddisandco for @bberryinteriors. Officially obsessed with every corner of this gorgeous home and adding “Interior Designer” to my list of must haves.
Fresh photos with the 💣 lighting. How freaking gorgeous is this kitchen?!?! @bberryinteriors is the actual queen of interior design 🙌🏻 Also I finally figured out how to use the Lightroom app for my phone 🙈 oops. I’ve been using Lightroom for SIX years and had zero clue I could use it for my phone photos too 🤣 @eddisandco love working with your team as usual!! Also... welcome to my dream home 😍
Why yes... yes we do hold this camera with the delicate care we would hold an infant 🤣Tools of the trade. And what a beautiful tool it is 😍