Trying to break the world record this week for amount of shoots edited in 4 days. I’m exhausted, and totally sacrificing my sleep at the moment but it feels so good to be catching up and I kind of feel like a ninja checking off all there is to do while I’ve been alone with the kids all week. I mean my house is absolutely trashed but I’m editing all the things and that’s what balance really looks like.
Hello humans of Instagram. This is me. Brittany... I don’t really look like this right now and my hair is way shorter but I have this thing where I don’t really love photos of myself right away and then like a year later, I’m like “I look good!!”. It’s a thing, it really is. It also only took me a year to print photos from this session that ended in a family shoot with @candaceberryphotography - I printed them, bought the frames and now they are stacked on my floor. . . ANYWAY. I’m on here because I’m trying to talk more about who I am and what I’m all about. So here it is. I’m actually a little bit of a chaotic train wreck at least 2 days a week but I do have my shit together too! I’m like, the most unorganized organized person if that even makes sense. I love lists and I like a clean closet and clean sheets but my car usually has a banana peel on the dash. Make sense now? . I run a full time wedding photography business, and usually go into hibernation from January-March because I’m Canadian! I also decided to take on half the amount of weddings for next year so I can put a little more focus into some new projects that I am working on over the winter! Something I’m really excited about! My husband @timmac5 is a realtor and we love buying and flipping homes, even though we’ve only done one 👀 these things take time but we recently bought a very old church that we plan on sprucing up! . I’m a mom to two kiddos but if you’ve watched my stories at all thennn you’d find that out pretty quick. Andddd lastly, I’m working really hard to punch fear in the face and continue to chase after all the weird things I’m into without hesitation. Why? Because my biggest fear in life is regret. Andddd we just got deep. But seriously. Life is too short to sit on your butt thinking about what you want to do and not actually doing it . I also love coffee and dessert but who doesn’t?
I just finished my last wedding of 2019 and it feels a little weird that it’s all over but also excited to take a breather for a little bit and blast through all of my wedding galleries! I’m try to set a crazy goal and have all of my weddings delivered before November 1st 👀 It might require some early mornings but I’m determined!
Over the last few weeks, I have had the opportunity to learn more about Girl Guides of Canada and I have been blown away with the responses I’ve received in regard to my “In-home” Girl Guides experience. It appears that you are one of two people, someone who has been impacted greatly by Girl Guides (which was really encouraging to hear) or you had NO idea that Girl Guides is actually a program designed to empower young girls by giving them the tools to be a good leader, independent and have the ready-for-life skills she needs in areas like mental health and financial literacy. . When I was a little girl and teenager, I hated speaking up. It still makes me a little uncomfortable sometimes, as I’ve had to work really hard over the years to overcome this obstacle. I am 28 years old, and I am finally starting to believe that my voice matters, my words matter and I am worthy of being heard. . There are so many ways I want to empower my own daughter and so many things I want her to learn but ultimately I want her to be a confident young woman who isn’t afraid to speak up. I want her to be independent and have all the tools she needs to step into her adult life. . Saying those few things out loud, leaves me feeling like I have a big job to do, and I totally do. Raising good little humans is a lot of work but I have always believed that it takes a village, and as a mom who wears many hats, it comforts me to know that I don’t have to do it alone. . I’ve said this before, but who wouldn’t want this for their daughters? I am excited to find a group like Girl Guides of Canada for Posey and continue to explore all that this amazing community has to offer! . If you’re a mama who also feels slightly overwhelmed with all that we have to teach our daughters, I want to encourage you that you aren’t in it alone and you don’t have to do it alone. By registering your daughter for Girl Guides you’re not just registering her for another group, you are signing her up to be a part of safe and inclusive girl-driven community that will help her soar in whatever path she chooses. . . . . #girlguides #girlguidesofcanada #everythingshewantstobe #volunteer #inclusive #sparks #brownies #guides
Is it acceptable to keep your bats and pumpkins up all year round? Probably not but I’m feeling this 🦇 . . Also swipe to see what my house actually looks like... pretty sure there’s more stuff behind me too.
If you don’t run the extra mile now, when it doesn’t really “matter”, you never will, even if your circumstances change. . This morning when I went to the gym and found out we were running for 30 minutes I quickly wished I had just stayed in bed today. I’m not a runner, and I think the most I’ve ran in the last 6 months has been no more than like 1 or 2K - I did the run, didn’t stop and actually kept up even though I though I felt like I was going to die. When we got back we realized it was actually 5.8km and I was really proud of myself. . So as I’m driving home, it got me thinking and I feel far too often we are counting every metre and only wanting to do the minimum requirement. I say this because I’ve been there and catch myself in this way of thinking. If I was told I had to run 5k I would have told myself I couldn’t do it, and if I did I would have walked for the remaining km. I know this is kind of a cheesy analogy and maybe it’s not quite clicking for you like it did for me but I felt like God spoke to me this morning about going the extra mile in all that we do. Don’t just seek the minimum requirements if you want to live a life of abundance. You get out what you put in. You reap what you sow. Stop tracking every metre, in fact stop tracking all together and just do the work. Keep running, working and fighting until you see the fruits of your labor and don’t give up. . I think if we all approached our everyday lives with a mindset of “running the extra mile”, whether it be for that stranger at the grocery store or going the extra mile in your marriage, friendships, or business, things would look a lot different. . What are you doing today to go the extra mile? . Side note: I am obsessed with @velvetandloomshop rugs 💕