Myth: all brand shoots include sipping coffee and laughing at your computer 😂 Honestly, there is NOTHING wrong with that (in fact, that’s always a part of my own personal brand photos, because I would DROP without my coffee and I love incorporating my daily habits-like being on my computer)! BUT there is NO RULE that says you can’t incorporate as much of your personality into your images as possible!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ WHY is this important? Your clients, your audience, your people- they want to know YOU! Plus, when you are this fun, why not capture it?!?!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Thanks for being so fun, fearless, and beautiful @quiannamarie !!
It fills my heart beyond measure that so many publications that I have admired, respected, and followed closely my entire career are featuring the #LEPworkshop and our shoot. I’m humbled, honored, and so excited to see it on @greylikes!!!! ✨ Posted @withrepost • @greylikes A perfectly pink autumn palette of dusty peach and blush in today's editorial #NOWonGLW // planning + design @alexakayevents // photographer @laylee_emadi // associate photographer @gabycaskeyphoto // floral @olivegrovedesign // stationery @sarahann_design // venue @thewhitesparrow // cake @bellanoelbakery // dress + jewelry @wedbridalboutique // inside rentals @warehouseroseevents // outside rentals @toptiereventrentals // h+mu @britebarbeauty // veil @kathrynannbridal // ring @localeclectic // ribbon + runner @ohbejoyfulcreative // linens @amlinenrental
Movement. Emotion. It's what I love to capture when working with dancers.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This girl nailed every single action shot on the first take (which if you've danced or been photographed as a dancer, you know is insane) but her stunning and captivating movement was still my favorite thing to document 🖤⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #emadiseniors #LEPdancers
I know logically that there are still 4 months left in this year, but for some reason I feel like 2019 is almost over… so weird!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ That being said, for the first time I literally couldn’t remember my “word of the year”… so I searched for it, and I realized that I definitely have not been staying fully true to the intentions I set for myself back at the start of 2019.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This quote that I scribbled here to share with you is a snippet of those intentions, shared to remind you to CELEBRATE your wins and SLOW down a little bit today! I think ambition is beautiful, but don’t rush past all you’ve achieved because you’re already chasing that next step!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I found that I had set my word as “enough” and this is what I wrote:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ***ENOUGH***⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -I have Enough; I want to stop adding to the clutter, and to find contentment in what I own and in my environment. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -I am Enough; embracing growth in its own time and not allowing ambition to overshadow accomplishment.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -I’ve done Enough; allowing myself the freedom to continue to seek balance in my work and life by sticking to my own boundaries and work hours!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ I’m so glad I searched for this, so I could start on it again!! How have you kept up with your 2019 intentions?!
::GIVEAWAY CLOSED:: 🎉It’s a Birthday Giveaway!!!!!🥳⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ For my birthday this year, I’m giving away a $50 gift credit to @giftandgarnish (my sweet new shop in partnership with @sarahann_design, officially opening in mid-September), as well as a beautiful blue hydrangea art print by my sweet friend @simplyjessicamarie!!!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ To enter:⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 1- tag a friend who would love to win (one entry per tag)⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 2- make sure you're following me, @giftandgarnish, and @simplyjessicamarie⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ bonus* 3- for 2 extra entries, share this post in your insta-story (make sure you're public and that you tag me so I see it)!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ fine print: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -must be in the US for the art print shipping⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ - Gift and Garnish credit to be used upon shop opening in September⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ -giveaway closes at 11:59pm CST August 29th⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: @angelicamariephoto (who is amazing and grabbed this photo 5 minutes before brunch yesterday 😂) #giveaway #communityovercompetition #risingtidesociety
I’ve got a lot going on these days... it’s no secret that I enjoy being busy. I love working hard on new projects, connecting with people, and a good dose of productivity. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ But this is me in a season of hustle- and trust me there is a healthy dose of rest just around the corner. It’s marked off on my calendar, I know when it’s happening, and I know it’s what is going to keep me from crashing and burning out. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ If you’re in a season of hustle- have you planned your rest? If not- I would so strongly encourage you to get your calendar out and take a sharpie to it- protect your time and your health (mental and physical) and mark off some dates to refresh! 📆📵🗓 ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ PS- This photo from two years ago is my laptop background and it makes me so happy 😊 #layleesfavoritethings
I never get tired of seeing all the back to school posts year after year! Whether it's moms of little ones sharing the cute snaps outside their front doors, or seniors posting their last first days (#ska 😂)... I just love the excitement of a fresh start!!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In other news, this headshot of Evie stopped me in my tracks at her shoot and I had to post it asap 🖤⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #emadiseniors
One of my favorite things about brand photography is the honor of documenting people’s passion for their work!! ✨ For this photographer, styling is one of her strong suits and something she loves doing- and it was so wonderful to see that work in action and to capture that for her! ✨ Excited to share more from this shoot soon!
Happy Monday, friends!! Are you ready to tackle this week?! Here's a little tip that I've started implementing into my daily routine that has helped me battle excess stress!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ After interviewing Emily of @cocoandjune for an episode of @soheresthethingpodcast I've switched from writing out my to-do lists from the first thing I do in the morning, to having it be the last thing I do in the evening! It helps me center my intentions for the next day, and clear out my head before I get ready to sleep!!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ What's your favorite way to plan out what you tackle next?! I'm always up for advice on planning and productivity!⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ 📷: @dawnelizabethstudios