Accepting My So Called "Flaws".

these images are an after of my self-love journey. Typically you see before and afters as a transformation of "losing the weight" but this was a transformation of my heart. Transforming my hatred for my body and instead, learning to love it, all of it. Thank you, my dear dear friend, for capturing these images for me, when I look at them all I see is love. Love for myself and love for my body, she's been with me, protecting me this whole time. I just couldn't see it before. 

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How do you get into the pool?

I believe how you get into a pool is a great metaphor for life. Me, I've always just gone for it, knowing it might be really cold but knowing that ultimatley I'll warm up if I just keep moving. I'm jumping in cannonball style because that's how I jump into all areas of my life. I'm jumping in boldly + bravely and deep down I know that whatever comes my way I'll pull through because I always pull through.

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Joshua Tree Adventures

I've been photographing people for over a decade and this was the first trip I did a full blown session. I couldn't be happier that it was one of my besties who was on the other side of the camera. She has been part of my journey through photography as well as my own personal self-love journey and I couldn't have asked for someone I love more to be the one to pop my photo shoot cherry. 

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Wildly Authentic with Heidi Swymer

I got the pleasure of doing a personal branding session for this Wild Cat, Heidi Swymer. her in Venice to help spice up her website! Heidi is a blogger building a life she loves, documenting her adventures which include traveling, cocktails, beaching it, staying true to herself and exploring her creativity & spirituality all while getting to know her Wildly Authentic self!

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Live Now Weight Yourself Later

I spent so much of my life trying to lose weight or obsess over the number on the scale. I've heard so many people say they're waiting to take the photos after they lose more weight, waiting to go to the gym until they lose weight, waiting to go get a massage or mani-pedi until they've lost weight. So much waiting, what you're really doing and what I was doing was waiting to live!

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Can You Love Them Where They're At?

I've had to learn to do this in a lot of my relationships over the years. My life has changed so drastically and on a spiritual level, I feel like I've outgrown some of the people in my life. Not that it makes me better or worse, I don't look at myself above anyone else, but I've had to learn that some people I can have certain conversations with and others I cannot. I’ve learned to accept them for who they are, where they're at, and love them anyway.

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Love On Your Money + It Will Love You Back

Money fear is something I've struggled with for a very long time. Being a single mom for most of my teen to adult life, I spent the majority of that time being pretty poor. I always had my basic human needs met and I never ended up homeless, thank God. I've spent the last  couple of years  learning how to overcome my fears around money and I've learned a few things...

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Wonder Woman + The Why I'm Not Her

Self-love has been a buzz word for a while now and it got me thinking about what that word really means to me. Self-love for me is about taking action, putting yourself first, having compassion and holding yourself accountable. I used to think I was Wonder Woman and in a lot of ways I am but in some ways I'm definitely not. Here are the ways I'm so not a superhero.

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