Posts in Photography
Getting Glitter-fied with The Ladies from To Die For DIY

Before the holiday weekend began I got the chance to hang out with the oh-so-fabulous ladies of To Die for DIY! These two longtime friends have teamed up with Kurt Stein’s School of Music to host some summer workshops to create some incredible DIY projects to get the creative juices flowing and I got the opportunity to shoot the personal branding photos for it! I’m pretty sure we used a pound of gold glitter for this shoot and we’ll all be picking glitter out of places we never thought glitter could go.

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SEEING BEAUTY SESSIONS EPISODE 3: Learning To Love Myself Through Illness by Shaena Ragna

In this episode I talk candidly with a long time support, friend, and amazing human Shaena Ragna. Shaena share’s her story of how she transformed her relationship with herself & her body over the years. How self-care has played such an important roll and how she’s learned how to truly care for herself after illness. She also shares her take on motherhood, beauty, and much more!

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Catching Up with Jennifer Lloyd

I’m so excited to share someone special with you today on the blog. She’s been a mentor to me over the years and a friend. It’s Jennifer Lloyd and I got a chance to catch up with her during our last session together. We’ve been watching each others journey’s unfold and through the ups and downs we make it a point to connect when we can. It’s been a while since we had last worked together so we were overdo. Jennifer has transformed greatly since the last time I saw her and so we had to document it! She looks lighter and brighter than I’ve ever seen her before!

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SHAENA RAGNA PHOTOGRAPHY

I’m honored to share miss Shaena Ragna Photography’s personal branding session that we co-created. Shaena has been in my life since early 2006 & it’s been an honor and pleasure to witness her growth. She was my second shooter for over 5 years and now this baby bird’s is flying the nest & running her own wedding & lifestyle business. I’m so excited & oh-so-proud.

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SEEING BEAUTY SESSIONS: MIDWEST TOUR BEGINS

What started as a senior project has developed into a reimagined mission to show men & women and the world just how beautiful they are. Almost 12 years after this project began, I'm back in the city where it all started & I'm kicking off a Midwest tour sharing stories & photography of men & women to promote the power of transformation and healing.

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10 Ways To Calm Pre-PhotoShoot Jitters

Being on the other side of the camera can feel scary, believe me I know. In fact it took me almost 9 years to allow someone to turn the camera back on me. Yes, I said it 9 years… Photographers are notorious for hiding out behind the camera. So trust me when I say I know what you’re going through and I’ve overcome my fears and insecurities around being photographed and I promise you can overcome your fears around it too. After photographing hundreds if not thousands of women over the years I’ve picked up some tips along the way to help you calm those pre-photo shoot jitters both from observation and through my own experiences.

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How To Prepare For Your Next Boudoir Shoot!

So you’ve done it or you’re thinking of doing it! You’ve decided to be brave and take the plunge! You’re ready to dive into the deep end of the photography swimming pool and have a boudoir session! Now what?! How do I prepare for a boudoir session? What will I wear? What the heck do I do with my hands?! OMG, what have I gotten myself into? No worries Brave Beautiful One! I’m going to ease your mind and calm your fears. This is a question I’ve been asked hundreds of times over the last decade and I’m here to help ease your mind. Please keep in mind that each photographer is different and their processes are different of course so you’ll want to find out from your photographer what they recommend. For my beauties, this is what I tell them…

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Demetra Nyx Sex & Relationship Coach Extraordinaire

Meet Demetra Nyx, a saucy and powerful goddess here to help men have mind blowing sex and be better lovers to their partners. She’s creating healthy & happy men so men can have amazing relationships in and outside of the bedroom. This beauty is an inspiration to so man and she’s just getting started!

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The Importance of HAVING AMAZING Photography For YOUR BRAND & Why It's NECESSARY NOW More Than Ever

In a fast-paced world, your brand & images need to be able to quickly convey your message. Images are a powerful way to speak your message & connect with your audience. As they say, "an image can speak a thousand words" and nothing could be further from the truth. Having incredible images for your personal brand photography can quickly let someone know whether or not they want to know more or dive deeper into what you have to offer.

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THE BEAUTY OF WOMEN, WHERE IT ALL BEGAN

Ever since I was a little girl I knew I had a mission. Rooted deep within was this knowing that I was here to help  celebrate women. To show them & the world how beautiful they are. You see, I have a gift, I have the ability to see people, really seeing them. I see beyond the exterior, beyond the limiting beliefs, doubts, and fears. I see them for who they truly are & I'm able to reflect that back in an image.

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The Beauty of Women: Laura's Story of Connecting To What Matters

The most difficult thing I think is the decline of my marriage and the long ramp up to my divorce. The man I chose was one of the kindest hearted tender people that I ever met. We both came from divorced backgrounds and no security around a committed relationship. We were young when we met and simply decided to promise each other that love would conquer all- even though we had no skills or role models with any success to guide us- we decided that we would form a marriage and family where respect, passion, and communication would guide us.

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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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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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