It’s that time of year again, the time of year where I begin to reflect on the months before. I spoke about this in my most recent newsletter and I wanted to take the time to talk about it in greater detail here on the blog. One of the most challenging aspects of writing is finding a voice that exhibits all of who I am. It’s really hard to allow the voice from within to remain unaffected by the constant stimulus that we receive in our daily lives. I am constantly seeing IG images and stories, reading blogs, scrolling Facebook, and even seeing social media on the news. With the influx of voices and personality and curated feeds, it’s hard to be different and it’s hard to be authentic. I rebranded a bit this year and as I was talking to my website designer, I told her that I am really liking muted greens, blush pink, dark gray, and white. Then I told her that I wasn’t actually sure if I liked those colors or I’ve just seen them so much, that I think they’re the best. I want to redecorate my house in gold and white, but I don’t know if that’s some internal desire to have a clean space or if it’s because I watch too much HGTV. AND I don’t know if the voice I write in reflects the who I am and the inside of me.
This is me. This is motherhood. I’m trying to be serious, take pictures of my lipstick, and my little guy is back there, probably writing on my reflector with poop. I’m a hopelessly awkward mother of two who wants to be a light in the world. When I started this business, my main objective was to show women that they can take care of themselves, in a loving way, and STILL take care of their kids. As a stylist, I wanted to help make one thing less stressful in the morning. As a photographer, I wanted to capture those moments of little fingers grasping at daddy’s hand, or to capture a woman who has given her body to the life of another but still wants to retain her own essence. I want this blog to be a source of information for y’all. I know you don’t care what I wore on Tuesday, you’re still trying to remember where you put your keys. I DO know that you want to feel good about yourself, though, and so I am trying to figure out how to help you do that. I know you don’t want to see Mary Jo’s family session at Paris Mountain, but I DO know you care about capturing those little moments that are so fleeting. And so, my journey to figure out how to make any of this information wanted, useful, and relevant remains strong.
My two assistants, Buddha and Ellie. Because ya know… buddhists typically have their toddler arrange makeup on a piece of tile from Home Depot. THIS IS WHO I AM. For real, I am a spiritual seeker and I find the marriage between the “seriousness” of self growth and development and the real world as a mom hilarious. Alex comes into my meditation room and he smashes my candles and put legos on my yoga mat. Oh well, this is my season of life.
I’m going to try some new things in 2018. I’m going to talk about stuff that I think moms want to hear. I’m going to continue to talk about style, since ya know, I’m a stylist, and I’m going to continue to post family sessions, because I think they’re beautiful, but I’m going to post about motherhood, challenges as a woman, and my journey through this life. I hope you’ll join me!
I will include my contact information below. I would love to hear from you. If you have a topic that you’d like to discuss, please feel free to send me a message. I am open and love to hear from you. Thanks so much