Snap out of it babe, you’ve got a world to take over.

Snap out of it babe, you’ve got a world to take over.

If you’re subscribed to my newsletter, you know I’ve been on a journey to reconnect with myself. Through sharing my shame, my secrets, my darkness and showing up not just for myself but letting myself be seen by others, I’ve been facing my fears and realizing they come from stories from my past that I learned to believe and see as truth. I realize those stories are not my truth because they’re not really who I am. They’re just stories collected from experiences and what others have told me. I have the power to write new ones and create a...

Setting Intentions for 2018

Setting Intentions for 2018

Happy New Year 2018!

I can’t believe it’s already 2018. I remember when I was a little girl in the 80s, we had to draw a picture of what we thought 2000 would look like in school. Of course, everyone’s pictures included floating cars, space travel and other fantastically futuristic images. Now I look at the new year and realize we are only 2 years away from 2020! Wow!

I turn 46 next month. I used to think about my 40s and feel so much despair at how much I aged. I felt so old…...

Giving Yourself Grace & Letting Go

Giving Yourself Grace & Letting Go

“You don’t need to take care of me. I’m ok.” This is what Kate had to learn to say to people when she stopped creating art and felt fulfilled enough with ‘just’ being a mom. But it was a long journey to get there. She had to first let go of the expectations she had of herself as an artist and learn to accept herself as she was.

Kate’s love of art began in high school when her art teacher taught her what art and being an artist really meant. Instead of teaching the ‘fundamentals,’ this...

Getting Beyond ‘Making Do’

Getting Beyond ‘Making Do’

“You deserve a good bike.” It was with these words from her husband that Becky finally convinced herself to purchase a new bike after the last one was stolen. Her bicycle is her primary mode of transportation and she uses it daily for several hours per day. Prior to her husband insisting, she could not justify buying such a big ticket item for herself. The bicycle wasn’t an extraneous expense. It was something she needed and used daily. Was her resistance to buying a new one just about the bike?

The bicycle that Becky used to...

How to Document Your Family with Photobooks

How to Document Your Family with Photobooks

Like many of you, I have thousands upon thousands of digital pictures sitting on my computer, backup drives, disks, cloud, what have you. Aside from throwing together a family photobook for holiday gifts at the last minute, I’ve been meaning to print these pictures but haven’t.

As a photographer, I tell people all the time that printing your photos is imperative because technology is temporary and having something tangible to pass down to your children is important. It’s one of the most important things you can leave behind. And while I print the photographs from our annual family sessions, I...

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