Archive for 'Inspiration'
Two of my friends from OBU, Brad & Alicja, own a sweet coffee shop in the heart of Shawnee, America. It’s full of personality; hidden in an old building that they’ve poured a lot of love into & decorated with a modern feel. You can’t help but love stepping foot into the place. I’m such a sucker for coffee shops, especially in small towns, and LOVE venturing out to Shawnee to just get away from the city & enjoy a brew from their place, “Sips.”
A few weeks back, I presented them with a creative concept I’ve had in my mind for some time now and fortunately, they agreed to let me step into their world and allow my creative juices to flow! Rayna & Matty, the baristas working at the time, were so incredibly awesome to work with. It’s always nice to launch an idea at someone and they totally catch it. I had such a fun time!
A big round of thanks to Brad & Al, Rayna, Matt and the locals for letting me finally get this concept out of my head & onto my blog. YOU GUYS ROCK! For everyone in the OKC metro (and beyond) check out SIPS Downtown Kafe in Shawnee! http://www.sipskafe.com/
I love a new year, don’t you? There’s something so refreshing about “starting over.” I’m so thankful I get to experience a new season!
As the new year approached, I decided it was time to sit & down and re-evaluate my business. Am I where I want to be? What do I want to do differently in 2013? How do I achieve the goals I set for the new year ahead? First & foremost, I decided it’s time to re-brand. I need a facelift, especially with my website. My number one personal goal of this year is to SIMPLIFY. I decided to orchestrate this into my business as well. So, this year I’m keeping it clean & simple. After much debate and with the help of some of my great supporters, I was finally able to nail down my new logo. I wanted to incorporate the wheat still but modernize & clean it up. I hope you all enjoy!
Aside from a new look, I am announcing that I WILL NOW BE ACCEPTING SMALL VENUE WEDDINGS! What exactly does “small venue” weddings mean? This means I will be booking weddings that are smaller, more intimate and not necessarily set inside a building with four walls. Over the last few years, I’ve photographed several types of weddings, some mine & some alongside other photographers. When I first began this journey I felt incredibly defeated by the wedding photo industry. I did not feel this was my niche nor the direction I wanted to go in. However, as the years have come & gone, I feel much more confident in my work and my equipment. I told myself if I were to pursue wedding photography I would only take what I felt most confident doing. For one, I’m not a huge church wedding girl as it is. I dream of an outdoor wedding, unique to my style, with endless room to create. I have found I enjoy these types of weddings more and am able to offer my best quality product for the brides & grooms out there who go in this direction as well. Not saying I’m against photographing in a church AT ALL! I will still take a small church wedding, this just primarily means the weddings I will be accepting will be small in nature (100-150 guests) and more intimate in setting.
Thirdly, I’ve created a facebook page. HELLO, it’s 2013, and YES I’m just now doing this. I KNOW! I have a hard time maneuvering my personal facebook so I’ve avoided it for a long time now. Well, no more avoiding! I’m going all in this year! I will be featuring all of my blog posts, updates, discounts, etc. on the page. I hope you will take a moment, check it out & perhaps even ‘like’ it!
As of right now, these are the updates. I have several new endeavors up my sleeve for the year and look forward to sharing them with you all as they unfold. I have made it a personal goal to blog SO MUCH MORE and share bits of my personal life, plus inspirations as they come. I cannot say thank you enough to all of my family, friends and everyone else who has supported my business thus far! You continue to inspire me. I’m moving forward with full speed this year and I’m excited to see it all play out.
Without you all, this would not be possible…so THANK YOU!
I’m spending my day playing catch up on photography. I just HAD to post this one of my sweet niece from this past week. My sister is submitting some pictures of her for a modeling gig. Is she too cute or WHAT?! More to come!