I've been struggling with anxiety lately.
When I try to verbalize WHY, I fumble + bumble through, unable to pinpoint the reason. Life is good. I'm wildly grateful. There is growth. Challenge. Glorious hoorays + plentiful roadblocks.
But with that growth, there's also a ton of change & discomfort.
When we look at people who are "really doing things," it's easy to see a glowing résumé of accomplishments. Social media isn't the reason for this highlight reel; it just puts it in a shiny package + mainlines it straight to our brains.
A few things that help me when I'm feeling anxious:
Writing down my thoughts. A 10-minute walk in the woods. Deleting social media off my phone for a day/weekend/week etc. Spooning with my dogs. Laying on the floor and taking ten deep, full-belly breaths. Asking myself "What can I let GO of?" and being okay with whatever the answer might be.
What helps you?
At the very least, please know: You are not alone, your feelings are valid, and you're gonna be okay. 💛
ANNOUNCEMENT! Ahhh! It's the season of gift giving! 🎁🎁🎁 And I'm thinking there might not be a better gift than fighting back against shame, practicing acceptance and LOVE?! I don't know 🤷 but if you agree, I might have just the thing for you! I have just five boudoir mini openings on March 3rd and 4th (yay for weekend AND weekday times!). This means you can do this for Christmas, as a New Year celebration OR as an extra special post Valentine's Day experience!
Gift this to yourself!
Gift part or all of a session to your partner or friend! (Spread the love!)
Find out about the experience and our newest location in my stories today!
TWO WAYS TO BOOK: ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
Two payments of $239 (one due at booking, one due before your session) Special surprise gift with this option!
Four payments of $119 (one due at booking, two due before your session and then all photos and product delivered upon payment in full)
If this is for you or you just want to know more email email@example.com ASAP! ♥️♥️♥️
✨These two are coming up on their One Year Anniversary in just a few short months! 🥂
Did you know that 1 Year Anniversary Sessions are a thing?!🤷🏻♀️🙌🏼
Well, they totally are!
Celebrating any year Anniversary? New a new updated photo for your wall or wallet? Or even screensaver on your desktop/phone?📲🖥
Also did you know that gift certificates with @klbphotography__ Are a thing? Not sure what to get your family, mother in law or neighbor?
A personalized gift certificate for 2019 photo session with @klbphotography__ Could be the perfect gift! Packaged and ready to mail directly to your loved one! 📦💌
Let’s schedule a session or gift one! 💕🎄
Tis’ the season and photos make really great gifts!
The “mind yo business” face you make when someone tries to tell you it’s too early to decorate for Christmas. I’m one of those people whose tree is up from the beginning of November through the end of January because it just makes me so darn happy. When do you start decorating for the holidays? 🎄
Thank you @claireified_mist for joining me for some early morning shooting yesterday in Ely! Excited to share more from this new project soon 🙏
It was a quick visit with stops at a few of my favorites @insula.restaurant, @stegermukluks and @northerngroundselymn. All wonderful visits if you’ve never been.
That's a wrap! Thank you for bracing the cold and venturing out with me today for some holiday minis. They are so stinking cute!
For our friends in the Twin Cities, please comment if you're interested in a holiday mini session in the Mpls/St. Paul area. If we get enough interest, we will throw a date on the calendar and get them booked!
Hey friends, I’m Jasmine! I figured it was about time to do my first #fridayintroduction so you can get to know the face behind Silver Linings Photography! ⠀
Some quick facts about me:⠀
1: I’ve been shooting weddings for 4 years now, and love capturing people’s special day! 📷⠀
2: I love reading, and now listen to a lot of audiobooks because I can listen while I edit 📚⠀
3: I’m kind of a geek and love all things Harry Potter, GOT, Dr. Who, etc etc.. Know of a book or TV show I might like? Let me know!! 🤓⠀
4: My husband and I flip houses, so when I’m not working on something photography related, you can probably find me working on some sort of house project 🏚➡️🏠⠀
5: I also enjoy going on adventures to new places. Especially if they include hiking with our whippet Milo or craft beer 🍺⠀
Happy Friday!! ⠀
When you see that Top-the-Tater Family Size is BOGO at the grocery store...
In related news, I recently met a Minnesotan who'd never had Top the Tater before. Blasphemy! Please discuss.
#BaileyAroBoudoir#itsnotthesameasoniondip , yo!
ANNOUNCEMENT! // Winter mini sessions are happening! They will be held on the afternoon of Saturday, December 1st, in Princeton, MN at this amazing barn. ❤️ As much as I LOVE Christmas, I like things simple and classic, so I will have minimal props set up. This is for those who want photos focused more on the people in them, and something you can really cherish beyond Christmastime! There will also be hot cocoa, cookies, and coffee (because I always serve coffee, of course) to enjoy after your session! 🍪 Let me know if you’re interested, and check out my story for more details and available time slots! 🌲
Are you getting a better look into what life in our Austrian town looks like? I hope so ☺️ cute old houses like this are everywhere. We’re tucked right next to the mountains, people bike everywhere, and hike everywhere. (And also, what I consider a hike, is actually just a walk 😂..a hike is a many hour incline very fast walk up the mountain 😅) Austrian cheese is in fact very very good, stores are closed every Sunday, church bells chime I swear 10x per day, people loveee to be outside no matter what the age, there are many coed, nude saunas (I don’t think I could try one 😳🙈), there is no filtered coffee (each cup is fresh espresso), gosh the list goes on and on. Maybe I should make a blog post 🤷🏼♀️it’s a different life and I’m glad I’ve been given the chance to experience living in 2 European countries now 🙏🏼
Happy Friday, friends! I hope you all are having a wonderful day so far. I'm Rachel and this is my fiancé, Pete! We live in picturesque Duluth with our sweet rescue pup, Zoe. 🐶
Three of my favorite things are books, traveling and history. Especially English history! 🇬🇧
Three of Pete's favorite things are Star Wars, hiking and craft beer! 🍺
What are some of your favorite things? I'd love to hear! #fridayintroductions#favoritethings#tgif 📷 by @baileyaro
YAY! IT’S WEBSITE + BRAND LAUNCH DAY! A three month process rebranding with @brightenmade. Thanks for being so patient with me and all my indecisiveness, Bri! Haha *quite possibly her worst client ever*. Go check it out (desktop is best obv)! 👏🏼 alileigh.com or the link is in my bio!
It might sound crazy, but it’s not. We all have it in ourselves to create our own reality 🙌🏼 surround yourself with positivity, with people who make you feel good, who support your big dreams and your little dreams, who make you want to dream harder, and who will be there if (when) you fall a little. 💕 when a flower isn’t blooming, you change the environment around it, not the flower itself.
Did you find out the gender of your baby before they were born? If you could do it over, would you choose the same? - - I found out with three of my children, and with one I did not. Whenever you find out is an exciting surprise, whether that’s at 11 weeks or 20 weeks or 40 weeks! #3igphoto#3igmaternity#3igfamilies#3ignewborns
Consuming alllll the coffee today, because momming and work this week has had me feeling ca-put. 😴☕️ Raise your hand if you know that word and grew up with it in your vocabulary.✋🏽 But anyway... I’m finally wrapping up details for something that I’m so excited to share with you!! Stay tuned!!
Did you know I send love notes to hundreds of incredible ladies every month? 💁🏼♀️💌
That's right! When you sign up, you'll be the first to hear about session dates when they're released, along with other exciting announcements 🎉
You'll also get a healthy dose of inspiration + encouragement, which we ALLLL need heading into this long Minnesota winter, eh? ❄️
DM me to join us, I would LOVE to have you there! 🤗
Chelsea wrote a love note to her future couples & it's on the blog today! If it was written on paper, it would be folded, 90's-style, into an adorable envelope. And written in metallic gel pen. With a smelly marker heart on it.
You get the idea.
Blog link in bio! 💛
#BaileyAroWeddings by @chelsearaedobs // Now booking 2019!
Is there a cool way of saying “if you know people in the twin cities area that need photos and you like me and think they would like me can you tell them about me please and thanks”? #notaskingforafriend#kellieraestudio
Still time to get in on this New Client special!!! Holidays are always a good time to book your shoot while family is in town. Don't let another 5yrs pass you by and not have family portraits hanging in your home!
Swooning over all the film scans that came back from @thefindlab. Seriously this styled shoot was everything that I dreamed of in my head but am so grateful to all the amazing vendors that made it happen!
More often than not, I have to tell families to “fake laugh” in hopes of capturing some real ones at the thought of faking it.😂 Not this family. Miles on the end is one little comedian and I think we all laughed from the start to finish of their session.❤️
Photography is one of the few things you can invest in that you can never wear out and never use up. It doesn’t go out of style, and it only means more to you as time goes on. This little nugget will never be this tiny again. But this moment gets to stay. Forever. #3igphoto#3ignewborns
Emily's Very Specific November Gratitude for the Day - I am grateful for carpet speckles. You know, that kind of carpet that is pale brown carpet with flecks of darker brown and lighter brown mixed in? Well I appreciate it because any dirty flecks are hidden amongst the intentional carpet flecks and I can get away without vacuuming for a h3cka long time.
I'm not sure about the rest of you business owners, but coffee is the only thing keeping me going currently. ☕️
Busy season is in full swing for me and I'm behind my computer not only editing but working on grad school as well! 💻
It's ok to take part in the hustle and bustle but this is your mid week reminder to take care of yourself. Take planned breaks to read a book, take a bath, go for a hike or watch TV. You need to rest too and working to the bone isn't going to help. I am confident that the work will get done, because taking planned breaks will help you refocus and rock out what's left! 💪🏻✨ #selfcare#treatyoself