It's Transformation Tuesday! So here we go!
Some people may look at these photos and not see a huge difference and that's okay because although there IS a difference in pounds and inches the BIGGEST difference is in my confidence and my mindset.
On the left I am happy but I am uncomfortable while on the right I am happy and SO comfortable in my own skin. I'm not worrying about what people think or say, I'm not sucking it in for a photo that I'm never going to want to post anyway because I feel horrible looking at it. On the right I say GO AHEAD POST IT! THIS IS ME! 💕
I cannot believe what a difference my mindset has made. I make healthy choices while still enjoying life. I look forward to my workouts 💪I get to enjoy my weekends, workout from home (for like 30 mins😁) and live a better life. I have more energy, more confidence and more motivation! So what are you waiting for!? Jump in! BEST. DECISION. EVER 😍
Your thoughts influence your feelings and your feelings influence your actions. Eventually your actions become your results. .
So in the end, it’s all about mindset. 💫
Ive been listening to a new podcast that is all about mindset. It’s called The Life Coach School!! SO good, you should check it out!!
YES! We repurpose old, outdated rings, necklaces and other jewellery items. One of our clients is so happy with how her repurposed pieces turned out, she left us a glowing review. We love our customers! They're the best.
"I went to Mia Gemma to purchase a birthday gift for a dear friend. I had a price range in mind as well as the type of gift I was looking for. Odaybea [who's jewelry is seen here] was amazing! She showed me what was available in the store, as well as suggested a piece to bring in the next day. Not only did she bring in that piece, she was thoughtful enough to bring in two slightly different pieces in the same price range. I ended up with a beautiful necklace for my friend. It was wrapped in beautiful packaging a I was so excited to give it as a gift.
The service is excellent and thoughtful, and I love the fact that all of the jewelry is artisan made and unique.
I don't know why it took me so long to go into this GEM of a store! I will always use them for my special and unique purchases for gifts and for myself!
Also ask about jewelry restyling. I am taking two pieces in next week.
I highly recommend!" - Dianne Chambers (google review)
Earrings by @jewelrybyodaybea
I don't know about you but sore muscles are not my jam. Yes, they mean I worked hard and am making a change but the oohing and ahhing when I go to reach something can get old. That's why I always drink my recover shake after a workout! Cuts down on soreness and helps speed up muscle recovery and build strength so I can push just as hard in my next workout
Who are my favorite couples to photograph? Not the ones that dress to the nines or drive a hundred miles to see me. They aren’t the ones who bring awesome props or get me thank-you gifts. They’re not even the ones who follow all of my advice and prep tips. (Though all of these do make me smile!)
No, my favorite couples to photograph are the ones who are so crazy about each other, so head over heels that they have the BIGGEST smiles when I say things like, “Go nose-to-nose and give her an Eskimo kiss.” They’re the ones that get completely lost in their joy simply being together, and forget that I’m holding a camera altogether. They’re the ones that are so comfortable with each other that they feel safe, at home, and whole and I don’t have to say anything at all to elicit these feelings, they just happen. And in the end, we just have a great time and they make the best memories because they remember the time they spent TOGETHER and I just happen to capture it on film. These are my favorite couples.
So, if I just described you and your other half to a T, what are you waiting for? Let’s make some magic together!!
It's hard to know what to wear when you're getting your photos done. Like...what's gonna look good? What's too glitzy? Can I wear sweats and a baggy hoodie plz? Do I need to have my makeup done? Is it okay to go barefoot? I've been there too. Having your photos taken is kinda nerve wracking if we're honest. Lol ——
I have a guide I send out to my clients before we shoot that probably is way TMI about how to pick their outfits. Not because I'm super picky, (honestly wear whatever you want) but because I know how tricky it is to figure out what the heck to wear in front of a camera. Best piece of advice I can give you? Wear clothes you would normally wear. You don't have to buy new clothes. Wear that hat from Target you adore, or the leggings you've been living in, or that old band tee shirt you love. These are photos of YOU GUYS. Right now. Also....bring a few options! Your photographer can pick & choose what they like for the location. ——
But don't sweat it too much. The reason to get images every year, is to document who you guys are as a couple & your life in that moment. That matters more than anything you're wearing. Double tap if you agree. 🖤
Right now seemed as good a time as any for a little behind-the-scenes. I always start my day writing down my to do list in my @thedaydesigner and it helps me stay focused. Today’s to do list, includes some of my very favourite things and I can’t wait to tell you why... New client meet-up and I love nothing more than the start of a new relationship (bonus points that it’s happening in one of my favourite coffee shops)
What are you up to today?
Photo by: @traceyjazminphoto
Psst 🙉 - there’s a new, FREE party game printable in the shop! 🎉 This one is perfect for your bachelorette party pregame... read each tile out loud and if the statement applies to you, drink up! 🍻 This is a great way for the bride squad to get to know one another while keeping the spotlight on the bride-to-be 😉👰🏼💕Did we mention it’s free?! 🙌🏻 Snag it in the shop - link in bio! 🍾 #drinkif#bachpartygoals#shopstagandhen
Imagine a world where your job pushed you to better yourself, improve you health, and improve your mindset while putting you in control of your work hours and where you got to work from.. Oh wait, that's already an option. But while us girl bosses are here crushing it, you're watching being skeptical.
I get it!
But just IMAGINE if you gave it a try. ➡️ I get to work right from my apartment, or when I'm sitting in my car waiting for my alternator to charge
➡️ It gives me more accountability to kicking ass in my workouts
➡️ I've learned to love my body
➡️ And I have MADE MONEY while doing it.
Still skeptical? That's fine. I'll still be here crushing it😉
I’m currently focusing on my January 2019 brides and my second wedding of 2019 will be @jamikristin & Andrew’s on January 5th! I’m very excited about this wedding for several reasons:
1) it’s in historic downtown Murfreesboro 2) these two are very giddy about getting married 3) I’m selfishly hoping their animals will make an appearance at the wedding 😂 4) Their wedding is a DAY wedding!!!! 5) @klynnwheeler of @southernpicture is second shooting for me- so @jamikristin you are in for a treat! 6) their wedding is in January which means it’ll be perfectly cold- which I love- seriously! And 7) @jamikristin is a total #bossbabe so I know this wedding party is going to be fun! // Anyway, I just sent over the beginning draft of the wedding timeline to Jami today and it made me feel so excited for her and Andrew! Also I’m still grateful to them for believing in me to get to take their #weddingphotos ! @dollydelongphoto // #dollydelongphotography#nashvilleweddingphotographer#weddingphotographer#middletennessee
He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?
Romans 8:32 "He will give us all things" means all things we need to do his will. All things we need to glorify him. All things we need to move from predestined to called to justified to glorified — that is, to everlasting happiness
It’s all in the details ✨ .
One of my favorite things to ask couples is “so who picked out the ring?” Because there’s no wrong answer and every couple has a unique story. This couple had an adorable story where her mom actually sent her fiancé three rings to choose from cause let’s be real, Mother knows best 😉.
Do you have a unique ring story? Did you pick it out or did your fiancé/husband pick it out for you? I’m so curious to know! 😍💍✨
Well... you know when you finally slow down... & the world kind of catches up to you make she slow down even more... well, I guess that’s what I call getting sick. It really makes you slow down and catch up on sleep. Here’s to fully resting up for the rest of the week! Who else hates mandatory slow down time?
Such a memorable couple & wedding 💕
I’ve head two statements a fair bit recently, the first; “You must’ve slowed down a ton lately, I hardly ever see you posting on social media!” And the second; “October is to Photographers as April is to Accountants!” The second statement is the truth .. the first makes my head hurt. 🙄
I love my social media fam, I truly do. However I would much rather put time into preparing photos for my wonderful clients to revive them on or before the date promised. 👊🏻 -
So don’t worry fam, give me a couple more weeks and I’ll be back💗