"As I sat there listening to these mothers, I felt really out of place. One of the women had been coming to the group for about a year, and she just kept talking about how horrible her life was, and going on and on. Some women didn’t want to open up, and others really opened up. But to me, it felt like the women there saw themselves as victims and were unable to see a bigger picture. I didn’t feel that there was any instruction or encouragement, and I ended up feeling even worse when I left. I knew I never wanted to do that again. It shook me awake. I saw myself as a strong person, not a victim, and I needed to redirect my negative energy into something else. That was the permission I needed to start working again on my business, and to really pour myself into that."
I didn't want to be someone who was still struggling a year later, and I decided that wasn't going to happen. Read More
Work smarter, not harder, and communicate yourself succinctly, successfully. Read More
I don't know about you... but if I showed you my high school photo you'd feel bad for me. Eddie Bauer button up shirt. Frizzy blond hair. Pre-braces. Hot pink lip gloss, poorly applied concealer with the smallest hint of mascara. Read More
I am beyond glad to announce that this year, the week before Christmas, I will be taking a very limited number of sittings in... Read More
Preparing for a family portrait is not for the faint of heart. If you done it even once, you know this. It's not as easy as it looks, is it? Especially if you, mom, or dad, are the ones with the nice camera on a tripod with a timer, trying to get everyone to look AT THE SAME TIME!? HOW HARD CAN IT BE, RIGHT? Read More
Malachi and Jerusha came over to help with some light tests and I'm loving this Ralph-Lauren, but kind-of-old-hollywood-inspired photographs. Read More
Twenty five people = Four families = One portrait.
More family photos after the jump! ---> Read More
You have booked your session. CONGRATULATIONS. You are about to experience a completely custom, unique-to-you makeover and photoshoot to create gorgeous fine art portraits that show you off to the world!
So... now what?
Now..... you prepare. Just a few things to do as you get ready for your big day! Read More
Some of you have been following this blog since 2013 where I weekly blogged our 6-week spring/summer trip from Minneapolis to the west coast to the southwest. So in the spirit of 2013, I'm thrilled to share some images from our trip. Read More
She is, in every sense of the word, a woman. Powerful, beautiful, wise, graceful, and tough as nails... Read More
I was sure she would say no, but I had to try, so I asked if she would model for me and to my astonishment and delight she said yes in the prettiest English accent I've ever heard. Read More
Sometimes headshot and personal branding isn't supposed to be suit-and-tie, all buttoned up, clean shaven. Sometimes they are supposed to look like you got up and walked of the Art of Manliness blog and sat down in a photo studio. Read More