Happy first day of Spring! A season filled with hope and promise. There have been lots of exciting things going on behind the scenes here. I can’t wait to share with you all!
In the meantime, today’s #wcw goes out to the lady behind these vibrant beauties. A lawyer, mom, and brilliant artist, @jessieatcraftedtobloom is using her talents to add a touch of magic to everyday life. (I still drool over the bouquet she made for me!) Speaking to women like her, @reinaandco and @whimsy_weddings helped give me the courage to step out on my own venture.
Love that she decided to kick off spring with one of my favorite flowers in some of my favorite hues. Can your email believe they’re made of paper?!
What are you looking forward to this Spring?
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Paper ranunculuses —- Countdown to my book deadline...and to the @thepaperfloristsorg Masterclass!! To say I’m excited is an understatement- I’m ecstatic!! Not only are we almost sold out, but it’s truly incredible how we have been able to organize this amazing retreat in just a few months; gather the caliber of paper florists heading to Monroe, Washington; and set up a curriculum that focuses on the unique needs of our paper flower community. Many of the paper florists attending the Masterclass has said they are looking forward to taking their craft and business to a new level and I could not be prouder that they are taking this ambitious step to set themselves apart from their peers.
To learn more about the Masterclass - click on the link in my profile. Thanks to @pinkandposey and @sophiaandrosecollective for making this passion project a reality.
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Inspiration elevates people. Everyone loves inspiration and wants to inspire others.
We love to hear or watch stories that make us feel good, and we will go back to those stories again and again to refuel.
Even more than going back to those stories, we would love to inspire others – we would love to BE that story people go back to again and gain.
Jesus was like that. He was a constant source of inspiration in everything he said and did, and for the last two thousand years, billions have gone back to the accounts of his life to be inspired and directed.
Let's inspire like Jesus. We can learn it from the best.
"I’m not a budding photographer. My scrapbook sits empty. Somewhere along the way, the tiny voice of comparison pipes up and says that because I can’t do that, I’m not creative.
But we are.
So what are some things that we can do to practice creativity—so essential to being human—without feeling like we have to pull out a glue gun, or if we simply don’t feel inspired?"
Read more from "Creativity Beyond Crafting" in the link in bio. (📷: @bozdamare )
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How gorgeous is this Wedding Gazebo at Dreams Los Cabos. Its one of the options you could have for your big day. Ask me for more details about it.
So this is something I mention a lot because it's so important!!!! Once your engaged and married thereafter, many people stop dating. The honeymoon stage is over and reality sets in. Keep the relationship strong by having weekly date nights. It doesn't have to be fancy, but just doing something together is key! My hubby and I usually will have date days because we like to go hiking. We will take a whole day and drive just to go on a hike with our family and it's the best time! Find new hobbies together, it's so fun!!! .
Nothing can describe the feeling of seeing animals and a home you love and work for, on the cover of a magazine! 💙 @oldschoolhousemilton this is so well deserved, as the all comments on our post last night agree.
You may be a "retired horticulturist" 😉 but we all know how hard you've worked to become an #airbnbsuperhost and welcome guests into your stunning home. Im so happy to be on this journey with you and have played a small role in bringing this about (though we all know who really made the magic @miss_ness_tay@brigidarnottphotography 😉 gratitude and a place to stay forever ladies)
Check out my stories for more gushing and gratitude and to see the results this sort of press has had for us in just one night!
I’ve spent the last couple of weeks updating my website and putting up some new work in my galleries, and I’m excited to say that it’s now live!! I really love working on big projects, but I definitely find that I get sucked in to wanting to make every little detail perfect before calling it finished. Can anyone else relate?
While there are so so many more things that I still want to add, update, and change, after hemming and hawing for a few days I finally decided to just hit that publish button. Because you know what, 99% of the time done is better than perfect 😊 (Exception here is if you’re a heart surgeon. If so, please make your work perfect 👌🏻)
While “perfect” can push us to achieve things we never thought we could, it can also be a moving target full of ever changing criteria. Winston Churchill called it the enemy of progress, and I’ve often heard it also referred to as the enemy of done and the enemy of creativity.
The truth is, your good is more than good enough 😌 So hit publish, press submit, check it off your list, and slay the rest of your week 👊🏻
Tag a friend and give them some encouragement in the comments! Tell them why they’re a total bad ass!
Wedding Dress: @bhldn
👨👩👧👧"[It is] the will of God that these things should be published from age to age without interruption; so that being transmitted from father to child in each family, they might reach even the last family of man.”- John Calvin
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Want gorgeous flowers at your wedding? You have to contact the Queen of All Fluers!!! @fernandcurldesigns she does the damn thing each and every time! 💐😍
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Um WHAT?!!! Brb, just gonna shut it all down to be a landscape photographer. 😉 ✨
Out of allll the Travel & Landscape images in the massive @shootandshare photography contest, THIS ONE placed in Best of the Best...or #56 of over 28,551 images! 😭 Banff, you SHOW-OFF, you!!! 👀🏞
As for the rest of the contest, I don’t take photos for recognition, but seeing so many of my couples featured in the top percentages of their category makes my heart so happy. 😭❤️ And thankful, SO thankful, for everyone that has been part of the #sharonashliestory these past few years! ✨
Whether you’re a client, friend, fellow photographer, or follower here on social media, a huge thank you to each and every one of you!!! I could not do what I do without you. ❤️
Whew! Thanks for letting me have this sentimental moment. 😉 If you’re curious, check out my Stories to see my top images from the incredible @shootandshare contest! 😍
“You can’t make a living as a photographer.” (The equivalent to “you can’t make a living as an artist”.) I hear this a lot, even though sometimes it’s masked by different words or spoken with a facial expression instead.
I’ve been beating the odds since long before I became a photographer. “You’re getting a degree in music? What are you going to do with that?! Seems like a waste of time.” But I didn’t let that stop me from building a life on being a musician, either.
Here’s what I’ve learned in the past ten years or so: Doing what you love and what you are passionate about is NEVER a waste of time. Pouring your heart, soul and talent into something you were created to do is NEVER a waste of time. Don’t confuse this to say “it’s easy” or “it won’t be frustrating” or “there won’t be times you question everything” because those are crazy expectations. But is it worth it?
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// 1st day of spring 🌸, 2nd cup of coffee ☕️, and a giant CHEERS 🥂 to making it through our first #newengland winter!
mug & matching cosmetic bag listed in my Etsy shop 💕 link in bio!
Cue the rose petals! It’s the first day of spring and WE ARE SO EXCITED!! 💐 The sun is shining, the days are longer, and we get to work with stunning couples like this one! Happy Wednesday friends! 📷 @ericandjamiephoto#beckysbrides
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A screenshot of the tiny little corner of my art boards that actually looks presentable. Anyone else go overboard during concept development? 🤷🏻♀️ Will all of these elements go into the concept presentation? Probably not, but it’s fun to share the behind the scenes #studioantheia