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It’s been an unsettling week. I couldn’t focus, felt like everything I set out to do took forever longer than I wanted it to, and the wheels seemed to spin without ever getting anywhere. But I kept on pushing. I could have given up and thrown in the towel. Instead, I kept telling myself to just get that one more thing done. Just do SOMETHING, not nothing. I don’t know that this week’s work got me anywhere...yet. But I do know that the SOMETHING I did just a week after moving here, by just getting out, meeting new people and assisting with a shoot paid off. Yesterday, I landed my biggest client...EVER. I thought LA was where dreams go to die. Instead, it’s where I got my wings. Have an amazing weekend y’all 🧚🏼‍♂️ . . . 🌞 #personalbrandingphotography #personalbrandingphotographer #womenentrepreneurs #entrepeneur #entrepreneurlife #smallbizowner #smallbizphotography #lasmallbusiness #losangelessmallbusiness #losangelessmallbusinessowners #socalsmallbusiness #sandiegosmallbusiness #womenempoweringwomen #womensupportingwomen #womensportraits #socalportraitphotographer #goldenhourphotography #sunkissed #socalportraitphotographer #personalbranding #lapersonalbranding #lapersonalbrandingphotographer #losangelespersonalbrandingphotographer #socalpersonalbranding #sandiegopersonalbrandingphotographer #girlpower #wecandoit #shepersisted #bossbabe #smelltheflowers #stopandsmelltheroses
Bunch of new friends here so I figured I’d use the opportunity to say hi! 👋🏻 I’m Bernadette and you can thank my father for my amazing name and The Four Tops for my song. I used to hate my name growing up because it was so long and I thought it was one of the reasons I wasn’t a popular girl. I longed to be a Jenny or Lauren. 👩🏼 I’m a New Jersey native who is now living in Los Angeles after 30+ years on the East Coast. Boyfriend got a job, I love the boyfriend, and the rest is history being written. 🌴 I miss the rain. The sun is great for beaching and all but I feel most at peace on an overcast or drizzly day. The sound of pitter patter on the windows and the smell that comes after a big rainstorm — it’s one of my favorite things in the world. 🌧 There’s so much more to learn about me. 📸 What else would YOU like to learn about me? 👀 I can’t wait to tell y’all my story. 📖 . . . #personalbrandingphotography #personalbrandingphotographer #womenentrepreneurs #entrepeneur #entrepreneurlife #smallbizowner #smallbizphotography #lasmallbusiness #losangelessmallbusiness #losangelessmallbusinessowners #socalsmallbusiness #sandiegosmallbusiness #womenempoweringwomen #womensupportingwomen #womensportraits #socalportraitphotographer #goldenhourphotography #sunkissed #socalportraitphotographer #personalbranding #lapersonalbranding #lapersonalbrandingphotographer #losangelespersonalbrandingphotographer #socalpersonalbranding #sandiegopersonalbrandingphotographer #girlpower #wecandoit #shepersisted Photo by: @kayla_illies_photography
Two years ago I had just lost 20 lbs. I had been the heaviest I ever was. So I set out to do something about it. I signed up with a trainer, went to the gym religiously, and counted my calories like they were the last dollars I’d ever make. And I lost 20 lbs. Then…life happened. I got a staph infection on my ankle putting me on disability and my religious gym routine went out the door. I gained 10 lbs back. 20 lbs. 30…FORTY. Which, hey remember…I was already the heaviest I had ever been two years ago. Now? I was a whale as far as I was concerned. I hate being in front of the camera. I especially hate full-body shots. They show me how heavy I am. If I'm wearing a dress, you can see all my cellulite. But you know what? Even when I was 60 lbs lighter eight years ago, I hated it. Because I felt fat even back then. So when I asked @tempusrob to take new portraits of me a few weeks back and this picture came back, my first reaction was…WHAT THE $&*! He knows I’m not comfortable with my weight and my figure. He knows I’m ashamed of big booty and big girl thighs. But he included it in my session. And I’m so glad he did. I look lovely in this photo. I’m happy. I’m standing tall, excited to kick ass and take names. And if my big girl thighs weren’t there, the my kick may not be as strong. It’s so super hard to be comfortable in your own body. I’m still not in love with mine. But no matter I promise you that if you wear it proudly, it’ll be the best outfit you ever wear 💪🏻 . . . #personalbrandingphotography #personalbrandingphotographer #womenentrepreneurs #entrepeneur #entrepreneurlife #smallbizowner #smallbizphotography #lasmallbusiness #losangelessmallbusiness #losangelessmallbusinessowners #socalsmallbusiness #sandiegosmallbusiness #womenempoweringwomen #womensupportingwomen #womensportraits #socalportraitphotographer #socalportraitphotographer #personalbranding #lapersonalbranding #lapersonalbrandingphotographer #losangelespersonalbrandingphotographer #socalpersonalbranding #sandiegopersonalbrandingphotographer #girlpower #wecandoit #shepersisted #nationalcurvesday #curvygirl #hipsdontlie #nobodyshame #endbodyshame
It’s been a rough few days over here on the personal + biz side. I have much to say but it will come later. For now, I’m grateful for my determination. In the past I’d just dig myself under some blankets, watch Netflix and figure I’d just deal with the problem later. Or I’d figure that I wouldn’t deal with it at all and that I just wasn’t cut out to make it. This time around, I couldn’t wait until I got back to my desk, fired up my computer and got back to working. Because I believe I can do it. And I will. . . . #personalbrandingphotography #personalbrandingphotographer #womenentrepreneurs #entrepeneur #entrepreneurlife #smallbizowner #smallbizphotography #lasmallbusiness #losangelessmallbusiness #losangelessmallbusinessowners #socalsmallbusiness #sandiegosmallbusiness #womenempoweringwomen #womensupportingwomen #womensportraits #socalportraitphotographer #socalportraitphotographer #personalbranding #lapersonalbranding #lapersonalbrandingphotographer #losangelespersonalbrandingphotographer #socalpersonalbranding #sandiegopersonalbrandingphotographer #girlpower #wecandoit #shepersisted
There is a term in my community used to describe what we do — creatives. Any of the education I have been taking part in, any of the groups that I am in, and all my colleagues — we are creatives. ✨ A while back I wouldn’t have thought to describe myself that way. Yeah, I knew what settings to use on my camera to get a certain effect, and I could compose a shot by not having my subjects in the middle of the frame. But I didn’t feel like I was doing anything special compared to the oodles and oodles of other photographers in the world. “There are much more creative people than me,” I’d say. ✨ It’s taken a lot of hard work. And it’s taken a lot of teaming up with other photographers to see that we do all truly bring something unique to the table. My eyes see things in ways that the photographer next to me doesn’t see. Even the art of talking to you, my audience, and my clients is distinctive. That’s why people want to work with me. Because they enjoy my sarcastic, dorky humor — it’s part of my process to get those unique images and videos for them. ✨ So on this National Live Creative Day, I’m proud that I can finally feel confident enough to see my specialty. I’m proud of what I bring to the table. I’m proud to be a creative. ✨ #nationallivecreativeday #personalbrandingphotography #personalbrandingphotographer #womenentrepreneurs #entrepeneur #entrepreneurlife #smallbizowner #smallbizphotography #lasmallbusiness #losangelessmallbusiness #losangelessmallbusinessowners #socalsmallbusiness #sandiegosmallbusiness #womenempoweringwomen #womensupportingwomen #womensportraits #socalportraitphotographer #socalportraitphotographer #personalbranding #lapersonalbranding #lapersonalbrandingphotographer #losangelespersonalbrandingphotographer #socalpersonalbranding #sandiegopersonalbrandingphotographer #girlpower #wecandoit #shepersisted
TFW IT IS YOUR BIRTHDAY! 🎉🎉🎉 It’s been one helluva ride, 31, but I’m so ready for 32. I’m ready to ride this new wave of motivation and passion into the next chapter of my journey. I’m so ready to accept all the amazing things that are in store for me, and work hard to make them happen. I’m so ready to spend time with all of you, getting to know all of you and tell your stories. That’s my gift to you 🎁 LET’S OPEN IT! . . . #birthdaygirl #32yearsyoung #personalbrandingphotography #personalbrandingphotographer #womenentrepreneurs #entrepeneur #entrepreneurlife #smallbizowner #smallbizphotography #lasmallbusiness #losangelessmallbusiness #losangelessmallbusinessowners #socalsmallbusiness #sandiegosmallbusiness #womenempoweringwomen #womensupportingwomen #womensportraits #socalportraitphotographer #socalportraitphotographer #personalbranding #lapersonalbranding #lapersonalbrandingphotographer #losangelespersonalbrandingphotographer #socalpersonalbranding #sandiegopersonalbrandingphotographer #girlpower #wecandoit #shepersisted
With the launch of the personal branding part of my business, I figured what good is it if you don't know MY personal brand? ✨ So, meet ME. 👋🏼 My name is Bernadette and you can thank my father for my amazing name and The Four Tops for my song. I used to hate my name growing up because it was so long and I thought it was one of the reasons I wasn’t a popular girl. I longed to be a Jenny or Lauren. 👩🏼 I’m a New Jersey native who is now living in Los Angeles after 30+ years on the East Coast. Boyfriend got a job, I love the boyfriend, and the rest is history being written. 🌴 I miss the rain. The sun is great for beaching and all but I feel most at peace on an overcast or drizzly day. The sound of pitter patter on the windows and the smell that comes after a big rainstorm — it’s one of my favorite things in the world. 🌧 My love for rain makes my logo that much more ironic but I guess it’s a subconscious balancing act? Sunflowers are so bright and happy and at the end of the day I think I am a fun and happy person. 🌻 There’s so much more to learn about me along with a beautiful set of new portraits taken by my amazing photographer boyfriend. 📸 What else would YOU like to learn about me? 👀 I can’t wait to tell y’all my story. 📖 . . . #personalbrandingphotography #personalbrandingphotographer #womenentrepreneurs #entrepeneur #entrepreneurlife #smallbizowner #smallbizphotography #lasmallbusiness #losangelessmallbusiness #losangelessmallbusinessowners #socalsmallbusiness #sandiegosmallbusiness #womenempoweringwomen #womensupportingwomen #womensportraits #socalportraitphotographer #goldenhourphotography #sunkissed #socalportraitphotographer #personalbranding #lapersonalbranding #lapersonalbrandingphotographer #losangelespersonalbrandingphotographer #socalpersonalbranding #sandiegopersonalbrandingphotographer #girlpower #wecandoit #shepersisted Photo by: @tempusrob
Excuse me, this seat is saved for my radiating beauty and arsenal of content for social media. .🛠 My deal on PERSONAL BRANDING PHOTOGRAPHY is still running! I have 3️⃣ spots left! .🔻 If you are starting a new business or need content for your current business’s website and social media profiles, YOU NEED TO BOOK THIS DEAL. .👏🏻 $499 for 3 MONTHS worth of images for your social media profiles & online presence. .😱 Next customer to book will also get a special VIDEO BONUS to their packages. .🎥 Think about how awesome it would be to have everything you need to post on social media daily. .📱 In the past week alone, I’ve gained almost 25% more followers with daily content. You want visibility? You need content and it needs to be GOOD CONTENT. . . . #personalbrandingphotography #personalbrandingphotographer #womenentrepreneurs #entrepeneur #entrepreneurlife #smallbizowner #smallbizphotography #lasmallbusiness #losangelessmallbusiness #losangelessmallbusinessowners #socalsmallbusiness #sandiegosmallbusiness #womenempoweringwomen #womensupportingwomen #womensportraits #lasvegasphotographer #phoenixphotographer #socalportraitphotographer #goldenhourphotography #sunkissed #socalportraitphotographer #personalbranding #lapersonalbranding #lapersonalbrandingphotographer #losangelespersonalbrandingphotographer #carlsbadpersonalbranding #socalpersonalbranding #sandiegopersonalbrandingphotographer #girlpower #wecandoit #shepersisted
Updated headshots for Greg Richardson and his right hand woman, Shelby Sykes of Events By One. When it comes to event management this team is full of class, polish and high-touch service - exactly the type of team you’d want to manage your high profile event. I loved working with Greg and Shelby to create new photos for their marketing. Power duo right here!! @shelbykocee . . . . #personalbranding #sandiegoportraits #sandiegoheadshots #sandiegobranding #sandiegophotographer #losangelespersonalbranding #lapersonalbranding
I love this photo simply because of how much fun we were having creating it. The always amazingly funny Courtney during her headshot session!
I was going to post this image yesterday and this beautiful lady beat me to it on her own account @hey_pook. But I'm glad that she did because now I can quote one of the comments from a friend: "This. This is an absolutely stunning photograph of you." Thanks @d_rogal for the glowing review! When was the last time you had a stunning photograph of you taken? Book with me for personal branding headshots now!
When (not if) I succeed in my goals it will be the fault of not only myself but those who believed and supported me every step of the way. And I only hope I can help to serve and give back just as much or more in the process. So much love for this amazing woman, museum educator and friend. She's doing big things and I love watching our growth together. Need personal branding headshots? Let's set up a session!