The struggle is real here for me! I know that I need to start doing this a lot more, but I'm always worried about letting someone down or hurting someone's feelings. But as so many things need to get done lately, I am learning I have to start making priorities and learning that it is ok to say no.
This applies in both life and business!
Anyone else struggle with this one?
"Whatever fascinates you will guide you, so pray that the only thing that'll fascinate you is God and His marvelous glory." - A. W. Tozer .
May He fascinate us today. May we slow down long enough to notice His creation and His goodness. .
He makes me lie down in green pastures, he leads me beside quiet waters, he refreshes my soul. (Psalm 23) Doesn't that just make you want to curl up with a warm PSL and a blanket and bend a listening ear to Him? YES! 🙌🏽 However, I will say in the mundane of the everyday I often trade green pastures and quiet waters for social media, un-prioritized work and to-do lists. I want the "restoring of my soul" but sometimes the "lying down" long enough to be still part is hard for me. .
Read more about prioritizing rest/quiet time in the midst of "busy" over on the Do The Thing Movement blog (link in bio). AND: don't forget to enter our giveaway with @sanctuary.beauty
(see my last post)! ❤️
A great start to a new week. I started this one yesterday morning with the goal of pushing myself out of my comfort zone. Not easy for me but I felt like it was time. I may fail, but at least I’m trying. You can read about it in my blog on my website (link in bio). #beginnings #dowhatyoulove #morningslikethese
There’s something about autumn that makes me feel new again.
Refreshed, recharged and ready.
Maybe it’s the crispness in the air, maybe it’s because I still feel like I’ll be going back to school 🤷🏻♀️
So Cfleursdesign is one year today, today a year ago I put the ribbons online and sold my first order to Japan 3 days later! I couldn't be happier, I was so happy at the time, well more gobsmacked as I didn't expect it to happen so quick or for the ribbons to be so successful! I am fortunate enough to have 2 people helping me on the odd occasion, may it be with ironing the ribbons or now with our Napkin range, the velvets coming soon as well as a personalized Notebooks, these are all coming soon and will be online next week, we will also do another giveaway to celebrate our birthday as well as the new notebooks and velvet ribbons... I want to say a massive, massive thanks to every single one of you!! We currently stand on an AMAZING 2537 ORDERS to date sold!!! I wouldn't be able to live this amazing dream without u all. Thank you so much!!
Good morning and happy Tuesday! Still recovering from a double header last weekend, but so excited for another wedding this Saturday! In the meantime... here’s your sneak peek Molly and Marc!
Bourbon and boutonnières. Today is brought to you by the letter B.
I love thinking outside the box for the men in the wedding party. These papery textured strawflower brought a little pop of color and a unique element just for the guys. Give the men in your wedding party something fancy, too! #menneedfancyflowerstoo #boutonniere #bourbon #vintagewedding
Fabulous photo by @jilldotyphoto
This is why I do what I do. Not to capture these moments for “the gram” but to be there with my clients during one of the most emotional days of their lives. I LOVE being surrounded by all that love, joy, excitement and nervous anticipation! I quite often find myself also tearing up, especially during moments like this.
TED stylish, suave and ready. Shop this and perfect your tweed look.
Anyone else finding it difficult to roll out of bed in the morning? These chilly, dark fall mornings make me want to stay under the covers. Here is some sparkle to help wake ya up! Love this diamond. #storytoldphoto #storytoldbride
Just can’t beat that early morning light. Greg & Tanuka met up with me before dawn to catch that perfect glow. Worth it? ABSOLUTELY.
See more of their session on the blog!
There are a million things you’re trying to remember on wedding day that it’s easy to forget things like gathering your details for pictures. That’s why I recommend my brides gather all their details in one box so that when I arrive they are all in one place for me to style and photograph. You’ve put time and thought in to your details and have made them a part of your day- so I want to be sure to photograph them!
Seriously?!?! Can you handle this ridiculous situation? Give me all the fall feels 😍
It’s been a week since we announced our mini sessions on December 1st and we’ve already had some great interest! We can’t wait to take photos of families that look this cozy! 🍂
We want to make sure this experience is as stress-free as possible, so on our journal today, we wrote about 5️⃣ ways you can prepare and even included a free downloadable checklist for you! Head to the link in our profile to get it!
Boy mamas speak their own language. They give each other little smiles and nods when out wangling their crew, have a house full of loud alllll the time and are constantly replenishing the pantry shelves. But ask any boy mama and she’d have it no other way, because it’s truly the best job in the world.
Stop playing hard to get, it’s about playing hard to forget...
If you couldn’t tell, my current obsession is working with #waxseals
, and getting to use my eucalyptus wax seal stamp designed by @paulaleecalligraphy
has only deepened my fixation 😍 I love how elegant this design is and it was so fun to use it with several different wax colors on a couple different pieces! If you haven’t yet, go check out Paula and her wax seal designs, she is incredible!!
Family style dinners will always be a favorite of mine!
for the Daring #fempreneur
💛 ✅ Research And Understand Your Market 💗Take the time to do market research and really listen closely to your ideal client’s needs. Get really in tune with them to know where they’re at right now: That is different to where you would like them to be. Take this info and craft it into an irresistible solution for them to be able to get easier yeses in your biz. ❓what do you think is your ideal customers need? What does she/he need help with? 👇🏼💛
It's always an honor to photograph a friend's wedding, and I'm so excited to be @andrewrowe813
k_bettas's wedding photographer next fall! 👰🤵📷🍁🍂⠀
Andy and I went to high school together and cheered together. He was even my stunt partner one year. He literally had my back, and I put a lot of trust in him.⠀
Now, he has met the love of his life, Emily, who coincidentally was also a cheerleader! 😆 During their engagement session, I loved seeing how well Andy and Emily complement one another. While Andy is a planner and outgoing, Emily is a little more reserved and as sweet as can be. ⠀
Congratulations, Andy and Emily! I can't wait to capture the two of you becoming Mr. and Mrs. Rowe next year! 👰🤵💍
Hair & Makeup by @pifmua
Spend a night in Hilton with in the Hiltons. TWEED WAIST COATS AVAILABLE ON THEIR OWN.
Free delivery on EVERYTHING.
I'm heading out for an engagement session tonight, and it has me reminiscing about a few of my favorites from this year - Nicole and Nathan's definitely being one of them! Nicole picked out some beautiful spots in Louisville for their session, and she put some serious effort into making sure that she and Nathan's wardrobes were top-notch. I just *love* it when my clients are as invested in their sessions as I am! Here's to another good one tonight! #mwpengagement
Give me all the quiet, warm-in-the-setting-sun mom and baby moments. (And check out my story to see some less quiet but equally beautiful moments - O was the sweetest little thing. Just a joy to watch his parents with him.) #pixel_kids
If I stayed home, sure, I could have shot that wedding.
I could have met that guy.
I could have finished my emails or even caught up on my Lightroom edits.
I definitely could have crossed off all the things on my to do list, but what good is a life with just do to lists?
For me, adventuring is the equivalent of getting a massage.
It’s calming, rejuvenating and yes stressful at times, but it helps me to take a step back and reevaluate.
It gives me a second to breathe in a new space with new feelings and new moments.
It unsticks me from the routine I live by.
And you know what, sometimes that is okay. Sometimes a step back is what you need from life - just to see how you are faring.
Sometimes you need to check in with your own soul too.
Sooo what do you guys do??! I’d love to know! (Yoga works too, and costs less haha 😆🙈 but you know what I mean!) // #travelmariss
I finally found a tiny slice of fall in Massachusetts!
Most would say that hustle is my love language.
Lately, I’ve been putting my energy into hustling differently. I’m still auditioning and submitting for jobs nightly. I’m still editing my resume within an inch of its life. I’m still submitting to at least three agents a week and following up and trying to get seen whenever or wherever I can, but I’m also hustling for something different: joy.
New on TKF ✨ 10 Ways To Hustle For Joy, because we all deserve to feel it. Link in Bio.
“Americano for Sheila? ..... Sheila?” 😆😂☕️ Tell me in the comments if you ever had your name yelled wrong at Starbucks 🙋🏼♀️ #allthetime
Hope your day is filled with lots of laughter and great coffee (or whatever your poison) 🤗😘
It’s such a busy week in our little workshop! Many leather orders being made, piece by piece. A gorgeous Artisan event is in planning mode for next month, while we also take our wares on the road again...
Bede & Jemima will be welcoming you to these scenes of our field day setup in the beautiful region of Orange NSW for the Australian national field days. We would love to see you in person and share our craftsmanship with you from Oct 25-27 this week.
Meanwhile back in Dubbo, our beautiful team Beth, Kate, & Sally, will be serving your needs in our Flagship store and workshop, open for business every day as usual. Thank you for supporting this journey of Australian craftsmanship. ✨
One month from today, these two will be saying “I do” at their Kiawah Island wedding! I can not wait to help Linsey and Dave capture their special day surrounded by their loved ones!
I love you without knowing how, or when, or from where. I love you simply, without problems or pride: I love you in this way because I do not know any other way of loving but this, in which there is no I or you, so intimate that your hand upon my chest is my hand, so intimate that when I fall asleep your eyes close.
Ready to smash Tuesday 📚🍁
Friends, there is one more thing I am so excited to share with you....aside from my design work, my heart's passion is the pursuit of mindfulness and consciously empowered thinking; specifically as it pertains to pregnancy, empowered birth and the journey of motherhood and beyond. Inspired by my own birth experiences, what they've taught me and much of what I've learned since...I wrote an ebook 😱🙌🏼💥 The purpose of this book is to equip other women to define what empowered birth means to them, to encourage them on how to pursue it and to remind them of the innate strength and capability that already resides within them 💕✨ If you are expecting or know someone who is, please check it out (link in my bio). Think of it as a virtual hug and pump up about empowered birth from someone who knows how strong and capable you already are 👊🏼❤️
Frozen blueberries, soya milk, date syrup and late September sun are a beautiful combination 🌞🍂☺️
Abstract flowers in a vase version 3🎨 this piece has just gone live over on my Etsy shop- EmmaKatherineArt (original oil painting) ☺️ link in bio!
Abstract flowers in a vase version 3🎨 this piece will be up on my Etsy shop very soon☺️ link in bio! @emmakatherine._art