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  • This beautiful wedding dress โœจ
  • 881 24 29 January, 2019
  • Iโ€™m smiling in this photo. but not currently.
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k friends. lemme get real with you for a minute. and I mean REALLY real.
โ€”
I could cry right now. Iโ€™m overwhelmed, stressed out, and exhausted.
๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸผI got 3 hours of sleep last night (trying to catch up on editing)
๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸผIโ€™ve spent the last 5+ hours on long, confusing, stressful phone calls with insurance companies + my bank.
๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸผI have to sign up for a new business insurance policy TODAY because I just bought a ton of new gear + my old policy wonโ€™t cover it + I leave for Hawaii tomorrow. (Iโ€™m not about to travel + shoot for 5 weeks straight without insurance.)
๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸผI havenโ€™t even started packing. Or laundry. (Again... I leave TOMORROW. early.)
๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸผI havenโ€™t eaten in 11 hours.
๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸผIโ€™m really behind on editing. + this trip is about to pile tons more on my plate.
โ€”โ€”
why the heck did I just drop all of that on you? because I wanna keep this crap real with you.
this is hard.
yes, Iโ€™m about to leave for almost 5 weeks in Hawaii. yes, Iโ€™m so excited + thankful. yes, itโ€™s gonna be amazing.
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but also... yes, this is a lot of responsibility. and itโ€™s ALL on my shoulders. no, itโ€™s not all sunshine + rainbows + frolicking around tropical islands without a care in the world. yes, I LOVE my job. but also YES, it can be just as draining, exhausting, and hard as any other. maybe even more so, because itโ€™s ALL on me.
โ€”โ€”โ€”
I think hereโ€™s the bottom line:
stop glamorizing other peopleโ€™s lives. stop comparing your worst with their best. stop thinking โ€œif only I had ___ like her, Iโ€™d be happy.โ€ because thatโ€™s a load of hooey.
no matter how incredible life is... there will still be challenging moments, days, areas.
Iโ€™m just so thankful for a Father whoโ€™s walking through everything with me. holding my hand. leading me + loving me.
โ€”โ€”โ€”
I hope this isnโ€™t discouraging or heavy. I mean it from a raw, transparent heart. wanting to share the utterly low points as well as the high. please take it as encouragement: we all have those days, weeks, moments. but you can do this. youโ€™re stronger than you think. stop comparing your life to everyone elseโ€™s + just buckle down, know your worth, + kick butt.
(k I have a LOT to do. love you, friends๐Ÿ–ค)
Evie
  • Iโ€™m smiling in this photo. but not currently.
    โ€”โ€”
    k friends. lemme get real with you for a minute. and I mean REALLY real.
    โ€”
    I could cry right now. Iโ€™m overwhelmed, stressed out, and exhausted.
    ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸผI got 3 hours of sleep last night (trying to catch up on editing)
    ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸผIโ€™ve spent the last 5+ hours on long, confusing, stressful phone calls with insurance companies + my bank.
    ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸผI have to sign up for a new business insurance policy TODAY because I just bought a ton of new gear + my old policy wonโ€™t cover it + I leave for Hawaii tomorrow. (Iโ€™m not about to travel + shoot for 5 weeks straight without insurance.)
    ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸผI havenโ€™t even started packing. Or laundry. (Again... I leave TOMORROW. early.)
    ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸผI havenโ€™t eaten in 11 hours.
    ๐Ÿ‘‰๐ŸผIโ€™m really behind on editing. + this trip is about to pile tons more on my plate.
    โ€”โ€”
    why the heck did I just drop all of that on you? because I wanna keep this crap real with you.
    this is hard.
    yes, Iโ€™m about to leave for almost 5 weeks in Hawaii. yes, Iโ€™m so excited + thankful. yes, itโ€™s gonna be amazing.
    โ€”
    but also... yes, this is a lot of responsibility. and itโ€™s ALL on my shoulders. no, itโ€™s not all sunshine + rainbows + frolicking around tropical islands without a care in the world. yes, I LOVE my job. but also YES, it can be just as draining, exhausting, and hard as any other. maybe even more so, because itโ€™s ALL on me.
    โ€”โ€”โ€”
    I think hereโ€™s the bottom line:
    stop glamorizing other peopleโ€™s lives. stop comparing your worst with their best. stop thinking โ€œif only I had ___ like her, Iโ€™d be happy.โ€ because thatโ€™s a load of hooey.
    no matter how incredible life is... there will still be challenging moments, days, areas.
    Iโ€™m just so thankful for a Father whoโ€™s walking through everything with me. holding my hand. leading me + loving me.
    โ€”โ€”โ€”
    I hope this isnโ€™t discouraging or heavy. I mean it from a raw, transparent heart. wanting to share the utterly low points as well as the high. please take it as encouragement: we all have those days, weeks, moments. but you can do this. youโ€™re stronger than you think. stop comparing your life to everyone elseโ€™s + just buckle down, know your worth, + kick butt.
    (k I have a LOT to do. love you, friends๐Ÿ–ค)
    Evie
  • 1,655 162 21 May, 2018
  • ๐ŸŒฒ Thankful I could take a little break and really enjoy my new baby boy โ™ฅ๏ธ He is starting to settle in, so itโ€™s time to ease back in to loving what I do ๐Ÿ“ธ
  • ๐ŸŒฒ Thankful I could take a little break and really enjoy my new baby boy โ™ฅ๏ธ He is starting to settle in, so itโ€™s time to ease back in to loving what I do ๐Ÿ“ธ
  • 132 10 14 November, 2018
  • alright, lemme give you some dirt. on myself. (yikes.)
โ€”
I have a weakness. I recognize it, which is really good. but itโ€™s still there.
that weakness?:
if something really scares me, feels super hard/impossible, or just unreasonably difficult... I avoid it. I run. I hide. I procrastinate, put it off, pretend it doesnโ€™t exist.
โ€”
this can look anything like: needing new windshield wipers for my car, filing as a different LLC for my business, or avoiding taxes until the very last second.
itโ€™s almost always little, stupid things. tasks that really arenโ€™t that challenging if I just sit down and DO THEM.
โ€”
but today, I knocked out 5 major items on my to-do list. all 5 of them were in the category of โ€œhard/scary/confusing.โ€
and I did them. without any procrastination.

hereโ€™s the deal:
you can overcome your weaknesses. Iโ€™m still working on all of mine. (including that one.) but Iโ€™m making insane progress. (running your own business can kinda force you to grow some muscles in certain areas ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚ya skip right over the kiddie pool + youโ€™re shoved in the deep end without ya floaties ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜‚) donโ€™t feel โ€œstuckโ€ if your personality bent isnโ€™t naturally strong in a certain area. you CAN do this. whether thatโ€™s lacking organizational skills, or procrastination, or social anxiety... donโ€™t ever give up. recognize a weakness, stare it straight in the eyes, and TAKE. IT. DOWN.
โ€”
go kick some BUTT today, my friend. I believe in you more than I can say. ๐Ÿ–ค
  • alright, lemme give you some dirt. on myself. (yikes.)
    โ€”
    I have a weakness. I recognize it, which is really good. but itโ€™s still there.
    that weakness?:
    if something really scares me, feels super hard/impossible, or just unreasonably difficult... I avoid it. I run. I hide. I procrastinate, put it off, pretend it doesnโ€™t exist.
    โ€”
    this can look anything like: needing new windshield wipers for my car, filing as a different LLC for my business, or avoiding taxes until the very last second.
    itโ€™s almost always little, stupid things. tasks that really arenโ€™t that challenging if I just sit down and DO THEM.
    โ€”
    but today, I knocked out 5 major items on my to-do list. all 5 of them were in the category of โ€œhard/scary/confusing.โ€
    and I did them. without any procrastination.

    hereโ€™s the deal:
    you can overcome your weaknesses. Iโ€™m still working on all of mine. (including that one.) but Iโ€™m making insane progress. (running your own business can kinda force you to grow some muscles in certain areas ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚ya skip right over the kiddie pool + youโ€™re shoved in the deep end without ya floaties ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿ˜‚) donโ€™t feel โ€œstuckโ€ if your personality bent isnโ€™t naturally strong in a certain area. you CAN do this. whether thatโ€™s lacking organizational skills, or procrastination, or social anxiety... donโ€™t ever give up. recognize a weakness, stare it straight in the eyes, and TAKE. IT. DOWN.
    โ€”
    go kick some BUTT today, my friend. I believe in you more than I can say. ๐Ÿ–ค
  • 1,212 44 23 July, 2018
  • Well today I sprained my hand! ๐Ÿ˜ญ seriously so happy itโ€™s not broken ๐Ÿ˜Š because I have beautiful people to shoot and a baby to be had!! Thankfully it was right in my front yard ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ I guess my 35 week prego clumsiness is really kickinโ€™ in!
  • Well today I sprained my hand! ๐Ÿ˜ญ seriously so happy itโ€™s not broken ๐Ÿ˜Š because I have beautiful people to shoot and a baby to be had!! Thankfully it was right in my front yard ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿผ I guess my 35 week prego clumsiness is really kickinโ€™ in!
  • 189 16 2 October, 2018

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  • Golden goodness ๐Ÿ˜
  • 63 3 19 February, 2019
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the feeling in this moment.
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just minutes after Jeremy knelt down on one knee and asked Helen to be his forever.
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their full story is on the blog this evening, and you'll wanna read juuuust why i was surprised too.;)
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such a special moment with such a special couple.๐Ÿ–ค
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only SIX months until these two say i do, and i have the honor of witnessing/documenting it (**cue ALLL the happy tears**)๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜
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go give their story a read on the blog (link in bio)!! xoxo
  • | s e r e n i t y |
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    the feeling in this moment.
    -
    just minutes after Jeremy knelt down on one knee and asked Helen to be his forever.
    -
    their full story is on the blog this evening, and you'll wanna read juuuust why i was surprised too.;)
    -
    such a special moment with such a special couple.๐Ÿ–ค
    -
    only SIX months until these two say i do, and i have the honor of witnessing/documenting it (**cue ALLL the happy tears**)๐Ÿ˜ญ๐Ÿ˜
    -
    go give their story a read on the blog (link in bio)!! xoxo
  • 106 8 19 February, 2019
  • canโ€™t wait to photograph these twoโ€™s wedding in May!!! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™
  • canโ€™t wait to photograph these twoโ€™s wedding in May!!! ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’™
  • 115 3 19 February, 2019
  • Baby toes! ๐Ÿ˜
  • Baby toes! ๐Ÿ˜
  • 83 2 18 February, 2019
  • Spent the weekend snowed in a cabin, and had the chance to photograph this sweet family.
  • Spent the weekend snowed in a cabin, and had the chance to photograph this sweet family.
  • 746 13 18 February, 2019
  • Smile ๐Ÿ˜ƒ the horse nailed it ๐Ÿ˜‚
  • Smile ๐Ÿ˜ƒ the horse nailed it ๐Ÿ˜‚
  • 58 2 17 February, 2019
  • Beauty work with the beautiful @suongn
  • Beauty work with the beautiful @suongn
  • 43 6 17 February, 2019
  • Sweet little Liam. ๐Ÿ–ค
  • Sweet little Liam. ๐Ÿ–ค
  • 91 5 16 February, 2019