I loved capturing Joe and Ashley’s North River Yacht Club wedding! They were surrounded by their closet friends and family to celebrate their beautiful day. The weather was gorgeous and the company was even better! Congrats you two!! Thank you for letting me be a part of such a special time!
Bride’s Dress: Lady in Lace
Groom’s Suit: Saks
Catering: North River Yacht Club
Bride’s Cake: Mary’s Cakes and Pastries
Groom’s Cake: Mary’s Cakes and Pastries
Ceremony Venue: North River Yacht Club-Captains Cabin
Reception Venue: North River Yacht Club-Captains Cabin
Hair: Danielle Ivy
Makeup: Danielle Ivy
Bride’s Rings: Isbell Jewelers
Chairs at reception: Special Events
Videographer: Seth and Laurie Tindol- Nice and Blue Films
Linens: North River Yacht Club
I wanted to give you a Cotton Session Sneak Peek until the rest of them are ready to be displayed for the world to see! 😉 This year’s Cotton Sessions were so so fun. The cotton was beautiful and the weather was perfect. I wanted to go ahead and showcase two of my “adopted” boys. […]
My newest adventure is the launching of Creative Activator.
To activate means: (verb) to make something active or operative.
I’ve had the opportunity to help various small businesses and entrepreneurs bring their visions to life. What does that look like? It may be a Musician who has every musical ability in the world but doesn’t know much about Social Media or how to get started in marketing themselves. It may look like an Event Planner who has a vision of what she wants to do and who she wants to serve but doesn’t quite know how to make it a reality. It may look like a Hair and Makeup artist who wants to go out on her own, but isn’t quite sure how to set up a logo, brand, or website. It may be someone who is highly skilled in training dogs on military level but does not know where to start or how to build an online portfolio and effectively market their self.
That’s where I come in! I want to take the vision you have for your business and help you make it a reality. I want to use what creative knowledge I have about design, social media, and marketing to help your small business succeed. When someone looks your business up, do they find a professional Facebook page or website or any contact information at all? Does your Facebook page or website look professional? Do you need a logo or a brand? Let me help you design something that shows who you are. Do you need a mission statement? Let’s take your vision and make it stand out to those who are seeking the type service you provide. Do you need guidance on how to make your social media pages, website, and business cards flow together to look unified? I can sit down with you and make all of that a reality.
Small businesses are the backbone of our community. They are built by word of mouth referrals and real relationships. Small businesses take out the middle man and serve their communities by getting in there and getting their hands dirty and making the work happen! I would love to help you stand out and grow. I can not wait to hear how I can help you!
Daniel and Katy’s wedding day was beautiful! I was honored to have the privilege of taking Katy’s Senior photos a few years ago. Then they contacted me about her wedding and I was so excited to get to walk through this journey with them. Daniel and Katy are such a great couple! Their marriage is […]
Be uniquely you!
Have you ever been in a place where you feel like you can’t find your niche? You know what you are called to do in life, but instead of embracing the gifts that God has given YOU, you turn to people for direction? I’ve been there.
When I first started my business, I got so caught up in making sure that I did everything “right” in the photography world, that I quickly lost my joy because it became a comparison game. Was I as good as this photographer or did I do things like that photographer; because they rock! Well, the Lord quickly got ahold of me and made me see that He had called me to this profession for a reason. He didn’t call me to be like someone else, or to strive to meet someone else’s standard of excellence.
He called me to be all that he made ME to be. There is no other ME out there. And there is a reason for that.
Romans 12:3-8 says: “For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully.”
The point? Be uniquely you! You were placed on this Earth as a unique individual with specific gifts and abilities. You were not created to duplicate another person, their work, their character, their personality, or their gifts. Because those things are their work, their character, their personality, and their gifts. It does, however mean, that you should strive to work diligently with the gifts that God has given YOU. The only person you should compare yourself to, is yourself yesterday. Are you striving to work with excellence? Are you letting YOUR personality and YOUR gifts and YOUR character show through in YOUR work? If you are, then that is when people will see YOU in your work. More importantly, they will see Christ in your work, because He is who gave you the gifts that you are striving to strengthen!
So be encouraged. If you’re in a rut, if you feel like you’re trying to find your place, if you feel like you’re trying to find your niche, hang in there. Reflect on who God has made you as an individual and use those gifts and abilities to shine. And be uniquely you!