This space is all about being transparent, living in full honesty and expressing it all - the raw and the polished, the growth and the setbacks, the ah-ha’s and the itty bitty shitty committee moments.
What you see most of these days is my courage coaching as that is a mission that is quickly becoming bigger than myself.
In-between these courage squares and a few weekends a month, I am witnessing and documenting unique expressions of dreams turned realities, that of souls living in the highest vibration of love.
Courage is intertwined in all that we are, do, say and live.
This expression, right here is of two souls becoming husband and wife, after a decade of being partners. These right here, are another layer in my definition of courage.
You see, photography is part of my soul. It’s something I’ve been doing for 15 years and running it as a business for the last eight. It’s the interweaving of my connection to and communication with the world.
Without courage, these specific time capsules wouldn’t exist.
Why, you ask?
I used to shoot in a selfish way (I told you I’m honest). I used to shoot from a place of what I wanted to share with the world, what would look the best, what would make the most impact on the gram. Ugh, can you relate?
How do I shoot now?
Solely from a place of listening to, honoring, interweaving all the elements that tell their story, those at hand. Serving, fully, completely, presently.
I have always given my clients my fullest capacity and talents, but there has been a shift.
A massive shift as I’ve connected deeper with my courage and coaching.
These time capsules, are fully, I mean fully for the couple at hand. They are no longer about me, about my talent, about my style of photography. They are solely, for them.
With this, there is this glistening space where my work is better than ever before, simply from taking the focus off my “talent or work” and fully onto “them.”
What a courageous place to be and a courageous thing to share.
This, is another reflection of my definition of courage.
Vendor love :
Photo : @ashleystrongsmith_
Venue : @olehansonbeachclub
Coordinator : @herestothemevents
DJ : @djausto
Beauty : @ocbeautyduo
Florals : @zunigaflowersjosefina
Tux : @theory__
Dress : @davidsbridal
Shoes : @loefflerrandall