So i totally meant to post this Friday, but better late than never right?! Today marks my first #fridayintroductions post😊 I’m Taylor, the girl behind the lens of TNM Photography • three fun facts about me; 1️⃣ i was given my first camera at the age of 4 when my brother was born. This is where my passion for photography all started and i LOVE IT 😍 2️⃣ i loveeee to shop! My boyfriend would definitely say i can shop til i drop! I’d have to say @target is my all time favorite store. 3️⃣ i have a small passion with interior designing. I am always on Pinterest looking up new ideas to decorate my apartment with. • what’s a fun fact about you? • • #tnmphotography#taylormone#lovetarget#portraitphotography
Not a #fridayintroductions but a Monday one... I don’t think it really matters what day it is on. 🤗 Plus, I love Mondays!
I’ve seen a lot of my IG and FB friends lately introduce themselves and dive into the person behind the account which has inspired me to do the same. So here goes... .
My name is Jennifer (Jen) Wilmoth and I’m the face behind Empowered Whole Living! I’ve been pretty quiet throughout the holidays as I intentionally took some time to reflect & celebrate 2017 as well as vision cast for 2018. I am so super excited for this new year and what it has in store for me and my family! I am married to my best friend, eternal love, and partner in everything, and together we have 8 amazing children ranging from 23 years down to 21 months. So I have been knee deep into motherhood for quite a while and absolutely love it. Three of our children are adults and we have 5 left at home. We live in a tiny home on 37 acres in the country and have a small farm raising goats, chickens, our 2 livestock guardian dogs, and a few cuddly cats. .
My first and foremost priority is to my Savior, Jesus Christ, and then comes my husband & children + self-care. I have had the privilege of homeschooling my children for the last 16+ years and absolutely love doing so.
I am also very passionate about living an overall whole or holistic lifestyle through eating a whole foods diet, exercise, environment, using dōTERRA essential oils + wellness products and mindset. .
A few fun facts about me... ✨I’m a book junkie 🤓📚and usually have a few books or more at a time I’m diving into. I absolutely love personal development books. ✨My family and I are a family of martial artists and most of us have a black belt in karate🥋and the younger ones are still working towards that goal. I actually met my husband through karate (he was my instructor ☺️). ✨I’m a minimalist and love organization + living simply. ✨I am a nature fanatic and love spending time outdoors with my family whether through nature walks/hikes, camping, biking, etc. 🌿
✨I have a dream/goal for our next family adventure to go full time RV’ing and roadschool/worldschool together. 🚎💜
Cont. in comments👇🏼
Big humble thanks to @utrmedia for posting my music video and for letting your Facebook followers know about my album coming out on 02.02.18. I’ve long respected your voice in the conversation about Christian artists like myself and the @oldbearrecords tribe that create alternative sacred music. I’m really appreciative that you invited me into such gifted company. If you aren’t engaging with UTR media yet- give them a follow. They’ve been music curators for a decade and just announced their 2017 gourmet album list featuring the likes of artists like @ellieholcomb @johnmarkmcmillan @thebrilliancemusic @nicholenordeman and others. Thanks again UTR & I look forward to getting know each other more in 2018 :-) 📸 @sjbridgeman
This year, I've been hearing this calling echo in my soul. To outpour love to our growing collective and help create abundance in the lives of others. 💕 "He who supplies seed to the sower and bread for food will supply and multiply your seed for sowing and increase the harvest of your righteousness." 2 Corinthians 9:10
With this amazing 3 day weekend we have had all I can think about is spring break quickly approaching! Did you know you can take a three day weekend cruise from Florida to the Bahamas? ☀️🌴That sounds dreamy right about now...especially since it’s snowing here in Colorado today ⛄️⛄️⛄️😂 @cruisecritic has the BEST deals and obsessed would be an understatement 😏. Go find your dream weekend getaway at CruiseCritic.com 🛳😍 These are my packing essentials!! #sponsored#PackUpAndCruise
CONFESSION: I haven't picked up my camera in over a month. Honestly it's been a welcome break because I've been able to focus on things like reading, writing, planning... but on the other hand it makes me feel a little bit like a fraud – what kind of photographer doesn't feel so absolutely compelled by her passion and desire to create that she stays away from her camera for an entire month?!
So then after that rather distressing thought hit my brain, I immediately shook it off and got back to work. HAHA just kidding; I stared out my window and daydreamed for like 45 more minutes so that even more distressing thoughts could hit my brain. Thoughts like: why am I a photographer? What's the point? Why do I bother? What is it about the art of “capturing a moment” that makes me excited to do what I do?
It's not for the legacies; I think those are created less by how we feel in a moment and more by how we live our lives as a whole. It's not for the heirlooms that last generations; the only babies I'm interested in are baby dogs and they can't see the same colors we can anyway. And it's certainly not for freezing time; time moves, and I think we should be moving with it...
The real reason I fell in love with photography is because there's a lot of power in being able to give someone another perspective on what they feel is an unremarkable life. To be able to show them instead of just tell them all the things they have to be grateful for and fervent about right now. When we focus on our present and embrace our ordinary...that's what being happy is. And I think cultivating happiness is a pretty damn good reason to do something.
If you have some time to daydream, I'd love to know why you do what you do in the comments!
Have we met? I post a lot of pictures of my desk and talk about my bulldog a LOT in my IG stories, but I wanted to make sure we got properly introduced! ✨
My name is Sarah Steckler and I’m allll about helping you combine mindfulness with productivity so you can feel more at ease and organized in your daily life. I’m also a Certified Health & Wellness Coach and a Mindfulness Practitioner. I’m an academic at heart and never stop learning. ✨
I love being outdoors 🏕 reading 📚 spending time journaling and putting way too many stickers into notebooks 📓 and love running 🏃🏼♀️ ✨
Tell me something about YOU! I’m so glad we just met 😉
It may not be #fridayintroductions Day, but I thought it was time I showed my face around here a little more!! My name is Myrica and I am the #creative#girlboss behind roses+twine floral studio... I recently got back from taking a little bit of time off and am now getting ready to begin working on my fourth wedding season! A little bit more about me... I love travelling and experiencing new cultures. Most recently I was in Mexico and snorkelled for the first time in my life, which is a big deal for someone who has a fish- phobia! (There has to be a real name for that right!??) I’m really looking forward to continue to meet with clients for this upcoming year and have a few projects on the side that I can’t wait to share more about...#rosesandtwinefloralstudio#inthestudio#newyear#herewego2018#niagaraweddingflorist#niagaraflorist
“Faith is to believe what you do not see; the reward of this faith is to see what you believe.” ~Saint Augustine~ “the Table” creative team introduction no.7 // Meet @kericardinale // I met Keri while recording “Murderer a Messenger.” At that time in late 2016, Keri was sharing with us how God had laid upon her heart that it was time for her to step out in faith and put out an album of original music. Since then, it has been so cool to see the many doors that have been opened for her to tell her story and go from church to church sharing music from her solo debut, “Unveiled.” It was great to have a member of the family @sprigmusic come share her vocal talents on “the Table.” Keri is featured on the song “Entertaining Angels” with @brothersmcclurg . Thank you Keri for being a part of this album! 📸 @sjbridgeman
Ladies & gents, we are excited to formally introduce you to the newest (& first!) addition to the Neubek Photographers family, Edie. Edie is our creative assistant & she's been working with us for almost a month now... Had to make sure we liked her before announcing her..... Jjjuussst kidddinggg. If you follow our insta stories, I'm sure you've seen her, but she deserves her own post.
After we took this photo here in Nashville, I thought, "omg this is so symbolic! Like... She's pretty much saving my life because there is no way I could handle all the work anymore & I'm literally reaching out to this organizational angel who is gonna help me, because, I can't do it alone!" 😂🙈😻 Swipe to see her pretty face closer!
Matt's Dad, a very wise man who owned a very successful architectural firm many years ago, approached me almost a full year ago and said, "Meli, there comes a time when you have to decide how to invest your $ and when is the right time to do it, and... Right now, I think you need to consider an assistant." .
He would watch me work from sun up to sun down and he knew what I was going thru; he knew my frustrations & potential & while I knew he was totally right, I felt like I was nowhere near the point where I could give somebody things to do. It takes a lot to figure out what you're willing to let go of, what makes the most sense, what's gonna make the biz more efficient, and then to make sure you have the time to train the person to do it.
OH. & finding a person who gives a shit enough to treat your biz as if it were their own. Now, mind you, you'll never actually find that person, but I think you wanna get as damn close as you can.
Enter Edie. Funny story is that she & Matt actually took a math class together at University when Matt was going for his masters & she for her undergrad. & then it turns out that some of our dearest videographer friends are her best friends/husband aaaand so, we became friends & recently she needed a job, and I needed an Edie & so here we are. .
So, welcome to the family, Edie. You're stuck with us now. & We love you!! Go give her a follow at @edilynmarie3 ! 💜💜
If you were living under a pile of rocks yesterday, then you didn't catch yesterday's post about the fact that yesterday WAS MY BIRTHDAY. And I'm still counting today because I get birthday dinner with the boyfriend! Cause birthdays actually never end, am I right?
photo captured by the ever amazing @lauraannewatson
Rough Monday morning? I’ve got something for you that may just make your day a little brighter! I’ve been dreaming of hitting 1,000 followers for a while now, and y’all...it finally happened! To celebrate and to THANK you for your support, I’m giving away a little something that I think my coffee, tea and Refresher loving friends may really enjoy! Quick!! Head on over to my story to see what’s up! (Photo taken by @savannahsmithphoto 💕)
MEET ME MONDAY
Here are this weeks 5 things to know about me! .
1️⃣ I had a unisex baby shower yesterday with guys and gals all invited! It was so lovely to have hubby there to celebrate too!
2️⃣ It took me 7 HOURS of shopping to find a dress to wear to our baby shower, this bump is getting hard to dress!
3️⃣ My crafty passion first started with beading, my bead collection is HUGE!!
4️⃣ I played piano when I was younger
5️⃣ As soon as I wake up, I silently list everything I am grateful for, sets up my day perfectly!
Until next Monday, have a great week ahead!
“To me, photography is an art of observation. It’s about finding something interesting in an ordinary place… I’ve found it has little to do with the things you see and everything to do with the way you see them.”
— Elliott Erwitt
My one word for 2018. I have never done this before, but I love the idea of coming up with a word to help lead you through the year. I typically poo poo these things, but I’m trying to approach it with some flexibility if down the road I feel like it no longer describes the direction I want to go.
So without further ado, my word for 2018 is ‘uncomfortable’.
My whole life I have always stayed safely inside the lines, followed every rule given to me and avoided failing at any expense. Although I have grown tremendously over the past year and a half since moving and starting this business, I know I am holding myself back still.
As Ben and I are getting ready for our 2018 goal setting night, I looked back on the goals I set last year and was a little disappointed. Besides a big revenue goal, every other goal on the list I knew I could achieve before I even wrote it down. Was it work to get there? Yes, but I also felt like I didn’t believe in myself enough to get out of my comfort zone and go beyond what I knew I could achieve. So this year I am challenging myself to get uncomfortable. In my goals. In my business. With my friendships. In my marriage. In my everyday life.
So, did you give yourself a word to live out 2018? Tell me it below!
Hello there! Since the #12weekbbgchallenge has started and there are so many new faces around here, I thought it would be a perfect time to introduce myself! I'm Alex and I'm a wedding and newborn photographer in NJ. I wasn't much of an athlete growing up, but I discovered I loved running when I met my husband eleven years ago. He was a long distance runner at the time so I knew I should probably learn to run, too, if I wanted to spend more time with him. He helped me run my first 5k and that eventually led to my first, second, and third marathon. And then our photography business took off and running took a backseat sometime in 2013. For the last several years, I've been inconsistent with exercise and healthy eating and I think it's pretty safe to say that I'm in the worst shape of my life. 😂 I'm looking forward to getting back on track in 2018 as I get ready to turn forty in May and am very excited to kickstart the year by participating in the #sweat12wc! Looking forward to following along on everyone's journey! Let's do this! 💪🏻 Thank you to @monique.lockwood for the photo!
Hey, guys! Since there’s so many new faces around here, I thought it would be a good idea to reintroduce myself. I’m Sean, and here’s a few things about me:
1. 👨👩👧 I’ve recently become a new dad to, in my unbiased opinion of course 😏, the most adorable baby ever #heyemmygrey
2. 🎸 I’ve been playing guitar for over 10 years, but also have fun playing the drums/piano. Currently, I play a Martin D-16LSH and a Gibson 335.
3. 📷 Although I’ve been taking a lot of photos for my wife (@chelceytate) for a couple years, I’ve really taken a more serious interest in photography over the last few months. Currently, I shoot with a Canon 5D Mk IV.
I hope everybody enjoyed the holiday season. It’s been a crazy time over here in the last few weeks, but I’ve got some good stuff coming up that I’m excited to share with you guys. What are you looking forward to in 2018?
It’s been awhile since we’ve introduced ourselves, and with all the new people around here, we thought we would take a few minutes to share some things about our family! We have been extremely honored to be apart of this amazing community here on IG, that we would love if you would share a little bit about yourselves in the comments below! ☺️ So, we are The Rasmussen’s a family of 5 that has a huge passion for traveling and being outdoors! -
• We do not travel full-time, but we put a huge priority on traveling and being outdoors—hiking and camping with our kids! • Cory and I started dating while on separate continents and continued a long distance relationship for majority of our dating and engagement! • Cory is a third culture kid and grew up traveling the world. We come from very different worlds/circumstances! I didn’t grow up traveling at all! • We have been in the process of adoption for 6 years! (Long story) • Combined we have been to over 35+ countries and lived in 5 of those! We hope to visit many many more! • The outdoors is a way for us to reconnect and focus on the things that really matter! • The longest hike our kids have done is 9 miles! • The countries we want to visit next are Jordan, Japan, Kenya, Switzerland, Norway, Chile, Finland and Bali. • One of us is deathly afraid of the ocean! Can you guess who? 🦈 -
We would love to hear more about YOU 👇🏻
Hey friends! Happy Sunday! I sorta missed #fridayintroductions , so here’s Sunday introductions instead! 👌🏽 My name’s Kemari and I’m a lover of flowers, laughter, dogs, and borderline toxic level spicy foods. 🌸😄🐶🌶 I am a Leo/August baby. Actually, my amazing husband, Jacob, is also a Leo/August baby and his birthday is just 10 days after mine. 😉 Jacob and I are a husband and wife wedding videography team here at @kemarilynfilms and we love the couples we are blessed to work with. I have a BFA in Motion Picture Arts Production from @fsumovies and after graduation, I decided to marry (pun intended) my love for filmmaking and love for marriage to be a wedding videographer. 🎥 This photo of me by @theredflystudio reminds me so much (in a funny/good/nostalgic way) of when I was in grade school and the yearbook photographers would tell me to open up my eyes when I smiled in pictures. 😳😂🤷🏽♀️ Truth is, they actually are open, my eyes are just small and almond shaped so yeah, they become little slits when I smile and laugh haha 😂🤓 Oh well, I’m cool with it now. ✌🏽 Pink and green are my favorite colors and speaking of, my hair now has a pink/rose gold and purple balayage with my brown hair base so I’m excited about showing more pictures with my new hair 💁🏽♀️ What’s a fun/random fact about you?
Is Sunday Funday still a thing? I think so 😏 because I’ve said it to like 5 people today 😂😂 yay for sunny Colorado days!!! Do you prefer sunny days or colder days? I wish I was better at the cold, but I’m tryin!! Ive always been jealous of PNW people that love the cloudy weather!! I will love it one day I promise!! (PS, HIGH KEY obsessed with this denim jacket) #gettingthere#ForeverChuck#ad ✨☀️🌧🌥⚡️💫
Sunday introduction...is that a thing? .
(1) I am Chelsea. I am a wife and mother of two small children (age 3.5 and almost 2)
(2) I have celiac disease. I have been entirely gluten free for the last 6 years. I am exceptionally sensitive to even tiny amounts of cross-contamination.
(3) I am exceptional passionate about nutrition and how good food has the power to change the way you feel. Going gluten free made me realize the power of food and I am constantly on the mission to tweak my diet for optimum health.
(4) My grocery budget is astronomically large because of celiac disease. I spend ($300-$400 a week for a family of 4). I often have to buy the most expensive brands to ensure no cross contamination. I have made a goal this year to try to reduce that.
(5) I almost never curl my hair because it takes too long and falls flat very quickly. I did today though because my hair was too messy to wear out as is, but I am saving my shower for post workout.
(6) I love baths but I hate showers. The feeling of water pouring on my face makes me panic.
(7) i am an absolutely horrible housewife. My house is constantly messy and I can never stay on top of it. (8) I am a very untalented athlete. I try exceptionally hard but sports of any sort do not come easy to me. That said, I mountain bike and lift weights. I used to rock climb and play tennis and want to get back to it eventually.
(9) I am on a journey to get my entire family to eat Paleo including my two kids. So far so good I just need to figure out how to get my son to eat a veggie.
(10) I do 90% of my cooking by feel. It would be hard for me to say exactly how I make something because I usually just wing it. I almost never bake for this reason but I have had to challenge myself recently so there are Paleo friendly treats for the kids.
That’s it for now. Tell me about yourself.