Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Turn that FROWN, Upside Down.

Have you ever had one of those days where you wake up, get ready and think it's going to be one of those amazing days that just will feel like pure bliss and then out of nowhere it turns into complete and utter shit? Yeah, today was one of those days for me. But do you know what I've learned?

Do not let your personal failures surpass your professional successes. 

After crying my eyes out and speeding home, I opened the door to my house and sat down and realized that I don't have to be sad for what had happened to me personally, because what was happening to me professionally out weighed all of those feelings. 

I am so happy and so proud of myself for working as hard as I am to get my name out there, my work out there, that I have no reason to feel sad and sorry for myself. Plus, you need to look at all the good things that's happened to you through out today, and not focus on the not so good parts. 

Like earlier today, I went Wegman's and got some sushi for lunch...and it was AMAZING! per usual.

And then of course my daughter always manages to make me smile. She's definitely the most silliest thing I've ever seen. She kept brushing the dog, Jake's teeth. 

And finally editing and talking to my fellow bloggers always manages to make me smile. I got a new carrying case for my macbook pro so that I can carry my little sucker around with me along with Stella (My Canon Camera ;) )  And yes...that is a mustache on my macbook :D 

One thing I've been super excited about has been packaging for my photography business. I've been working on making sure every customer feels like everything is personal and made just for them. And so far I think I succeed. :D 

I even got my business cards in the mail today!! Which made me squeal as I opened them. I'm so excited that everything's finally starting to lift off for my little business. 

So just remember, if you feel like your day has just gone to complete shit, try to step out of your emotions and think of all the GREAT things that have been happening to you lately. Don't focus on the negative, focus on the positives. I love you guys!

Tuesday, January 22, 2013


One of my favorite shots from my photo session from past Saturday. Aren't they precious?! 

Listening to...
Primadonna girl -Marina and the Diamonds

Wonder Forest's "Blog Wonderful" e-book. I really adore this e-book so far on how to grow your blog and to become a better blogger in general. If you have not read it yet, I suggest you do! 

Munching on...
Utz Crab Chips and Starbucks Ice Cream  

Planning to...
Pick a sewing pattern and sew something today using my new sewing machine. 

Planning in general...
It's a surprise. ;)

Using these programs...
Final Cut Pro & Adobe PS CS6, because I'm editing a lot today. 

Pajamas...because I still haven't managed to get out of bed yet today. (It's FREEZING!)

Just a little snippet of how my day is planning on going. Definitely not super luxurious today considering it feels like it's -9 degrees outside and I don't plan on doing anything today. ;)

Keep your eyes peeled for a new youtube video coming shortly and a makeup/beauty review for my next post!! 

Let me know what you plan on doing today! 

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Put yourself in someone else's shoes.


That is what my mother always told me. To put myself in someone else's shoes to truly understand them or to understand what they're going through. So that's exactly what I did!

Because I'm trying to expand my photography and my blogging nature, I decided to put myself in my clients shoes. Being a client to photography, especially if you have never "modeled" in portrait pictures before can be kinda scary. And I FULLY understand the hesitation now. 

Considering I'm usually behind the camera, I felt extremely awkward trying to "pose" for pictures. But after the first couple shots, I took a deep breath and put myself back in my clients shoes. I even thought to myself, "If I was taking this picture right now, how would I want me to look?" Which gave me an amazing turn out!

And even though I have a very, verrrrrry poor self esteem, I ADORE the way these photos came out. I have to hand it to Derek for taking such amazing photos and not even knowing what he was doing either. A junkyard turned out for a way better photo shoot location than I thought it would.

So remember lovelies, put yourself in someone else's shoes. You may get a new perspective on things. 

Q&A: What one piece of advice would you want to give to someone for the new year?
Leave your answers below <3.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Be Successful!

HOLY COW 2013!

How are you starting out this amazing already?! 
My amazing cousin, "C" during our photo session yesterday. 

Let's face it, we all want to be successful in everything we do. But sometimes it's figuring out how to be successful is the hard part. So here are a few tips to get shit done ;)

1. Do the HARD things FIRST!

*When you tackle challenges head on, you'll be able to think clearly when doing so. If you sit there and think about it, and yet make no action, you'll keep putting it off because "it's too scary".

2. Take your own time seriously!

*If you're anything like me then you're probably doing something every second of every day. Take 15 minutes to stop, sit down and think every day. This allows you to clear your mind and plan things more clearly. 

3. Maximize your mornings!

*Don't sleep in everyday (once or twice is always aloud!) Get up early and exercise to get your body moving and motivated. Then have some breakfast and do something productive all before noon!

4. Keep your long term goal in sight!

*Keep track of your goal progress and make sure you're ALWAY working towards your goal.

5. Sweat the small stuff!

*Small successes are big successes too. Every small challenge is a building block to your bigger ones. Never cease a moment to celebrate. 

6. Facetime counts!

*One-on-one interaction is key! Do not just rely on email, facebook or twitter. Get out there and get active!



Because I've been following these simple steps my photography is already been lifted off the ground. With great deals, I have customers messaging me left and right for information! I'm taking this as a great sign. This only excites me for the future, when I expand the prices and amazing products I'll be able to give my customers. (INTERNAL SQUEAL)

Oh and another announcement! I'll be having a helper on some of my Vlogs! Courtney whom is residing on the West Coast, is going to bring us health and fitness aspects and tips! I'm very excited about this happening and how much our videos are going to expand because of it. 
coughcough- East Coast is better. ;D 

And don't worry, we'll have a new beauty post up for you guys tomorrow, so stay tuned for that.


*Let us know if you have any key tips to "be successful"! We'd love to hear what's helped you so we could possibly add it to our list! 

Monday, January 7, 2013

WELCOME 2013!!


So you know what that means? Time to completely start fresh, and to start doing things right. 
Here are a few resolutions for me this year:

01. Take more photographs and have more photo sessions.

I absolutely love photography, and achieving smiles on customers faces when they see the final product. I've been purchasing little props and things here and there to help enrich my photography, so I'm hoping it really takes off this year. 

02. Make more youtube videos.

Youtube videos is what makes the world go round! Kidding, but I mean really! I love making videos for you guys and youtubers to watch. Especially for beauty products and hauls. I might even make some for photography tips and such if you guys are interested in that.

Check out my latest video, toasting to the brand new year and sharing a few of my latest purchases:

03. Spend more time with Madalyn.

I love doing little things with my daughter. Even if it's just going for a walk or setting up a small photo shoot with her. She's a little ham and she  a d o r e s  getting her picture taken. Just doing more of these things this year will make me feel loads better about being a mother.

04. Don't sweat the small stuff.

I have major anxiety problems. Probably because I'm such a control freak. I want to loosen my reins and chill out a little bit in order to have more fun and be more fun for my daughter. Think I can manage it? I might need some of your guys help.

05. Don't slack on blogging.

Sometimes when life gets tough, I tend to stay away from my computer and blog. I don't want to do that this year. I want to be more open and stop keeping things locked so tightly inside. With that, I'll probably share more things on my twitter (@britthugs) rather than on here, but I'm sure a "Je m'en fous" blog entry will pop up every now and again ;D 

Welp, that's all I got so far. Shortly, just to be a better mother overall and take more and better pictures. What are some of your New Years Resolutions? I'd love to hear from you!

P.S. If you have any questions, please send them to me! I'd love to make an FAQ video.
P.S.S. I've been dying to open a PO Box, if I did...would you guys send me stuff? :D

Friday, January 4, 2013

Perks of being a Wallflower~

Not to brag or anything but, I'm pretty sure I have the most beautiful two year old in the world! (That's mommy talk right there) M is definitely a little ham! She poses and smiles (mostly cheesin') for almost all the pictures I take of her. She is definitely a little model in training, and my favorite one at that!

Just look at these gorgeous shots I took of her at the Liriodendron House:

It's the simplicity of the photography that makes it for me. 

The truth is, as photographers, we're "Wallflowers". We sit and observe, and manage to take great shots and distinct moments. And the perks of that is capturing a great image, and keeping it as a memory to look back on. Without this, we would forget how we looked and felt in the moment being captured.

I'll be posting a beauty post soon, along with a few new key products I have purchased. So keep on the lookout for that.

P.S. I linked my photography facebook on the top right hand side, if you'd PLEASE like it, it would mean so much to me.
P.S.S. Follow me everywhere, and I'll do the same for you. ;)