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To Be, or Not to Be

To be, or not to be PODCAST EPISODE There are certain things in life you fall in love with immediately and for all time. William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet, or The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark is one of those things. I read Hamlet with a mind spinning and a heart being pulled in every direction. Who doesn’t love a brooding intellectual hottie caught up … Continue reading To Be, or Not to Be

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Try New Things: Fashion Photography

Hey everyone, welcome back! As promised, I’m here this week sharing my experience with fashion and portrait photography. I don’t profess to know everything. I don’t even profess to know half of everything. So why am I writing this post? Because every new endeavor is an accumulation of hundreds of tiny little successes and failures, and in the time I’ve been doing this, I’ve learned … Continue reading Try New Things: Fashion Photography

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My Journey Back to Fitness, Again.

It’s that time of year again. More specifically, Saturday. September. Witness months of mulling over whether I’ll ride my bike, go for a jog, or lift a weight. Every night I say tomorrow morning and every tomorrow morning I say tonight. Ad nauseam. The result? I’m still feeling good and sexy in my body, but I’m sliding downhill faster than a speeding bullet. Okay, the … Continue reading My Journey Back to Fitness, Again.

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Why Self-Portraiture + How to

“Success is counted sweetest by those who ne’er succeed.” A couple of years ago, I created an Instagram page purely for fashion and self-portraiture. I didn’t tell a single soul about it because I was just starting out, unsure of myself, and embarrassed to ask people to check out my pictures. I’ve grown a lot since then. For me, taking self-portraits has been an awesome … Continue reading Why Self-Portraiture + How to

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Don’t Tell Me I’m Pretty

The other day, while scrolling through Facebook, I saw a picture that a family member posted of her daughter relaxing in the passenger seat of a car, smiling at the camera. The caption read that her daughter was now officially a sophomore in high school. “Where does the time go,” her mother declared. I decided to quickly browse the comments before adding my own, and … Continue reading Don’t Tell Me I’m Pretty