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Chloe is one of my all-time favorite brands. I am beyond honored to share this Mother’s day story in collaboration with Chloe, Who What Wear, and Margo and Me.

These fashion shots often come up 24 hours before the day they are due:) That’s the Fashion world! We have to come up with a concept fast, execute it fast, and turn it in fast. So we decided View full post »

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  • May 4, 2016 - 7:33 pm

    Thuy - Reading this made me realize how I can better explain to my photographer what shots I want. Product shots – I know about this one. I never thought to refer to story shots AS STORY SHOTS! And beauty shots? Are those shots that make the blogger pretty? Or…

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  • May 4, 2016 - 7:26 pm

    Jana Williams - Thank you so much love !
    What are you gifting your mom with this mothers day?

  • May 4, 2016 - 7:15 pm

    La Bijoux Bella - Simply so softly beautiful. Such a dreamy, captivating feel of the scenery in the photos. Gorgeous model and wonderful product equals absolute fabulous! :)

Hey yall! I love product photography and today I am sharing a few great tips to make your product shots look amazing ( press play for tutorial ) for pintrest, instagram, or your etsy business:)I would love for you to share any tips you have as well! Do you love product shots as much as I do?

Stay Inspired!

Jana

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  • May 4, 2016 - 7:41 pm

    Carla - Thanks for sharing so much with the world. I am truly inspired by your photos and all the free knowledge you share on YouTube. It has truly made me better at Instagram and taking photos for my blog. Thanks for always inspiring me.

  • May 4, 2016 - 7:31 pm

    Jana Williams - Rose,
    Thank you so much for writing me. Inspiring you means as much to me as photography. I guess because I doubted myself for so long before I got the courage to pick up a camera and live my dream. I feel like it’s part of my purpose to inspire others to do it too!

  • May 3, 2016 - 4:29 pm

    Rose - Jana, I just want you to know that you are amazing. You have inspired me so much that I bought a new dslr and tripod. I am going to see where God takes me on my photography journey. Thank you for all your great tips, your excitement, sharing your passion, and for pushing me out of my comfort zone. And you don’t even know me. God bless you! Rose

  • May 3, 2016 - 3:25 pm

    Thuy - It’s a lot easier to think of what props to use when you think of trying to make it lifestyle / believable / or “as if” someone is there like you said in your video.

    I find it hard to think of where to get these props though. I like also being told where I could possible find certain items. I think that’s an extra mile of helpful than just saying what kind of method to use. But good video nonetheless!

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Hey guys! Happy Fitness Friday! Today I am gonna tell you a little bit about what I have been going through and feeling the last say 10 days and how I am going to get back on track starting right this minute.  So this week I have had shoots everyday & been preparing for my wedding workshop and a bridal shower the day after the workshop wheww.

I have had the busiest 2 weeks while not feeling at my best SO I have made some poor choices food wise. For the first time in forever bought some wine to help chill me out. I told myself just today I will drink this wine then I will start over tomorrow. ( My old way of thinking) This lead to probably 3 days out of this 5 day work week I have eaten late, I have gone with foods that are not super high in nutrition but just quick, I have been skipping my healthy shots and snacking on chocolate covered blueberries. Well, I woke up today and realized something huge. I am not only an emotional eater I am an emotional wine drinker. I am not saying that I got drunk over anything like that I am just acknowledging the fact that I thought I NEEDED a glass of wine to chill out. I don’t like that because I am a strong, spiritual, deep woman in control of her life that doesn’t NEED anything to calm down. I just need to breathe and treat myself like a lady and remember everything I do comes from the heart and that will make me calm. So yet again it starts here, its starts today. No more reaching for a quick fix when I get stressed. My fix comes from the inside out and so does yours!

#1 Stop beating myself up.  The negative thinking and guilt over eating the chocolate or having that glass of wine or making that trip to whole foods are acting worse for me than the foods themselves. I have to accept that I have been tried lately and not been at my fullest potential but just as I would treat a good friend or s sister tell myself to let it go and get back on track. So In this moment, I forgive myself and am going to be easy on myself as I get over this cold and nourish my body with healing foods.

#2 Write down what I eat. I work really well with list. Having a food journal has always worked really well for me.

#3 Cook at home for at least a week. I find that If I stay clear of restaurants for a while I am much healthier and discipline with my meals. I pack my meals for wedding, shots, and I pack healthy snacks when I know I will be out for a while. If you eat at restaurants often you should try this for like 7 days I think you would see a huge difference in your taste buds and your overall feeling.

Thank you guys for letting me be so real and honest. We are all in the same boat. We are all so busy and sometimes we get weak and think that the piece of chocolate cake is going to make us feel so much better but the truth is it never does.

Remember we don’t workout to look good on the outside that is just a bonus we workout to feel good on the inside.

Stay Inspired y’all!

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