Flourish // April 2017

The Branding Experience



I'm a NC based brand photographer (but I love to travel for work+fun). Joanna Gaines is my spirit animal, and in another life (maybe this one) I'd probably move to Waco, TX!

I'm always down to try a new local coffee shop (even better if they have lavender latte), and working on mastering the perfect at home brew recipe. 


Hi y’all! So this post is about being brave, taking adventures, & just enjoying life at this exact moment. We get so caught up in our everyday routines that sometimes we forget to stop and just do something for ourselves. We can’t F L O U R I S H if we don’t spread our wings and explore. We are rooted in Him, though he wants us to take courage and really explore unknown waters.

Sunday, my friend Tyler asked me if I wanted to take some photos of her and of course I said sure! Though, I wanted her to take me where she had envisioned. A large open field. A photographers dream. And a sunset, yes please! So when we get there, the field had an electric fence all around. Boo! But we didn’t let that bring us down! So we drove down to a driveway and saw a car pulling in…what did we do? We followed the car and put on our B R A V E R Y coat and asked him if we could use his land for some photos. Well, after a long conversation about how he thought it was a bit creepy, he caved and let us in his hay field. It was SO worth it!

“Like wildflowers, you have to allow yourself in all the places people thought you never would.” – E.V


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