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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. 


I am so excited to share with you 5 Spring Things for your Everyday! By no means am I a lifestyle or fashion blogger but I want to share some of my favorite things I am enjoying this Spring and probably will through Summer as well!

All things wardrobe …

Oh my goodness, friends! I just got this dress and I am obsessed! I immediately tried it on and was twirling in my room for a good five minutes! August Cloth is one of my newer online boutique loves! I have one other piece (the Gigi Tassel Dress) and can’t wait to get more! Crystal, the owner, is such a sweet, cheerful & beautiful soul sister and has a great sense of style! I can’t wait to get all dolled up and take some personal branding photos in it later this Spring!

Keeping it adventurous …

For this next one, I’m not sure you’d really call it a “thing” but I am currently planning a summer road trip and Outdoorsy has been so helpful! I’ve always dreamt of taking a cross-country road trip and I think 2021 is the year the dream will come true! I have a few weeks off this summer and I am ready to embark & try the #vanlife with my pup.

Staying healthy …

With it being a busy season for photographers, staying fueled is so important and I’ve come to LOVE these protein bars! Finding the perfect bar is tricky and my friend introduced me to these last Spring and really enjoy them plus they’re filling and really good for you (especially if you’re counting macros or just watching what you’re consuming!) My favorite flavors are fruity pebbles, peanut butter pie, & the birthday cake!

I’m a huge fan of staying active; whether that is being outside or at my tiny in-home gym it’s important to me! Over quarantine, I stumbled across a youtube channel you’ve got to check out – Rachel Gulotta Fitness! She has a variety of workouts and I have been doing them for over four months! Rachel and her husband are actually photographers out west which I found really cool & a coincidence! Check out their work here, Mango Street Labs.

And one photography thing …

My easy backdrop stand and seamless backdrop that I take to branding experiences! This is a great thing to have on hand when the location you’re working at doesn’t have a good solid backdrop or your client needs a standard headshot! The stand & paper are from Amazon making it a very convenient purchase if you’re needing something quick! For the seamless paper, I have the 53″ by 18′ and it’s perfect!

I used it for a branding shoot last month – see some images here! 🙂

That wraps up my 5 Spring Things for your everyday! Thanks for stopping by! xoxo


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