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Finding Strength

We are all strong in our own ways. There are plenty of ways that I am sure I come off as weak. For one, I’m scared of the dark. Yesterday I cried while reading a greeting card in the market, and then again when I passed the dead fish. So, perhaps, in some areas, I’m […]

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Finding Inspiration & Motivation in the Face of Adversity

This week I received an email from a most beautiful soul, asking if I would write about the topic of how to find inspiration when life is getting you down. I’m extremely empathetic and I take on others pain and joy very easily, and after reading her email, I cried for her. And if I […]

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8 Thoughts That Motivate Me to Chase Success

1. Redefine Success. Do not allow the meaning of success to be reduced to money, fame or possessions. Do not allow the magnitude that is success to be diminished by believing it is only for a select few. Do not allow success to slip through your fingers because you believe you are not deserving. Redefine […]

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Into the Earth

I went out shooting at such a beautiful location. I have been inspired lately by two things: creating something out of nothing with little to no budget, and working in nature. I often go back to themes that I have for my photography: nature, surrealism…and see how I can experiment with those themes. Theme can […]

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Capture Inspiration Photo Retreat: Chicago

I had two experiences this summer that inspired me to host a photo retreat. The first was teaching on creativeLIVE where I got to spend 3 days with the students in the class, morning til night (often until midnight shooting in our hotel rooms). The next experience was filming my new Framed show The Concept […]

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Success & Insecurity

So often success comes with insecurity. You have a dream, you work hard to achieve it, and then when you have reached your goal, you sink. “Now what?”, you’ll think to yourself. “How can I stay on top?”. It can be difficult to work at something for so long, or for so hard (or likely […]

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All You Need is a Little Faith, Trust, and Pixie Dust

How many times have you found yourself reaching for a big goal, climbing the ladder upwards, only to look up and see that the ladder has grown, shot through the clouds, no end in sight? I find this happening from time to time; I go after a dream, I start climbing the ladder that I […]

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My New Home, Part One

I don’t like to over-share when it comes to my personal life…my relationship, my home…these things help my heart beat. I am a homebody through and though. I love being with my husband above all else, he is my best friend. I love being home more than I enjoy the thrill of an airplane ride […]

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Photoshop World 2013 Keynote Recap

Almost 2 months ago I received a rather unbelievable email in my inbox. It was from Adobe. It mentioned Photoshop World. I was instantly excited because I have wanted to teach there for the last year but never quite reached out to the right person and it wasn’t happening. I had not let my hopes […]

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Then and Now: How We Grow

Someone asked me the other day how I think I’ve grown in the last couple of years. I started thinking long and hard about that question and how I would answer it. I think it says a lot about a person not just to understand who they are now, but about how they have changed. […]

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