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Britt Chudleigh 

We celebrated a soon to be bride and my upcoming 40th birthday at Café Terigo in Park City last night and it couldn’t have been lovelier. The air was a bit cooler (we even had a brief spot of rain), the food was amazing and the service was tops. They even treated us to dessert (which was heavenly). Thank you to @cafeterigo and good friends. Such a perfect evening. ✨

Today is the Leo solar eclipse and I’m feeling its power in a big way. I feel especially connected to this eclipse because two major events in my life are in Leo....my 20th anniversary and my 40th birthday. It seems like a time of marking, respecting, appreciating, reflecting and moving forward with all I’ve learned to this point embracing and helping me make the best choices I can to be my best self. My friend, astrology guru and magical woman has advised that today we “go out and greet the sun. Talk to it. Watch and listen to nature’s messages...”. There is a request from the universe at this Leo eclipse “that our hearts not forget their commitment to the truth of our depths”. See the @cosmomuse post today for more golden nuggets. .
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I’m experiencing such a sense of clarity with some things that have been on my mind and feel so calm and confident in purpose. As per usual, some adjustments will need to be made and I’m already making them along with the guiding help of the world, people and powers around me. Again, I’ve been here for days now, I’m feeling such gratitude. Thank you.....to pretty much everyone and everything in some way. My heart is so full. 🌞🧡💛🌞🧡💛🌞

I’ve been having the most magical weekend with my @peterchudleigh celebrating our 20th anniversary. There is no way I can sum up what this man means to me and my heart after 25 years together so I won’t go there. But I will say that this time at @montagedeervalley has been absolute perfection. Having a weekend in this beautiful setting (the mountains I’ve lived in since childhood) with such hospitality and care has shrouded us in a gorgeous love bubble and amplified all the appreciation we have for each other. So grateful. So happy.

We’re taking about Finding Your Artistic Voice during today’s Coffee Talk. As Peter was thumbing through a Ralph Lauren book this morning, one of our favorite estate sale finds, my love of his work was reignited and hit me in a new way. Most truly inspiring people find ways to zing me over and over again throughout the years. I’ve been taking with young photographer @jordynjoy.photography this week about developing her voice and RL is such a shining example of a pure, honest, inspired voice. Join me as we discuss why I find the man and the brand to be so powerful and how to find our own power as artists and humans. ✨
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Today @ 11:00 am MST

We spent our last day in Laguna at 1,000 Steps Beach. Such a dreamy morning. In an effort to avoid the weekend crowds we arrived early. The fog still hung in the air and we almost had the beach to ourselves. I lay on my back for a long while, floating in the water, rising and falling with the waves. Water is so healing for me. I feel at home in its embrace. My kids seem to feel the same way. I think we all savored this last day. The morning was so surreal in its quiet and peaceful stillness. That stillness gave way to chaos and so much laughing when we all tried time after time to body surf the steep and wild waves that arrived. Getting trashed together forms bonds, you know. Why is it so damn funny to watch someone’s feet fly over their head as they get Maytagged? It’s making me laugh as I type this. All in all, it was pretty much a perfect day and I feel so happy. 😊

Even while on vacation, I’ve learned to maintain my rhythms. At least a faint outline of them. Slowly I have been digesting the concept over the years that life is life is life is life. My actions will always have consequences, whether I’m at home, on vacation, in the midst of a tragedy or celebrating something wonderful. Those aren’t exceptions to normalcy. They ARE normalcy and consequences apply. I don’t mean the somewhat negative version of that word but simply it’s true meaning....”a result or effect of an action or condition”. My actions matter, no matter what is going on.
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So if I feel entitled to say all bets are off when I’m vacationing, grieving, rejoicing, creating or under deadline, that’s my choice.....but I’ll come out of it feeling heavy, spinning and out of sorts, detached from who I am and want to be. For years, the slightest hint of what I previously processed as exceptions to normalcy would have me out of my routines or focus in no time flat, flopping around where life flung me, reverting to habits that no longer served me. I finally realized that my ideal state of living was only occurring in little slivers of “normal” life, when nothing else was going on. So basically, never. .
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This morning, as I sat with quiet readers and sleepers, enjoying a gentle breeze, sipping a tea and going over my mantras, I felt balanced and grateful. The mantras were each written, one at a time as needed, to address an area of my life that requires my positivity, love and focus. They have slowly replaced my need to strong arm and regulate my way through areas of growth and learning. They gently remind me every morning of what I’m working on, who I want to be and how I’m getting there, without deadlines, ultimatums and harshness. They help me grow with compassion, patience and understanding. .
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Sometimes I miss setting some lofty goal, feeding off the electric promise of success for a spell and seeing results so quickly. But I don’t miss the inevitable burn out and my harsh judgements upon myself when I can’t sustain that artificial growth. My growth has become slow (which can be underwhelming) but it’s honest growth that sticks...even on vacation. ✨

A last minute opportunity (thank you @danchudleigh & @miachudleigh ) brought me, my kids, sister in law and her kids to Laguna Beach for the week. The humidity and slightly cooler temperatures are heaven to me. So is this uninterrupted time with family in such a magical place. ✨

I’m talking about color theory, lens selection, toning photos and preparing images for social media on tomorrow’s Coffee Talk. Catch me live at 11:00 am MST or view in my story for 24 hrs. 🎨
Photo styled by @saucyandkitsch

Sometimes it amazes me......the little presents our earth prepares for us, all ready for consumption just as they are. They are my favorites kinds of treats on a picnic. Makes me feel so grateful and connected to this gorgeous planet we call home. .
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Incidentally, these are also just the sorts of things we’ll have on our evening picnic at my Fall Fashion Workshop in the mountains of Park City. I’m so excited to watch the sun set together over simple treasures and homemade treats.....and perhaps a little bubbly. Utah has so many local delights that I can wait to share with you!
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See the link in my profile FALL FASHION WORKSHOP for more info and booking. ✨

This woman, in the midst of growth and change, asked me to help her communicate the process visually. Both for her new brand (she’s a fellow photographer) but I also suspect, for herself. It’s important to mark these moments. To somehow make them count. To seal them. As those who chose to move into uncomfortable spaces open their minds and hearts to new perspectives and routes to happiness, I hope we can all benefit from their bravery as they become another example on which to train our eyes...forward rather than defaulting to the comfort of looking back. Challenging the status quo when our hearts pull us elsewhere can be liberating and exciting but it’s scary too. All the spaces in between that you didn’t expect to be difficult or beautiful.....all the moments of breaking down that build new strength....all the times you don’t know what you’re doing or where you’re going.......they matter. They mattered and matter to me. I hope they matter to you, all you brave warriors, leading your quiet armies and waging your private wars. There is beauty and light on the other side and sometimes sprinkled like stardust when you’re in the trenches, thinking no one can see you. Thank you Lindsey for allowing me to be part of your journey. Let us all continue our own, perhaps a touch more emboldened.

Ok guys. Here it is. The moment you’ve been waiting for! I know, I know, you haven’t been eating or sleeping. It’s ok. Me neither.
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The Fall Fashion Workshop is finally live! Scroll through for dates and details. You can book through my website (link in profile). And TODAY ONLY there is a special early bird price. Available until midnight.
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Alllssso, @acmecameraco is one of our workshop contributors 🙏🏻 and they have a GIVEAWAY. Yay!!! If you want to be entered in the drawing follow the instructions below. .
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* Mention three friends, in separate comments below. * Post something about the workshop on your feed, tagging @brittchudleigh and @acmecameraco . And that’s it! You’re in! .
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I talked a bit about the workshop on today’s Coffee Talk Live Session (which will be in my story for 24 hrs). To round out those thoughts I’d like to express my gratitude for all the support I’ve received in this new venture. My heart is so happy. I have grand plans for these babies. On the horizon I see all the places I’d like to take you, all the experiences we will share and all the beauty we will create. But for my first, I wanted to start right at home, with something I know inside and out, taking you to my favorite spots and sharing things that feel ever so natural. But I have so much more to share and travel will definitely be part of that. And please do let me know what you’re dying to learn and experience. I listen. There are so many to plan! The opportunities and limitless. .
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Merci my loves. Happy booking!💕

I finally made some time to develop and scan all of the film I shot while guest teaching portraiture in Italy at the @marte_marie_forsberg Food & Photography Workshop. .
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I’ve added a new gallery on my website for them.....and a new gallery for my own workshop which is launching tomorrow (but you’ll have to wait until after my Coffee Talk Live Session tomorrow at 11:00 am MST before that one will be available). .
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I shot exclusively with my @leica_camera M4-P and @hasselblad 6x6 when I wasn’t teaching, learning or just enjoying this wonderful group of people. It was fun and creatively fulfilling to come at these beautiful scenes with a bit of a different aesthetic than I would were I making images for a client. I love them and the process so much.

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