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Second shot for the first time in a while for @tessschilkephotography . She second shot for me a couple times last year right when she started shooting more weddings. Now she's going all in, and I couldn't be more excited to see her business expand. ✨ #communityovercompetition

I want a Sunday kind of love 🎵❤️

Not exactly an in home session but we made ourselves at home quite nicely. ✨ Dylan and Dustin cashed in their free Mini Session today and I shot in a brand new location. ❤️🤤

Jacqui & Tom 💕

Can I just be bold, go out on a limb, and say something that most people will not necessarily agree with? Community over Commpetion is draining. Trust me I am all for community rather than competition. I seriously love being able to connect with like minded creatives and bond over our love for people! There is seriously nothing better than having a creative friend who gets everything you are going through. The good and bad.

As much as I love community and hate competition, having the mindset that you have to be friends and include every photographer in your life is plain exhausting. Sometimes I find myself putting others (creatives and photographers) before my business simply because I hate using the word no. No is such a tough word for me. And the word yes has honestly gotten the best of me this year. —

There are people that you aren’t going to gel with, aren’t going to get along with, and aren’t going to be friends with, and THATS OK! You and I both need to remember that business comes first before feelings. Trust me, I am a people pleaser and hate feeling like I have let someone down, or hurt feelings, but I have had to remind myself countless times that I need to protect my business before I make friends. Sure having friends in the same business is an added bonus. —

Throughout your journey as an entrepreneur you will find out who your true friends are. They will be the ones cheering for you, encouraging you, and supporting you. Find your true friends and hold onto them dearly! Never let anyone walk all over you because you hate the word no, or don’t want to stand up for yourself. In the long run it will only hurt you and your business. Please stop feeling like you have to be in community with every single person in this world. You don’t have to be in completion with them, but you also don’t have to be in community with them either. You and I both know that there are people who we don’t get along with. I’m not saying you should be degrading or unsupportive to those people, but you should never feel like you have to be super close friends with those people either. —

What are your thoughts? I would love to have an open respectful discussion! xx

✨First dance magic ✨
I honestly don’t remember what Kayla & Austin we’re laughing at, but I’m pretty sure it had to do with their mischievous bridal party 😜 #nativelightphotos
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Song of Solomon 7:10
I am my beloved's and his desire is for me. .
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"I believe His desire for you and me can be best described as a furious longing...I hope you begin to pray that passage. When you take those words personally, I mean very personally, a number of beautiful things come to pass:
1️⃣the drumbeats of doom in your head will be replaced by a song in your heart, which could lead to a twinkle in your eye. 2️⃣you will not be dependent on the company of others to ease your loneliness, for He is Emmanuel-God with us. 3️⃣The praise of others will not send your spirit soaring, nor will their criticism plunge you into the pit. Their rejection may make you sick, but it will not be sickness unto death. 4️⃣In a significant interior development, you will move from I should pray to I must pray. 5️⃣You will live with an awareness that the Father not only loves you but likes you. 6️⃣You will stop comparing yourself with others. In a same way, you will not trumpet your own importance, boast about your victories in the vineyard, or feel superior to anyone. 7️⃣You will read Zephaniah 3:17-1-7 and see God dancing for joy because of you. 8️⃣Off and on throughout the day, you will just know that you are being seen by Jesus with a gaze of infinite tenderness." .
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[Excerpt from The furious longing of God by Brennan Manning]

Her name is Alyssa too and she freakin ROCKS it

gimme that sunday kind of love💛

Some bridal inspo for your Monday morning! ✨

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These two are the best of friends! They giggled the whole way through their engagement session & it was precious. It makes my job easy when couples love to love on each other. 💗 October 27th, hurry up!

These two beautiful souls said “I do” in what was one of the most stunning ceremonies I’ve captured. From the sentiment to the intentionality of every detail, emotions filled the clearing in the pines. Adventurous souls who spent months exploring Asia and living in tiny homes and out of sail boats, before the sun completely dipped behind the towering tree line I had to grab a photo of them in front of their dad’s VW bus.

Is it weird that we are under a tornado warning right now & all I can think of is it 'feels like my Oklahoma roots’
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Also, wishing I had a super cool + cute couple to go with me outside and do some rain photos right about now... what can I say, I love the rain ☔️
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