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Happy Friday from this carb-loving, bagel-searching, Broadway-wannabe, cello-playing photographer who's ready for this weekend and all it has to bring me! (Aka: a very full schedule!). #kdowlerphotography #fridayintroductions #nyc πŸ“· @awhippleintime PS. All about our trip to NYC will be on the blog next week! 😍

It's Friday. I'm supposed to be excited, aren't I? That's what everyone else's little squares say. But Instagram world, I'm about to get honest. Because today? I'm discouraged. I'm down (it feels like for the count). I don't feel like I'm getting anywhere or like my dreams are all coming true. I feel like I'm stuck. I do what I'm "supposed" to every day and yet I'm just not seeing the payoff. What am I doing wrong? I love my business, being a photographer and my clients with all my heart and yet I'm stalling. I love mommas and babies and sweethearts in love. How do I move forward? πŸ˜” Someone send help. Or yummy cupcakes and pretty flowers. πŸ’ I know that the day will end and tomorrow will feel better. But right now, I'm sad. I'm discouraged. I'm worried I'm not enough- not good enough, not strong enough to make everything I want what I want. Is it because I want too much? πŸ˜– So. That's my real talk for the day. I'm off to re-evaluate my to-do list and try to turn this negative energy into something positive because it's all I can do, right? πŸ’• #kdowlerphotography #risingtidesociety #babybossladies #realisbetterthanperfect #realtalk

It's been one of those weeks where I really just need to be back in the salt air. #kdowlerphotography #outerbanks #nagshead #babyworldtravelerkd

Guys, this is what running a business looks like in my house. It's not stylized or perfect or organized but it's mine. ❀️

(Image picked by my almost 3 year old niece) ❀️ 2016 has been a lot like this little guy- sweet, sometimes sour, full of energy and life and happiness. I'm so excited to be ringing in 2017 with this little guy and his big sister (the one who helped pick out this picture). Family is so important. While I'm missing my family tonight, I'm so happy to be with the other side of our family and celebrate with Ryan for the fourth year! I can't wait to see what 2017 will bring us! #kdowlerphotography

Trying to think happier thoughts as I work on taxes. πŸ˜– My least favorite part of the year! #kdowlerphotography #babyworldtravelerkd #royalcaribbean

Happy Fri-yay to all of you out there! I thought I'd take a minute to introduce myself for my new followers--I'm so glad you've found me!! πŸ’• My name's Kristina and I'm a wedding, maternity and portrait photographer based out of NOVA. I love my job every single day and am hoping it'll become a full-time one before too long! I'm always looking to collaborate and help out my fellow creatives. Beyond being a photographer, I'm a new wife (6.27.15), a fur mama to two cats, in a house hunt (yay for a future home office!!), an amateur cook and baker, avid reader and puzzle do-er and Disney lover (obviously based on the picture from our honeymoon!). I love traveling (a blog post will be on the new website before too long about that!) and have such a bad travel bug, it's awful (but I'm the best way). That's me in a nutshell! Questions? Ask! πŸ’• Interested in working together? Message me! Tell me about who you are!! 😍 I can't wait to meet you! #fridayintroductions #kdowlerphotography #disneyland #californiaadventure

This absolutely stunning #momma is on the blog today for our #MorningsWithMoms series! {link in profile} @mrschurch1019 - you are so beautiful and SUCH a fantastic mother, I hope to one day be half of the woman you are! πŸ’™ #kdowlerphotography #kdowlermommas #kdowlerfamilies

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Beyond being a photographer, I work as a virtual assistant for other small business owners - a journey I started almost a year ago! On the blog today I'm talking about what a VA does, why a business owner might want one and how folks have found me! Click the link in bio to find out more! PC @amandahedgepethobx β €
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I am SO excited to share our big news! Our greatest adventure to date, parenthood, starts January 2018! Ryan and I are so excited to be welcoming our little nugget into our lives! We already so filled with love for this baby!! I am so glad it's not a secret anymore!!!! πŸ’•πŸ‘ΆπŸ»πŸ’™ ...β €
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Guys, sometimes being a business owner and someone who also tends to lean towards more "perfectionist" standards can be hard. Where are my other Type A business owners? πŸ™ŒπŸ» I've been working for months on a new website that I want to really show off who I am and who my business is. And I think it's just about done. And yet I am terrified to show you. What if I share it the wrong way? What if it still isn't quite me? What if I forgot to fix a font or didn't pick the perfect images? It makes me crazy, self-conscious and anxious. I can't and don't want to feel that way!β €
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I have to remind myself that my business, my choices, my style, my systems are all fluid. That there is a time to share my hard work, be excited and still want to improve. It's hard to remember I don't have to be perfect for this to work: I just have to be ME. β €
If you're struggling with sharing something you're working on or worried you're in a rut, remember that things will change and it's okay to not feel perfect. What can I help cheer you on for? What project can I help you celebrate? Tell me! I want to hear what you're ready to share! πŸŽ‰ β € ...β €
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This sweet grandma and her grand babies are on the blog today! I just love summer family sessions and this one is definitely a new favorite! πŸ’•β˜€οΈβ € ...β €
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Most days, I dream about moving here- where the salt air fills my soul, where the waves crashing makes my heart feel calmer. Days like today make me dream even harder (and yes, I know it rains there too - but there's something much more beautiful about it on the sand). πŸ’™ β € ...β €
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Think about your own life. What are you saying β€œyes” to and what are you saying β€œno” to? Should you be saying β€œno” to more? Are the things you’re saying β€œyes” to helping your business, your family, your marriage? Or are they making you work harder than you should be, running you ragged and making your quality of life low? Those are the commitments we have to stop making – personally and professionally. There is NOTHING wrong with realizing someone, something or somewhere isn’t a good fit for us. And there is definitely nothing wrong with reminding ourselves to say β€œno” to those things that aren’t good fits for us.β €
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Today's blog is all about your best YES and why you have to find it! This guy right here is my reason for making sure I get better about only saying yes to the right things for me, him, our family, and my business! β €
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Last week on the blog, I shared about why Blandy Experimental Farm is one of my favorite locations to shoot at with my Winchester, Woodstock and Edinburg based clients! Check out the link in bio to find out why! 😍 β € ...β €
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Happy Monday! I don't know about you but my to-do list is a mile long!! I've been trying really hard to give myself downtime over the weekend because even business owners deserve a little breather. Good luck tackling your projects today! Which are you most excited about? Tell me below! I'd love to cheer you on! πŸŽ‰ ...β €
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Does anyone else out there watch The Ranch on Netflix?! Ever since the episode where Heather makes apple pie, I've been dying for some. I even went so far as to get the ingredients this weekend. Still haven't made it because #notime but maybe tonight I will? (Picture from thanksgiving!) 🍏 Ryan and I finished the most recent season of the Ranch and are working our way through Blacklist. What're some recommendations for the next show once that's done?! .. . . . . .#netflix #theranch #blacklist #applepie #kdowlerphotography #staffordphotographer #williamsburgphotographer #newportnewsphotographer #fredericksburgVAphotographer #NOVAphotographer #virginiaphotographer #marylandphotographer #ohiophotographer #frederickphotographer #babybossladies #buildingbossladies #risingtidesociety #creativeentrepreneur #northernvaphotographer #portraitphotographer #familyphotographer #maternityphotographer #newbornphotographer

Happy birthday to my best friend, my cheerleader, my favorite person in the world. We've been through so much together and I wouldn't have it any other way, girl! Happy birthday! πŸ’™β € ...β €
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I can't believe school's almost out for the summer! Other spouses of teachers surely understand. Although ryan will be teaching summer school and taking some classes, I know things will be much more relaxed in our house for a bit! Even though I love helping to grade papers, it'll be nice to have a break! πŸ˜‚ Any big summer plans anyone?? β € ...β €
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Thank goodness it's Friday! I feel like this week has been crazy and I know my Instagram posting has been slacking. So... whoops. I promise to be back on my game next week. I don't know what it was about this week that felt so crazy! Ready for a few days of relaxing (around a 5K and 3 performances, of course!). πŸ˜‚ Happy Friday! #kdowlerphotography #tgif #risingtidesociety #fridayintroductions #friday #vaweddingphotographer

"Honestly, being able to take this kind of feedback and do something positive with it takes courage, strength and hard work. It requires you to believe in yourself and to make sure you’re not letting anyone else in your life have the power over you to change your dreams."β €
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I really wish I was going away this long weekend coming up! Things have been crazy at our house and I feel like lately I'm just spinning my wheels and holding on tight! I feel like I'm questioning everything and worried about making the wrong steps. Anyone else feel that way? πŸ‘‹πŸ» I know this season of transition will pass and things will calm. And please know I love EVERYTHING I do - but this girl could use some R&R! Until then, tackling the to-do list it is! #kdowlerphotography #getitdone #noexcuses #reallife ... . . . . .
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