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Coming soon: @thewildmorning, a book about an often overlooked time of day. Telling stories of where people are in that exact moment of their lives. For me, it's "anticipation" as captured by @davepuente in baby's room. No hair styling, no makeup, no prep. Check out their IG feed now to see teasers of all the lovely stories.

"A lot of people feel like they're color blind and that's just not acknowledging the problems that are happening. That was a huge part of growing up - people were like 'Well, I don't see you as black.' People would call me Oreo or 'You're like a twist cone' and I was like 'Yea, totally' and went a long with it. And looking back at it I wish I would have done something about it. 'Stop touching my hair and I'm not an Oreo.' But I was 12 and wanted to fit in." - @awsteinman
#thewildmorning #mywildmorning #stronglikemama #allwomen

❤️ #Repost @thewildmorning with @repostapp
"There's no better way to feel more grounded than at home. When I go home - I don't know, it's like going to a different time. You can see stars anywhere you go and my food has at least a stick of butter in it. It's a comfort. It's an unconditional kindness. It's not a fake kindness, it's genuine. It's the kind of place where you don't stop and ask someone, "hey how are you doing" and keep walking. You have to prepare to the grocery store for long conversations and to catch up with people you haven't seen since high school." - @falenkdwb
#thewildmorning #mywildmorning #sundaymorning

#Repost @thewildmorning with @repostapp
"Where do I feel safe? I know it's silly but it's not about home. We don't really have a permanent home right now. When the three of us {Jason and Sophia} are together, I feel so calm and happy. Because we are always moving. So when we're together, that's my safe place." - @carlyaplin
#thewildmorning #mywildmorning #safeplace

Guys! @thewildmorning pre-sale is right now! Not only is it a scrumptious discount but it guarantees you'll get your book! See link in bio!

I'm literally turning off my store notifications because every 4 seconds someone is buying it.
Let this be a lesson (not that you need a lesson) to follow those weird ideas you have. Even if they force you through doors of people you don't know at 3am. Even when people pretend they are listening to you about your book, even when NOBODY gets it. Those are often signs that you are doing something right. I love you. Seriously. Thank you for the support:) #thewildmorning #moments #mornings #vsco #portrait

A 7am photo shoot? Sure. Because @davepuente has such passion for his project @thewildmorning #thewildmorning

If you're not already following the beautiful story of @thewildmorning, illustrated through the lens of my good friend @davepuente and the written words of the wicked talented @brittanychaffee, do so now.
As a woman and as a mother, I feel social media sets us up to fail ourselves because we have this superficial view of how everything should be and how everything should look. I am often guilty of this. But this book, and photography, on its raw and unfiltered pages makes it ok for us to see and recognize that behind every social facade is a vulnerable but strong woman, a perfectly imperfect family and a messy kitchen, too. #thewildmorning #mywildmorning

"When you get to that place where you feel it's not about you anymore, that's a really real thing. For me it's like, seeing outside of myself and not wanting gains from something or approval. Feeling odd by something - being in nature. But it's a tough place to get to in your head." - @maemae_co
#thewildmorning #mywildmorning #thewildmorning #morning


A day does not go by without Wild Morning on our minds. The slow walks downstairs with coffee, high buns, and soft tees. The soft talking, slow waking of children, and breakfast inquiries. This project touches our soul and steeps within us every day. We've been sipping our coffee a little slower lately but can promise exciting things soon. - Dave and Brittany

A wonderful morning book drop by a Minnesota Book Fairy 💚 @wynnecatherine ....and a quick little book drop of @thewildmorning in the most perfect coffeeshop corner, @botanycoffee ☕️For those of you who are not yet familiar with The Wild Morning, by Brittany Chaffee, get acquainted! It is an extraordinary compilation of imagery and poetry, highlighting some really strong women, and all for a purpose ♡ Leave magic in your wake and spread love, wonderful humans. #thewildmorning #brittanychaffee #botanycoffee #makeamericareadagain #booksandcoffee #bookstagram #coffeeshop #bibliophile #poetry #bookworm #coffeelover #booklover #minnesota #photography #books

Received a beautiful burned necklace from the Wild Morning bunch inspired by The Burn poem. Thank you for this reminder I can carry with me always. Burn. #authorlife #burn #poetry #thewildmorning #branded @thewildmorning

• August 2016•
woven with smallness and milk-smiles
linens and velvet-soft skin

so it's almost been a year and looking back at Ash's baby fur and squish has me all kinds of sniffly
📸: @annaclairgenuine

• Therefore, since God in his mercy has given us this new way, we never give up. We reject all shameful deeds and underhanded methods. We don’t try to trick anyone or distort the word of God. We tell the truth before God, and all who are honest know this. • If the Good News we preach is hidden behind a veil, it is hidden only from people who are perishing. Satan, who is the god of this world, has blinded the minds of those who don’t believe. They are unable to see the glorious light of the Good News. They don’t understand this message about the glory of Christ, who is the exact likeness of God. • You see, we don’t go around preaching about ourselves. We preach that Jesus Christ is Lord, and we ourselves are your servants for Jesus’ sake. For God, who said, “Let there be light in the darkness,” has made this light shine in our hearts so we could know the glory of God that is seen in the face of Jesus Christ. • We now have this light shining in our hearts, but we ourselves are like fragile clay jars containing this great treasure. This makes it clear that our great power is from God, not from ourselves. • We are pressed on every side by troubles, but we are not crushed. We are perplexed, but not driven to despair. We are hunted down, but never abandoned by God. • We get knocked down, but we are not destroyed. Through suffering, our bodies continue to share in the death of Jesus so that the life of Jesus may also be seen in our bodies.
• 2nd Corinthians 4:1-10

"Terrible twos are not a thing. Terrible threes though? Everyone pays their penance somewhere. {pauses} Are you scrubbing your foot? You want them taking a picture scrubbing your foot? Now your toothbrush is going to taste like toes." - @aurorawhittet
#wildmorning #mywildmorning #thewildmorning #morninglight #morningroutine #morningmotivation #vscocam

// e l e v e n m o n t h s //
I think we slept while you turned into a little boy. You can stand by yourself. You have 5 teeth, a wicked little sense of humor, neverending energy and love for anything music or dancing. You're big into saying "no" or "bop" when I correct you sooo we're gonna need to work on that (and eating regular food). I love that you love to cuddle, giggle, explore, and visit people at coffeeshops with me. Let's freeze time for a little while

Marathon baby feeding = I'm still working on the coffee I made at 7:30am

Founded by photographer Dave Puente and writer Brittany Chaffee over two coffees and a notebook - Dave was intrigued by the vulnerability of the early hour and Brittany had felt urgent to tell the true story of women. In one hour, a battered notebook page started The Wild Morning.


"I'm not perfect, I have a lot of flaws. One of them I have, people would say is probably a good thing about me - I always put everyone else on top. That's what I've worked on all my life. It's also the culture I come from, everything is about the group...the team...not about me. It's in my blood. I can't get it out. Sometimes though, you just have to do things for yourself. It's a struggle for me to just do that." - @lalitazapata

Look who showed up this morning! Love sitting down with friend/photographer/creative entrepreneur @davepuente for a fun little inspiration session! Time to create!
#artistatwork #gocreate #bigideas #artistsoninstagram #inspired #inspiration #minneapolisartist #minneapolisartists #artstudio #meetthemakers #thewildmorning #funmeeting

On my desk this morning: creative plans, new jewelry designs, coffee and.... drumroll! A copy of the @thewildmorning by my dear friend @davepuente and @brittanychaffee! Yes!!! 👌👏👏
#thewildmorning #photography #poems #create #vshop #artistsoninstagram #inspired

We are grateful to be chosen as one of the few businesses in Minnesota to retail this amazing book done by a super talented local writer and photographer @thewildmorning 🙏 Proceeds benefit @faithslodge

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