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Vanessa Chavez  Photographer + Travel Blogger I help bloggers create content 📸 📍Based in Dallas, TX 🌎 Travel + Lifestyle Journal 👇🏼 📩 info@theretropenguin.com

“Frustration is not an interruption of your process; frustration is the process. The fun part (the part where it doesn’t feel like work at all) is when you’re actually creating something wonderful, and everything’s going great, and everyone loves it, and you’re flying high. But such instants are rare. You don’t just get to leap from bright moment to bright moment. How you manage yourself between those bright moments, when things aren’t going so great, is a measure of how devoted you are to your vocation, and how equipped you are for the weird demands of creative living. Holding yourself together through all the phases of creation is where the real work lies.” Big Magic - Elizabeth Gilbert // Been thinking a lot about these weird, funny creative lives that so many of us on here lead and how incredible but frustrating it can be. Sometimes I have to remind myself that the late nights and moments of feeling like your work is shit are all a part of the process. It’s not an easy career choice, but it’s one I would make again and again. PS pick yourself up a copy of this book because it’s one of the best things I’ve read in a long time 🖤 #bigmagic @elizabeth_gilbert_writer

Because how can you not have bagels on your last morning in NYC 😝🙌🏼 // #NYFW it’s been real 👋🏼 #bagellife

Relevant 👆🏼// Was so happy that New York is experiencing some fall weather that I went out and bought a denim jacket...so this is shaping up to be a pretty good Saturday 🤓🙌🏼 #happysaturday #nyfw

This guy stared at me for a while because it took me about 5 minutes to get this photo 📸🙈 // Day 2 of #NYFW is done and now it’s time for wine 🍷🙌🏼 #nycstreets

New York you give me all the feels and all the blisters ☠️✨// walked through soho today and what felt like all of manhattan 🙈 #nyfw

Heading to my favorite city today ✈️🤓 #nycskyline #nyfw

The volcano rock shrimp at @stirrdallas 😍🔥// currently getting edits done and thinking about all the delicious things I want to eat in New York next week 🤔 Love being there for NYFW but also love to eat 🤷🏼‍♀️🙃 #foodilysm #seafooddiet

My idea of magic hour🥂✨// it’s Monday but tbh I’m just happy I can drink wine again 🙈😂 #happymonday

📸GIVEAWAY CLOSED📸 Decided to do a fun little giveaway to close out the summer and say thanks to all of you for following along! I’ve kept it really simple - all you have to do is make sure you’re following me and write a comment below stating why you’d like to win. That’s it! The winner will be announced Saturday August 25th. .
✨WHAT YOU’LL WIN✨
- 1 hour photo session
- 1 hour consulting session
- Custom Lightroom Preset
- Custom Mobile Preset

If you live in the Dallas or New York area, we can actually meet to shoot/consult in person! If not, we’ll consult over the phone and you’ll receive photo edits in lieu of an in-person photoshoot.

Tag a friend who you think would like my page for a bonus entry!

No purchase is necessary to enter or win. By entering you confirm you are 18+ years of age. This giveaway is in no way sponsored, endorsed, administered by, or associated with Instagram.

Currently on day 1,386,247 without wine and just can’t stop thinking about all the delicious sweet goodness I had in Italy ☠️🍷#winelifechoseme

After a short hiatus because I’ve been sick, I’m so happy to say I’m finally on the road to recovery 🙌🏼 These last three weeks really took it out of me. I had to put a hold on work and everyday life things and I realized I have to take so much better care of my body ☠️ Anyway, life is getting back to normal now and I’m low key glad summer is ending. I’m also super grateful for all my sweet friends who reached out and for @apinchofpepe who has put up with me while I’ve been grumpy AF 😬😘 #couldntbemorereadyforfall

Love this beautiful building facade from Queretaro 😍🙌🏼 // Currently packing and avoiding going outside because it was 110 degrees here in Dallas today 🙅🏼‍♀️#itscolderinhell

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