中文👇🏼 When food look this good no one can wait until they finish cheering, as soon as I stepped aside I grabbed a fried chicken wing and ran for a plate 💨💨
———————————— @chalawanboston 的 開幕式 真的應有竟有，泰式料理配紅/白酒，自助式的還那麼壯觀
This is my business partner. + one of my absolute best friends.
This is one of those humans who came into my life and I knew pretty quickly that she and i were gonna do something pretty rad together.
We built @mapleandmooncreative from an idea in our heads (and hearts...probably even more so our ❤️s) and we find gratitude on a daily basis for what this business and brand looks lIke, feels like and what it truly means to us. And it means A LOT to us.
I leave NH this week in the van and will be on the road for the next five months.
I continuously get asked what will happen with @mapleandmooncreative while I’m “gone” and I feel an IMMENSE amount of gratitude knowing that our business gets to continue thriving while I’m not 100% on the seacoast.
This human has held space for me and our business to continue thriving and growing while I lived on a bus, have moved four times and now while I continue living my vagabond lifestyle in my sprinter van all around the country. We just make it work.
It’s not a storefront. We don’t need to be at the space everyday. Honestly we don’t spend A TON of time there. Not because we don’t love it there but because we created the space so that it would continuously be rented out by other creatives. And that’s exactly what is happening, daily.
I can’t say thank you enough for this life I have chosen to live, moment by moment, one feeling after another.
The ups and downs, always and forever a ride worth living, and loving.
While I will be “leaving” the area for a bit it’s important to know that I will be back in March!! A. I have a week + to book shoots (hit me up if you’ve been wanting to get a shoot in!!!!) B. We have our spring PORTRAIT PARTY on Sunday March 15th!!!! Tickets went live today and we’ve already sold a handful! I/we would freaking love to see you there! Link in @mapleandmooncreative bio + mine as well!
Thank you @kkiely.photo for being on this stupidly fun and wildly creative journey with me!
happy wednesday to you! can you tell where the ocean begins and the sky ends? ya, me neither. talk about dreamy.
1 1215 January, 2020
HEY!!😆This is an exciting week for us as we are launched our online business program!
Guess what?! YOU have three opportunities to win 50% off the tuition!
So first, how are WE different and how is our program different?👩💻👩💻
Well, we don’t believe that there is a one size fits all for this industry.
With a combined 17 years in the industry we have tried many strategies and have many different tools in our toolboxes and our goal is to work with each photographer who comes into the program to figure out which tools work best for THEIR business.
While our program offers the benefits of a digital download course by providing you with hours or video content workbooks and templates - it also provides you with something extremely powerful...
The support of working 1:1 each of us individually and the accountability of working in a group.
We took the main struggles most people are struggling with, sales, pricing, marketing and planning and broke them down into several sub topics to cover a wide variety of issues.
We get to know YOU and YOUR business and help navigate the best solutions for YOU so that you can be a confident and creative business owner instead of overwhelmed and inconsistent.
You can go ahead and register starting today with the program - until Friday there is a 200$ “early bird” discount.
Something even more exciting!
We are giving 50% off the tuition fee to ONE lucky lady in the group.
There will be 3 weekly challenges with the first one starting today! Each week will have a winner.
Once we have the 3 winners from each week we will choose 1 at random to win the PRIZE of 50% off the program!
Don't MISS OUT ON EARLY BIRD PRICING.
You can still purchase your program this week to benefit from the early bird sale (ending Jan 17th) or in the next 48 hours for that added bonus call and if you win the challenge we will refund 50% of what you paid!
Click the link in our bio and head to our group to see all of the deets!!
I love reading fantasy and classic books on my days off. ⠀
When I read, I love getting cozy in my favorite chair with warm tea or cocoa, and get lost in the storyline! To me, reading is such an amazing way to forget life’s troubles and a way for me to unwind before bed. ⠀
I’m currently reading Watership Down. ⠀
Tell me: What do you read?
1 1015 January, 2020
That stage when they are more interactive but not on the move yet is a great time to capture because it doesn’t last long. Oh man, they change so fast! Let’s capture some memories of who they are RIGHT NOW. ❤️
Good morning 🌞 This image called, Niko’s Door, is from my Cousins series and was taken in 2017 and can be seen at @kristenjoyemack .
This work started because these are my people, my girls, my family. It’s grounded in the love I have for them. But an additional motivation arose over time, one that involves authentic representation. “ p. As they have matured, they have begun to understand that the lives of Black girls are not well documented, and agree that one added intention of this series is to bring forward that perspective. My hope is that when they look back on this work, they will see the beauty of their childhood together, and when they look for everyday representations of themselves in the world, they will find themselves here, in this work we made together, reflected with love.” #representationmatters#cousins#blackandwhitephotography#documentaryphotography#childhood#lightandshadowphotography#bostonphotographer#cambridgema
I’ve been taking a lot of time this week reflecting about last year and how amazing it was for this little business of mine. Would people be interested in seeing some LDP stats from last year?? Also thinking about putting together a best of 2019 blog post? Plus there’s a giveaway coming later this week so stay tuned!!
5 6615 January, 2020
steph. cancer moon ◽️ ◽️ ◽️
How do you process emotions?
I cry all the time. Probably too much. I'm crying right now you just can't see it.
There's power in vulnerability. There's power in knowing yourself deep enough to know what gets you and what doesn't.
I think it's important to let things touch you, deeper than you want them to.
Life is highs and lows. If you don't allow yourself to experience them or make yourself numb to them then you're not really living.
When I was 27, I came to the realization that the only way to actually grow and learn is to go through a really hard time. And that was a really bitchy realization. ◽️◽️◽
steph: capricorn sun, cancer moon, aquarius rising.
photographed during capricorn season (1/12/20)
You are, and have always been my dream...✨ I’m referring to them, obviously, because they are a dream couple to photograph. Can’t wait for June 2020, to capture this forever love! #ohsnap#ohlove#oh2020
2 4015 January, 2020
After five minutes of dope shooting so you OBVIOUSLY start feel in’ yourself!
The beginning of the year is a popular time to update your headshot - new year, new you!
1 413 January, 2020
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How about an introduction, winter-style? I’m Samantha. Yeah, you can call me Sam! When I’m not photographing the wildly in love or running @swoonbooth I’m out on the trails with my dog, Jasper, or trying to get him to dance with me in the kitchen. He never leaves my side and always keeps me smiling. He was actually right next to me just before this shot was taken but he decided he didn’t want to wait for me to throw his ball any longer so he pushed it down the stairs and took off after it.
After all these years as a New Englander I’m in still awe when the snow falls and excited to photograph the snow-capped evergreens. The beauty (plus chai lattes and lots of warm blankets) is what gets me through each winter.
I grew up on a lake and I still love to ice skate. Last winter my family and a few friends built a fire on the ice and we stayed out there skating for hours. That reminds me, there was also a snow tubing party with a big group of photographer friends that was pretty epic! We need to do that again, guys! Days like those make winter alright in my book.
I want to know what gets you through winter! Tell me in the comments below.