These two make me smile SO big.
How crazy is it that an app can connect you to the sweetest humans - people I wouldn’t have met otherwise. Sometimes it can feel hard and confusing to navigate this app. It’s so easy for it to take over and occupy a somewhat negative space in my mind. But it’s moments like this, when I’m hanging out with the cutest and sweetest couple, that make me realize just how amazing this little app is.
If anyone wants a new friend for life, send me a message and we can hang & shoot and talk about alllll the things. Let’s make some magic!
This is probably an overdue introduction, but sometimes us introverts need a little time to put ourselves out there.
I'm Katie, the narrator for our family farm. I'm a dreamer, a learner, an over-thinker, and a must do-er.
In my previous life, I was a personal trainer, a nutrition coach, a rehab specialist, and a medical researcher. In my current life, I am a mother of two boys with a baby on the way, a grant writer, a hobby photographer, and a flower farmer. Don't ask me how I got here- what's important is that I'm happy and thankful to be where I am and I know I’m here for a reason. Sometimes part of the journey is learning where you don’t quite belong.
I love everything flowers and gardening, but my goals reach far beyond growing flowers. Alongside the flowers, I want to grow a gardening community that revolves around the interaction of nature with health, bringing people back to their roots of relying on nature to nourish their minds and bodies. I’m hoping that in the coming years, our farm can help our family, and others, be healthier through time spent together interacting with nature, disconnecting, and finding comfort in being in a garden.
Starting the flower farm has pushed the boundaries far beyond my comfort zone. I've never shared so much on social media, and it's hard to put my thoughts out in public. I haven't just learned how to grow pretty flowers, I've learned how to grow a small business, how to build a website, a little about marketing, and a lot about how to balance working at home with kids, feeling like I'm working all and no hours at once. It's been a constant push and pull, feeling so much joy for all I've accomplished and so much guilt for what I haven't, but I’m thrilled with where we are going into the upcoming season.
Whether you're local or not, I'd love to hear your thoughts about what a local flower farm looks like. Is it all about the flowers, or do our roots go deeper?
With an abundance of travel questions coming in; the answer is- I LOVE TO TRAVEL!✨ So please don’t hesitate to reach out if you’d like some unforgettable memories like this one captured! Time goes fast and they are only little for so long, don’t miss out on these precious times!💕
This Sunday is ✨SELF CARE SUNDAY✨ instructed by @carbonellphotog at @lakeaffectstudios 🙏🏻 Link in bio to tickets. Half of our proceeds will be going to the Australia Fire Relief Fund!
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Little kids are always so excited to attend a wedding! It’s an excuse to dance like crazy, eat a lot of good food, and run around wildly with your friends...wait a second...I think that’s what I do at weddings too 🤔
I created a mobile preset! The dreamy greens🌿😍 And it’s absolutely free for you to use. Curate your Instagram to earthy perfection. Link in my bio to claim. Let me know what you think of it because I thought of making a whole set for the future. (More examples of before/after shots in my highlights)
I don't know about you, but I'm so happy and proud to say this community we've built together is such an awesome, supportive, and judge free zone. It's my favorite thing to be able to inspire others, see love on a daily basis, and create a safe place where you can just be… YOU, and I can be... ME! 🤗😍 I'm truly grateful to have such a following that allows me to put all those things into the world and show off such beauty, inspiration, and love in the things I do. ❤️❤️❤️ 📷
Thought I’d continue the sporadic color of green goin’ on in my feed, since it’s winter and not so vibrant at the moment. Although, the pine trees always kick ass year round 🌲 When I was having my logo designed by @autumnlane.paperie, I couldn’t stop thinking about how the green/turquoise tones rule my vibe. First off, the creators of my logo DID NOT disappoint (peep my profile image to see), second off, I feel that I constantly search for green tones no matter what (work, personal, play). However, my yoga studio @yoga_element is a completely different look, warm colors all the way 🤣 BUT if you step into my house, you’ll locate a variety of greens & turquoise tones throughout my decor, and even within my wedding colors. I feel a strong sense of peace, boldness, creativity, energy, and radiance when I surround myself with this color variety. I knew all along that I wanted my brand to encompass all of these emotions and so much more. So, THIS is why I am posting this freaking fantastic background for some detail shots with @jessbonamase’s wedding dress⚡️
Some rainbow 🌈 clouds in Ohio from last winter. Last year, Chris and I braved the cold one winter morning and saw these amazing iridescent clouds. I had honestly forgotten about it because the sunrise was also so beautiful that same morning. These nacreous clouds are very rare, especially in areas like Cleveland, OH. •
“FOCUS ON YOURSELF” IS PROBABLY THE BEST ADVICE I’VE RECEIVED. I’M TAKING A NICE BREAK THIS WEEK BECAUSE IM ACTUALLY LISTENING TO MY BODY. ALSO THATS A FOCUS RING ON THE LENS. I LOVE AUTO FOCUS BUT NOT IN VIDEO, SO I MANUALLY FOCUS.
This venue is as silent before the party as my office is at 5:03pm on a Monday...that is to say...quite.
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Frost of all ❄️, I kinda like snow 🤗. White else ⛄️ would I sit here? 🤓
I thought I’d hate the snow 🌨 in Cleveland 🚗, but it’s not so bad 🥀 as long as I’m not driving in it 😄
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TODAY IS THE DAYYYYYYYYY! ✨✨✨
I am so so so excited to announce that @earthcoco_ and I have teamed up to start shooting weddings—as a TEAM! Courtney is an INCREDIBLE wedding photographer who has created her own BA business and after lots of talks and dreaming together, she and I decided why not add her on to the Grace J Photo TEAM! I can’t believe I’m even typing that!!! -
I met Courtney when I was searching for a photographer to take our own family photos. Her work immediately stood out, but also her personality!! This girl has so much ENERGY and PASSION for her clients, friends, and family. Her art work is so so so beautiful and I can’t even express how freakin PUMPED I am to have her join my team first! She has SO much experience shooting weddings among so many other things. She is bringing straight FIRE to Grace J Photo 🔥
Got any questions on this?? Comment below! I can’t wait to hear from y’all!!! ✨
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🕊 God made you. And He will carry you. 🙏 I don’t know who needed to hear this today, but it was on my heart to share. 💐 If you have a prayer request, simply place a ❤️ (any 💞💘💗💔🤍💝❣️) & our team will take the time to pray for you.