Journal



Self Care for Creative Entrepreneurs

With the holidays approaching, it feels fitting to address a topic I know my fellow creative entrepreneurs often struggle with: self care. We love our art and our businesses *so* much that it often doesn't feel like work, but I want to make a case for taking time to step back and care for our bodies and minds as a way to actually strengthen our work. Here are five ways to take better care of yourself and the benefit it can have on your business and life. I hope these tips are helpful. I am here rooting for you. - Kate   1. Caring for your mind & body through exercise. We all know self care is not always a fun activity like a relaxing...

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Feature // Quiet Newborn Session with Nikki Daskalakis

I am so thrilled to see when our styling products are used in new ways, but especially so when I received this heartwarming newborn gallery by Nikki Daskalakis of Shotgunning for Love. Proud Dad Rudney Novaes shares his heart, and it is impossible not to feel the love in this beautiful growing family. From Rudney & Gary, "We are celebrating a long awaited dream of welcoming Matteo to our family. Believe it or not, this wholesome bundle of goodness has simplified our lives. Our priorities have shifted and our professions, social lives, and other activities have taken a back seat. The reason for this is we want to be present and model the values we want our son to exemplify as he matures...

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Ink & Press Co

Today's feature needs no introduction as I have had the pleasure of sharing Mikyla's artful pieces from her company Ink & Press Co. from the very beginning when we first launched.  My favorite thing about her suites is how easy they are to style, with just the right amount of contrast flowing through each element. So I am thrilled to share a peek into her background & process. Tell us about your background and how you got into calligraphy. Over the years my life has encompassed many forms of artistry. I trained as a classical ballerina for over 18 years and studied art history, photography, and painting while at university. My dream was to work in Arts Administration supporting local galleries or with...

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Defining a distinct voice with Fine Art Photographer Kenzie Victory

As a lover of all things artful and minimal, I was immediately drawn to the work of Kenzie Victory. She has developed a recognizable aesthetic, and I am pleased to have her share her journey in wedding photography, especially how she stays true to her voice without concerning herself with industry norms that don't support her vision. Tell us about your career as a wedding photographer and what made you follow this path? I always knew I was drawn to photography but didn't realize it until later. I would stalk the magazine aisle in the grocery store while my mom was shopping so that I could look at all the ads for big fashion houses. I knew there was something about it...

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Calligraphy + Film Photography with Shotgunning for Love

Nikki of Shotgunning for Love has a great range of talents. While she has been a successful calligrapher for years, she recently also taught herself film photography. Not only does she photograph her own work beautifully, but she also recently organized, styled, and photographed a brand shoot for a talented cake artist that blew me away. I am excited for her to share how she picked up film photography and her approach to photographing brand shoots.   Tell us about your background and starting Shotgunning for Love. I started Shotgunning for Love during a time that I needed quiet, mindful, imperfect moments to myself. For me, calligraphy is about patience and focus. After a major life event, my husband and I eloped. I joked...

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