Body Love CLE: Bikini Edition (PLUS Brunch Edition Launch!)

When Debi first asked me to team up with her for the Body Love CLE event she was working on, I immediately said yes. To be honest, I wasn't fully certain what this was all about, but I knew if she was hosting, it was bound to be amazing. She had a vision to empower women to find confidence within their own skin at any given moment, and that was certainly a message I could get behind.

Fast forward a few breaths to the realization that I just said yes to not only photographing an event but also speaking at said event and, let's just say I had to work on my own inner confidence a bit. I actually put the fact that I would be speaking into the back of my mind for a while as I wasn't really sure what I would actually talk about. Alas, Debi being Debi, had full faith in me, and somehow her confidence in and of itself is pretty much what got me through. But I digress.

This event was, hands down, an absolute turning point for me on so many levels. I was forced to face my fear of public speaking, I was given the opportunity to document an event I was so incredibly proud of, and photograph one of the most epic groups of women I have ever met. I say this with the utmost sincerity, I could not imagine a better group of women to launch the Body Love CLE series with. 

Debi led, literally, the most empowering yoga class I have ever witnessed - and probably one of the hardest! There was sweat, there was laughter, there was dancing, and an overall lightness in the room. She killed it and I could not be any more proud of her than I was that day.

As if that wasn't enough, Laura Payne, of Lo Down Living, led a beautiful group discussion, followed by Athleta popping by with a whole rack of their latest swimwear for everyone to try - and let me tell you, these women rocked these bathing suites like nobody's business!

Anyway, this was a long intro to a long photo series, so thanks for sticking with me! 

We just launched the date for our SECOND event: Body Love CLE Brunch, which will be held at the Harness Cycles Lofts in Ohio City. There is limited space, so grab your spot today by clicking HERE!!!


Harness Cycle Lofts
2905 Detroit Ave
Cleveland, OH 44113

Date & Time
Sun, September 23, 2018
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM EDT


Hope to see you there!!!

Paperless Post

In the midst of planing my little one's first birthday, I've come across a new obsession. I had been searching and searching for the perfect invitation, and poof - out of nowhere, I am introduced to Paperless Post. Let me just say, I am completely obsessed and have had way too much fun playing around with the site. So much so that I almost forgot that I was supposed to be working on the party plans!

I love the idea of sending digital cards and invitations, but I never felt like they were quite personal enough. Once I started playing around on Paperless Post, I couldn't get over how many options there were, how many different ways you could customize it to fit your personal style, event, and details. Not to mention, the option to send personal notes to each recipient (even individually), the option to add a map for location, and registry's if you so choose to share. Seriously, the options are endless. 

Anyway, enough chatting about it, I figured I would share a little mock up from a recent shoot I did. Alice is also turning one soon, so she was the perfect little model for my sample birthday invitation!

I have shown a simple birthday invitation but you can also do save the dates,  weddings, birthday cards, baby showers, and holiday cards!

Anyway, I basically thought this digital way to send cards and invitations was the bee's knees and wanted to share it with you! If  printed cards stock is more your jam, have no fear, that is an option through Paperless Post as well!