Monday, April 24, 2017

I Cut My Hair!?

 You guys. I literally can't believe I did this. In what world would I ever cut my hair? I have seriously been trying to grow my hair out since 7th grade. No joke. I have the thinnest, finest hair out of anyone I have ever met. If it looks thick in photos... trust me it's a lie! ha ha ha ha. I have tried everything from every type of shampoo, hair extensions (if you ever have questions about fine hair and hair extensions totally ask me because I have done it all man), different layers to try to make my hair look thick. Buuuut NOTHING. But my heart has always longed for long, beautiful mermaid hair! My mom and sister have been telling me to cut my hair short for years, but I've always been in complete denial and horrified that if I ever cut it, that it wouldn't ever grow back! 

But... I DID IT! :) I gave up on the long hair, pain in the butt dream and accepted my new destiny in the short hair club! And let me tell you... I LOVE IT!!! Oh my GOSH why didn't I do this years ago?! It's fun, light, extension-free and surprisingly way easier to maintain and do! I'm seriously kicking myself for not having the guts to do this earlier! I feel like a totally new person! It's amazing how a new haircut can make you feel like a million bucks! Especially with something you've felt so self-conscious about for so long! So I'm embracing my thin, fine hair and this fun new do and I'm really happy about it! Yay for doing scary things!! ha ha ha! 



Sunday, March 5, 2017

Some Amazing News and Changing Times!!

Oh hey! It's been a while but I'm still here and blogging! :) The last little while has seriously been insane. So many life changes are happening and it's really overwhelming but awesome at the same time. The biggest thing that has happened is that Tyler got his dream job working for Goldman Sachs in downtown SLC!! Words can't even begin to describe how proud I am of him. I AM SO RIDICULOUSLY PROUD! He wanted this SO badly and worked his butt of to get there. The interview process was intense and Tyler went above and beyond to make sure that he made the right connections with people and knocked the interviews out of the PARK. They fly him out for an orientation in NEW YORK CITY in July (really jealous) and then he begins work downtown in August. He is seriously on cloud nine and he never stops talking about it! He totally deserves it to. He's the kind of guy who doesn't stop at something until he has given it his all. And even though I probably won't seem him very much because he'll be working like a crazy person, it's all good because I am so happy for him and thankful for this job in our lives! 

 Which brings me to my next big thing, WE ARE MOVING!! So long Provo!! Adios! We are moving up North! Until we find a place to live we will be staying with my parents in the basement. Gotta love these crazy transitions right?! But anyways, things have been great!! I was published in this years issue of Utah Valley Bride Magazine! One of my weddings is featured inside as well as a gorgeous Ad I designed and I'm just a little bit obsessed with! I attended a photo conference down here in Provo called "Photo Native" which was a total blast! I went to classes that inspired me and met some of the most wonderful fellow photographers! They are seriously the most beautiful and fun group of ladies! I'm glad I met them and partied with them at the disco-themed party ha ha ha! It's always fun to make connections in the wedding industry here in Utah! I love it!! 

And then for Valentine's day Tyler and I went to the Paris Bistro in sugar house. It was literally the most romantic, fanciest, yummiest, authentic thing probably ever. It was straight out of a movie! I first discovered that restaurant after eating there during a night with some photographers and Heather Nan (one of my faves) for Photo Native and I couldn't shut up about it so Tyler planned out an entire night there for Valentine's and totally surprised me! It was amazing! Well that's it for now! Things are about to get pretty crazy up in here! The future is looking so bright and life is good!

 (That's BEN SASSO folks. Seriously he is the coolest photographer! Love his work!)

 I did a styled shoot with Rachel Solomon who flew in for the conference from out of town. The shoot was seriously SO breathtaking! I can't wait to post my photos from it

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Happy New Year!!

I absolutely LOVE New Years! I love the idea of starting off a new year fresh, like a clean slate! I love the hope and determination it brings to be better and to do new things! It's really motivating to me! I've always set new years resolutions but this year I decided to do something different than I have in the past. I've decided to dedicated this entire year to becoming a better me. I know that might sound silly, but in making that decision I have found so much peace with myself and motivation to really change some things in my life to become an all around better and happier person! 

 I have divided it up into 4 different sections: Physical, Spiritual, Business and Mental. With sub-categories and goals in each section to help myself grow! For example, under Physical I have Eat better (cook more and eat out less) and work out at least 4 times a week. Under spiritual I have daily prayer and scripture study as well as more temple attendance. Under Business I have answer emails and texts promptly, shoot XX amount of weddings, and some other goals I'm really excited about. And then under Mental I have don't say "yes" to everything, don't compare myself to others, and be more positive. There are some more goals under each of those but each one is really geared to becoming a better and happier me. 

For the past 3 or so years I have found myself on an emotional rollercoaster on so many different levels. Mental highs and serious lows that just aren't healthy and bring unnecessary sadness, worry and stress. Tyler can totally attest to this but I am seriously a control freak. I have this constant need to have control over every situation and everything that happens in my life. Well starting with these goals I have decided to let certain things go and the difference I have seen already in myself is amazing. 

So far in just focusing on myself and the goals I've set for myself I've already lost 10 pounds, feel so much more confident, have stayed on schedule with my business tasks and feel so much more happy and together mentally! This next year is going to be bringing some huge changes in my life and Tyler's life and that's why there's no better time than the present to make sure that I can be the best I can be in all areas of my life! And let go of stress and worry that isn't going to benefit myself or my future family in the long run! I already feel so free and positive about this next year! So yay for 2017!! :) 

Here are some photos from Christmas Break that I forgot to upload!! We went on a road trip to St. George and Vegas, had fun at a Jazz game, another one of our best friends had their baby boy, celebrated my brother's 17th birthday, and made some gingerbread cookies and watched some old classic Christmas movies!