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The Joyful 52 Project

I’ve been wanting to share more about myself, Matt and our life behind the camera. To you, my title may only be a photographer, but I’m so much more than that. I’m an entrepreneur, artist, writer, DIY-er, house-flipper, cook, espresso master, gardener, puppy mom, wife and adventure seeker. To just name a few πŸ™‚ This idea to share more than just client photos has been sitting on my to-do list for a while, but just how to go about it was the question. It wasn’t until I stumbled upon #TheJoyful52Project the other night that I knew I was just waiting for the right inspiration.

Created by a local Pennsylvania photographer, Joy Huber, The Joyful 52 Project is a year long journey of sharing personal inspiration, growth, everyday joys and even struggles. Every week either myself, Matt or the both of us will share something that you wouldn’t necessarily know otherwise by reading the “About Us” page or swiping through photos on Instagram. We feel above all that relationships and connections are most important. How can you make such a personal decision to hire us for your wedding or capture the birth of your first child without really knowing who we are? Well, let me start filling you in… πŸ™‚

OK, so I know I missed week 1 BUT never too late to get started, we’ll just glaze over that minor detail. Stampington & Company is a publisher that has a handful of creative magazines that I’m basically obsessed with. More like little books, these magazines vary in topic, but the ones that have my eye are:

  • Where Women Create
  • Where Women Create Business
  • Where Women Cook
  • Artful Blogging

Each magazine highlights many different artists, crafters, home-cooks, bloggers, writers, photographers, basically any woman (sometimes men) who is creatively minded. Most are some type of entrepreneurs, but not all, many stumbled upon their craft and developed their business by hand, sweat and determination. My mom originally found these gems a few years ago, the Artful Blogging magazine was actually a happy accident. This is where I read The Joyful 52 Project article.

Gus is the perfect reading buddy…or leg warmer

These magazines are SO inspirational to me as a photographer, entrepreneur and creative woman. After a day of bopping around, I love to snuggle up and pour through each page. Some articles I don’t connect with, but many I do. Hearing similar struggles, fears, achievements and success is a comfort that reminds me that I’m not alone in my pursuit of a creative and entrepreneur life. The women in these magazines are truly amazing, grounded and lead simple but unique lives. So go, get yourself a copy if this at all strikes a cord. Or just let me know, I have about 20 you could shuffle through!

Ellie likes to “read” them too!

One of my favorites spots, the large armchair in my office with pups by my side πŸ™‚

Happy Thursday!




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