In my line of work, I meet some of the most badass women - women who don’t censor themselves in their personal or professional lives and I have to say, it’s pretty damn refreshing. Today I want you to meet Lisa.Read More
To all of you beautiful women, my clients, who have trusted me over the years,
I can’t even begin to tell you how much it means to me your trust in me -- knowing that I will hold a sacred space for you to let you shine and transform. And what a beautiful thing it is to watch and witness when I see you who up and ready to shine, ready to own your beauty, your body, your gorgeous self.
I love it when you see yourself as a woman who is sensual and light and you create a magic along the way. I feel like my job is only to hold that lantern or in this case, capture that beautiful energy of you on camera as you deep down, know how to do the rest.Read More
Not long ago I was engaging in negative self talk, giving in to my saboteur and generally feeling crappy about myself. It took years, a journey out of a toxic relationship and so much more to come into my own, to shine my light in the world without feeling bad about it. Without putting myself down or finding flaws in literally everything I did. But with a little (OK, a LOT of) grace and compassion, I embraced me.
The real me. The Rupa who has some major mojo. I forgot who she was for so damn long!Read More
You might be wondering, “What the hell is that Blog title all about Rupa!?”
Every time I do an amazing client photo shoot, I expand. In so many ways that you all know I talk about. Usually it is deep and meaningful. And, don’t get me wrong, the session I had with Lisa was all that and so much more, because lately, the expansion has also super light and fun!
I guess that makes sense since I am working on ‘pleasure’ quite a bit right now in my life. From just enjoying the blue sky and fluffy clouds to the bumble bee that comes and says hello, to dancing it out to Joan Jett in the kitchen while I make Bella’s food for the day!Read More
I found a video as I was cleaning out tons of stuff and it made me smile! It was so weird seeing myself laugh and smile and be happy after so long of not! The night we shot it, I cried because I hadn’t seen myself in that space for so very long and I couldn’t believe that it was actually me!
And today, just a few months later, the two words that came to mind as I watched it again, this time with a smile on my face, were: sexy and fierce.
I won’t lie. Sexy had always felt like something or someone I had to be for another person. I think this was my wiring growing up. And then as I started owning who I was and started loving myself more fiercely, like true self compassion and finding voice without apology, this new way of being felt super sexy.Read More
Last weekend, I was told to go find pleasure to add to my day…
So I did just that. I put the top down, grabbed a coffee, and decided I’d enjoy a drive with the wind in my hair and the sun on my shoulders and the music turned all the way up!
And as I headed out on my ‘Destination Nowhere’ day out, little did I know that there actually was a destination up ahead (but more on that in a bit.), but what I did promise myself in that moment is that I would do it in a way so it all felt downstream.Read More
When a badass coach comes into your studio and leaves with deep self awareness and feeling beautiful - I was pretty much screaming with excitement inside because that is the real magic that I strive for each time I do a photo shoot with my clients!!
The best part of working with Krista was creating space for her to let go of her "constant thinking brain" and that was the WiN!! We talked about it during the session because I am seeing that these brilliant women who are always in “go mode” have a hard time stopping and getting into their bodies.Read More
Last Spring when I headed up to Asheville, I shared all of the fun stuff that happened behind the scenes. We did have a blast but what you all may not know is that before the magic happened, there was a bit of a storm that didn't seem to end until the night before the sessions started.
Between my little Bella having a seizure to the weather deciding it would be frigid beyond belief (it truly felt like it was -20!) to my makeup artist getting so sick she had to cancel two days before … I honestly felt broken. It was rough but, at the same time, I always feel like it is a bit of a test from the Universe for me on strength and resiliency! And I want to say that I think I’ve been passing each time!Read More
When I spoke to her weeks ago, she said, "I only want to work with YOU and I cannot wait to do it!" And then she promptly booked and made plans to travel to Atlanta for her photo shoot. Judy Martin Brinkman -- I was so honored to capture your laughter and joy -- you are amazing!!
And what fun we had together! I was sure I'd get smacked down after the dancing and the zhoozhing and so much more! BUT here is what happens when we do all that -- MAGIC!!
I am learning that helping women get OUT of their bodies through movement and laughter, actually allows them to FEEL into their bodies and the shine comes through!!Read More
Ya’all, I went to COWGIRL CAMP recently! It brought back all the awesome memories of my younger days when I used to go set up a tent, make fires and get back to nature in a deep and reconnective way.
This time was no different really even though it was done many, many years later! It was a total badass advenutre! One that I am so grateful I decided to go on for myself!
I drove to Kentucky last week to spend the weekend at Cowgirl Camp at Little Wing Hollow. It was started by Anessa Arehart as her dream has been to connect women organically and to create experiences during the weekend which will do the same. We had everything from a Birding class to Crystals class to live music each evening under the sunset and stars.Read More