Are you up for a little bit of ‘Tennessee Whiskey’?

Are you up for a little bit of ‘Tennessee Whiskey’?

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!

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Making an Impact

Making an Impact

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.

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The storm behind the magic.

The storm behind the magic.

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!

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I want more.

I want more.

Travel is lighting me up each time I do it. And I want more.

I’ve enjoyed myself for the past few weeks and feel like I am just now coming off the Boston high. It was a lot of fun! I had set an intention a few years ago that I wanted to be able to go on a trip at least once a year with my kids and treat them to a few days and have a blast. And, I accomplished that this year!

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Dancing and zhoozhing her way to magic.

Dancing and zhoozhing her way to magic.

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!!

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Showing Up for Yourself

Showing Up for Yourself

I am letting you in on one of my secret pleasures – a bit of hip-hop and ‘70s music – totally dance-worthy and self-care worthy! The songs take me to a place where I don’t have to think for a while! Having fun, dancing, and singing out loud when no one is watching helps you shed the vulnerability in real life. It allows you to be yourself without apologizing for any of your quirks. AND it is just plain FUN!

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Celebrating My Mom's Legacy

Celebrating My Mom's Legacy

I love telling this story because on the days that I’m exhausted and think about all the work it takes to be an entrepreneur and a strong woman, I look to her and see my role model.

The woman who after her second stroke, who had lost her speech, but not her spirit, who pushed me out the door when I didn’t think I could do this thing anymore and said in her limited ability, “GO!!! To your meeting. Go!”

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New Studio Vibes.

New Studio Vibes.

Got keys. Making new dreams happen. Terri-cited AF.

YA’ALL!!! I’M IN!! The new studio is ON and I’ve already done a session there and two more coming up this week! Here is a little sneak peek into the new space and some behind-the-scenes fun and craziness from the weekend we moved …with a few rain drenched selfies cause, of course, storms and tornadoes were in the forecast on the day of the move! Totally my life, so I just went with it!

I will tell you what though, this growth is bringing on some super emotional moments and days ... from working out of a tiny bedroom studio to a space gifted to me by an awesome rescue to the Goat Farm where I’ve had the most amazing memories and now to a gorgeous loft with a kitchen, bathroom and our own Reveal room, the memories have been flooding in!

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This is why I come from New York . . . to work with you!

This is why I come from New York . . . to work with you!

The next thing I hear is Karmen running towards me and yelling “OH MY GAWDDDD!!!! THIS is why I come from New York to work with you!!! YOU are the ONLY one who can get me out of my skin, dancing, being silly and allow me to SHOW UP as I am!! I wouldn’t do this for anyone else … just for YOU Rupa!!”

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