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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Celebrate Yourself!

Celebrate Yourself!

Nic shared with me later her deep story growing up around her body and how she felt like she had to hide away certain parts of her because they weren’t “acceptable” and so she never really learned to love those parts of herself.

She also shared with me that for the first time, in a very long time, she felt SEEN.

That made my heart heavy and light all at once. For that seems to be a consistent theme lately for many women I work with during a photo session. They have disappeared somewhere along the way. Life has taken over and their true selves have been hidden. And so it is so amazing and beautiful when I hear a woman say this because I can see it in her eyes and her body — it SHOWS and it is the biggest gift of all — for both of us.

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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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Ya' ready? Here I go again...

Ya' ready? Here I go again...

What a busy week it has been! I just had my very last photo shoot at my Goat Farm studio and it was bittersweet. I’m going to miss this place! We’ve had some seriously magical and transformative moments throughout the years here. Six years this October I took the risk to get that studio — cleaned it up, had an open house, and got a few renters so I could sustain if needed and I did it!

And so here I go again — in more than one way! I have recently gotten a new studio (next week I’ll take ya’all through some behind the scenes moments with the move … a little scary with new changes but FUN!) because the Goat Farm is going to go under redevelopment and we can’t be there after the fall AND I am making regular trips to Asheville as you guys have noticed!

I know, I know, I might as well just move to Asheville already! And MANY of you actually texted and called me to tell me that last time I got back in March! Evidently, I always say, and have been saying for the past 5 or 6 years now every time I return, “I so want to live in Asheville — maybe one day I will.”

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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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Big Magic Outside the Studio

Big Magic Outside the Studio

So much fun. So much joy. But Let’s get to the heart of it shall we? The deeper, personal side of this story … it allowed me to see from the “outside in” and there were big epiphanies.

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Owning Her Own Light | Janet

Owning Her Own Light | Janet

Meet my dear friend and badass musician and entrepreneur, Janet Feld.

It was such an honor to photograph her when we were in Asheville recently. This woman who I have watched over the years, grow into the confident and successful business woman that I now know is inspiring and kind and a lot of fun!

I first met Janet through our business coaching circle, Uplevel You. She was one of the first women who responded to me when I posted on the private FB page to see if any women wanted to join me for dinner the first night of our business retreat. Mind you, I did not know a SOUL and was just jumping in for some crazy, amazing reason!

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While the cat's away...

While the cat's away...

Hey everyone! Caitlin, here. Rupa’s trusty assistant and right hand girl (behind the scenes!). See what I do here.

With Rupa busy in Asheville all week, I figured I would take over this week’s blog post. She’s driving back to Atlanta but every. single. time she goes to Asheville, she says it’s on the “possibly move to” list, so we’ll see how long it is until she doesn’t head back to Atlanta. I’m in Massachusetts so it all sounds good to me at this point!

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Empowered. Bold. Inspired.

Empowered. Bold. Inspired.

I met Darshana in 2017 as I was searching for peace and so desperately trying to get my intuition back! I know that sounds weird, but there so many parts of me that just thought I had “lost it” somwhere in the abyss that was my life at that point in time.

After my first session with her (I referred to her as a f’n wizard of magic!!) where she used deep Reiki and energy healing techniques with me, I honestly felt like I had resurfaced. I started manifesting my intentions and my body was feeling in alignment again for the first time in ages!

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