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By March 27, 2020 No Comments

Meet Erika! She’s this little bubbly, sweetest bad ass girl I know!!

Initially, I’ve had the pleasure of meeting her in person thru the wedding industry where she’s an event coordinator at one of the local Indiana, PA Wedding Venues.  I remember she was just so upbeat and “refreshing” the first time we said hello. If you’ve never worked in the wedding industry then you may not know how demanding it can be- especially ON an actual wedding day. It takes a certain kind of personality to survive -that is for sure! haha! I remember thinking, oh my gosh, she’s so friendly and contagious!

When she’s not kicking butt at her job, she’s kicking her own butt! I’ve been cheering for her from the sidelines of her Instagram stories for quite some time! She’s on this personal fitness journey towards the best version of herself and she’s unknowingly inspiring lots of people along the way! She is exactly the type of person I wanted to represent in my personal branding portfolio.

We shot these in my Blairsville, PA Photography Studio splitting the session up for some traditional head shots, fitness photos and even a few “glam” shots just so we could celebrate her 30’s!

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Here’s what she had to say about the shoot:

 

“Ladies & gentlemen: I’ve said it before, & I’ll say it again- if you have ever even contemplated having professional pictures taken to document your #youth #health #beauty #strength or anything else you want to celebrate- DO IT!
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Having this experience in front of the camera for the first time since my wedding was such an eye opener for me, I can’t even tell you!
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These pictures well forever remind me of the beauty of my life in my 30s-
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How weeks before these were taken, I found out I was finally pregnant with child #3.
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How I went back and forth about cancelling the session bc I went crazy on all the snacks and candy I could get my hands on & already felt the early pregnancy bloat.
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How I rushed to the mall with literally 8 minutes until close the night before (while nearing a crazy quarantine that I never even imagined living through) bc my original outfit was so unflattering & I had no pants that fit me.
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How I finally told my amazing photographer that I was secretly pregnant, not feeling my best, but trusted for her to make me feel like a beauty queen regardless.
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Stepping out of all of those comfort zones & showing up with a smile on my face was the best decision ever.
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Not only did she teach me so much about her daily skill as a photographer, but she taught me how to be FEMININE.
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Maybe you don’t know me that well- let me assure you, feminine has NEVER been a description I would use for myself. Ever. But Jen did it with ease and brought a new light to how I look at myself.
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Something that every single human deserves.
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It’s easy to get wrapped up in all of your insecurities, or pick yourself apart while comparing to others ESPECIALLY when you’ve been on a health & weightloss journey. It’s also just as easy to look at someone else & easily see their beauty & see them as flawless.. it’s crazy how it works!
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But THIS- this made me see that beauty & those flawless features in MYSELF, & that’s something I’ll be forever grateful for.
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Self love guys- it’s really fking important. In every single human it’s important, & if this is what it takes to make you love your image- go do it!” -Erika

personal branding photography indiana pa photographers

personal branding photography indiana pa photographers

personal branding photography indiana pa photographers

personal branding photography indiana pa photographers

personal branding photography indiana pa photographers

personal branding photography indiana pa photographers

 

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