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Hi! I'm Hope Ann! I'm wedding photographer based in North Carolina & I love long romantic walks to the taco truck, & ohhh yeaaahhh...I'm obsessed with sweet tea. 

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Don’t be afraid to be different. Be afraid of being the same as everyone else. I found this quote on one of my favorite photographer’s Facebook page(shoutout to Jasmine Star!), and it just jumped right out at me. I’ve been having those days of not feeling good enough, in my work, or in anything. There are […]

Don’t Be Afraid To Be Different.

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As I am sitting here right now, my mind is wandering with a 1,000 thoughts. I’m reading a book entitled, “The Heart of Leadership” by Mark Miller, and it’s teaching me how to build leadership character. I feel my heart being pulled in the servant leadership direction, in everything I do, I want to be […]

Being A Servant Leader || Life

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You’re in the middle of a crowd, you feel overwhelmed, you start looking for the nearest escape route, and almost burst into tears to get away from people. Yeah. That’s anxiety, and it’s not fun.  There are 3 things that I usually do to help calm myself down when I feel this way. *Get to […]

Anxiety And What To Do About It || 3 Ways To Cope With Anxiety

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In this busy season of wedding photography, fall sessions, etc. Take some time today to just be present. Even if you are working a 9-5 job, be present. What I mean by this is, don’t wish your time away, don’t spend all your time wishing you were doing something else. I know it’s so easy […]

Being Present In A Busy Season

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Normally I would post this for an inspirational Monday post, but my schedule has been so up, and down, and I miss my little corner of the internet. This is the 2 month mark of this challenge, and I have to say it’s much harder to live it out than it is to write it […]

Life Is Hard || Contentment Challenge Update

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I’ve prepared my heart, gotten a lot of extra spending out of the way, and now it’s time to get serious. I’ll be honest with you, this is totally scaring me. I am what Dave Ramsey calls a ‘free spirit’, which pretty much means budgets + I, we try to be friends, but a lot […]

Contentment Challenge: Getting Started

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Today I was going to give you an update on my Making Things Happen power-sheets, and goals that I have set for the year. But something else has been tugging on my heart lately, and that is doing a contentment challenge. I first learned what this was when I stumbled upon Lara Casey’s blog. I […]

Contentment Challenge || Be Happy No Matter What

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Hello lovelies! Today’s topic is one that is often talked about, especially in the creative community, and that is comparison. Comparison is a thief, no matter how you look it at. Comparison can make us so competitive that we push away anyone who seems, “threatening”. Comparison makes us hide in our rooms, crying, because “we […]

Comparison Is A Thief || Inspirational Monday

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Good morning! I pray that you all are having a productive Monday morning. I want to share with you some wisdom I have gained over the past few years, and that is:  This is hard a thing to overcome at times. It may come from an industry peer that you admire, and look up to. […]

Overcoming Rejection

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Hello lovelies! I hope your Monday is off to a great start. Grab your favorite beverage(mine is iced coffee!), and let’s dive into this inspirational post. I love books, and I believe they are so important for creativity, and a successful business. In this post I want to take a look at two different main […]

Books And Creativity || How Do They Inspire You?

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