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Styling Tips for Brand Photography 

Styling Tips for Brand Photography 

Hey there, and happy Monday to all of you taking the time to read this post!  Below I will share a few tips on how to style and prepare for a brand photography shoot.  I hope this gives you a little motivation to plan out your brand style and aesthetic.  If this does not come second nature to you, I suggest hiring someone to help with styling you (like myself) to help you deliver a consistent, sharp and professional brand story.  I promise the investment will save you time and money down the road.  We can always chat in more detail...

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A Chic Social 2020: Affirming Time for Self-Care + Wellness

A Chic Social 2020: Affirming Time for Self-Care + Wellness

All Photos by Danielle Flowers of Amber Iris Photo A Sunday I will never forget… The calm before the storm… My heart and mind hopes you all are safe and in good health today and the days to come.  I share these words to paint a picture for those who were unable to experience… I share with those who attended to replay that moment and ignite the feelings of taking time for yourself… I share these words to inspire, motivate, and thank those who support this mission and community that empowers women seeking to live FULL and WELL.   When searching...

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85 To Africa: Morocco, Trip of A Lifetime

85 To Africa: Morocco, Trip of A Lifetime

The Holy City Fez Fez was by far the highlight of visiting Morocco. From Rabat, we drove through the Moroccan countryside to Fez. On the drive, we stopped to take in the amazing view of the Holy City. What a view. The beginning to this experience was already more than what I expected. Further down the road we stopped in Meknes for lunch.  Lunch in The Medina That evening we arrived to our hotel, Jnan Palace. After a full day of exploring Rabat and the countryside roads of Morocco we enjoyed French cuisine and Moroccan red wine. Now, why was...

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MY CHRISTMAS Checklist- "Tis The Season"

MY CHRISTMAS Checklist- "Tis The Season"

Photo By Amber Iris Photography  It is the OFFICIAL Christmas countdown!!! It's exactly one week away.  This CHECKLIST is long overdue but I'm sure some of you are still getting your HOLIDAY life together.  Use some of these tips for next year and I'm sure some you can still put in some in action this week!  Here's my CHECKLIST on how I prioritize and try to have a minimal stress free Holiday!    1.  TREE goes up the day after Thanksgiving or the weekend before if I know it will be a hectic weekend.  I can't take the pressure from my six...

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THANKFULNESS REFLECTION: Finding A Mom Tribe Helped Me through my Depression

THANKFULNESS REFLECTION: Finding A Mom Tribe Helped Me through my Depression

Please note this article was written in April of 2019. Photos of Sloane and I taken in Chicago April of 2019 by Michelle Cox.   This time last year, I was six months postpartum and I remember being in such a weird space.  I label it weird because I was a roller coaster of emotions.  How do I start to explain?  I felt so much joy because I now had my baby girl I had prayed for.  I was blessed that I had the opportunity to resign from the job I hated and stay home with my newborn and pursue...

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