ALI!!! Her name makes me smile and want to shout because this crazy girl has a laugh and sense of humor that is contagious and makes your day–every time! I know that many of you miss “Thursdays with Ali” on the SOAR! blog. Her writing had us in tears and laughter every week. Can you [...]
Charisse…where do I start with Charisse? So many memories come to mind. The first time I saw Charisse’s beautiful smile was when she applied for the SOAR! Scholarship in 2009. She did not win that year, but she didn’t give up. Months later, she attended our San Fransisco CONFIDENCE Workshop. I still remember her raising [...]
This week is a special week for our community. Together, we get to celebrate and launch our SOAR! Recipients to SOAR! The SOAR! Scholarship is a program that Brian and I founded over two years ago. With the generous help of SOAR! Partners like SONY, Adobe, The Wisdom Connection, Fastline Media, Smug Mug, Shoot Dot [...]
Watching The Nate Berkus Show last week and seeing how photography brought healing to a family with Special Needs, reminded me of how important it is to keep empowering women to build their photography dreams so that this kind of transformation only multiplies. We have reached for this with our SOAR! Scholarship Program the last [...]
If you don’t take stock at the end of the year you miss out! It’s really important to celebrate and objectively assess what you did do or you’ll repeat mistakes, restrict creative ideas and turn down the shine of your confidence.
This month the SOAR! Recipients are assigned Engagement Shoots! So get ready! Tomorrow through Thursday, you can visit the SOAR! blog to see their photo results from doing an Engagement Shoot or even staging one for practice! The purpose of the shoot is to capture a couple and show their engagement with each other. Charisse [...]
Business Coaching Exercise on Top 3 Challenges to Starting Business!
Lessons Learned from Second Shooting!
I’ve been fighting the worst fever since Sunday night–after the most WONDERFUL weekend with the Seattle CONFIDENCE ladies (inspiring photos from the weekend to come!). My head is finally feeling like the fog is rolling away, and just in time because I’m so excited to write today’s post! This month’s SOAR! Photography exercise was a [...]
The second Monday of the month is here! This means a new SOAR! Photography Exercise! The assignment was to do a Senior Portrait Session with Textures in mind. I asked the ladies to go out into their local area and find places that have diverse textures for a possible photo shoot. We did this exercise last year, [...]