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The space in between

This past week has been such a blessing that it’s hard to put into words; life changing I guess is the only way to describe it. I feel like I’ve been walking around in a dreamlike state and pinching myself along the way to make sure it’s true. Thankfully, it is. The space in between…

  • anouschkaOctober 13, 2011 - 1:50 PM

    It all sounds amazing! Good for you!! xoxoReplyCancel

  • AnneOctober 13, 2011 - 1:57 PM

    Very lovely post, Lesley πŸ™‚ I am glad you had so much fun in France and I can’t wait to see some pictures of these amazing women! So glad you had the opportunity to meet so many fabulous people and to personally grow from these meetings. I can already see a fabulous way shining in front of you and I am glad to see you taking step by step.

    And congrats to the addition to your family!ReplyCancel

  • Cathy EmpeyOctober 13, 2011 - 4:43 PM

    Oh Leslie! I am so HAPPY for you!!! I am excited to see the photos you took! I am sure they will be amazing! (Congrats on becoming an Aunty!!)ReplyCancel

  • SharkyOctober 13, 2011 - 5:37 PM

    I love how your photos and story are taking me away…ReplyCancel

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  • LynnOctober 13, 2011 - 9:03 PM

    I love this post so much. The photography is from a dream. That location–holy cow! Can’t wait for the images.ReplyCancel

  • Jennifer HejnaOctober 28, 2011 - 2:01 PM

    It was such a great time in France together. I want to go back there and getting inspired again by all that French, Food and FunReplyCancel

My mom is here and we’re going to play!

This week officially started a crazy month and a half in my life! Between photographing beautiful sessions, designing albums, growing the business, and meeting fabulous people it will also be a time of play and entertainment! Friends and family have decided to start visiting so that means taking some time away from the computer to…

How I got here | High Tea

I’ve really been looking forward to another session together, I’ve been thinking about it all month and the questions you asked and what you wanted to know. So many options and so many things I want to share! So let’s eat a piece of cake and sip some tea and let the inspiration flow. How…

  • anouschkaJuly 26, 2011 - 4:58 PM

    another great post lesley! finding your niche is a long road but so worth it in the end πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • JelgerJuly 26, 2011 - 6:03 PM

    My most favorite post on your blog so far! Wonderful Lesley. Keep the good stuff coming πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • ErinJuly 26, 2011 - 6:29 PM

    Those cupcakes need to be eaten πŸ˜‰ Fabulous advice, as always!!ReplyCancel

  • WandaJuly 26, 2011 - 7:41 PM

    So happy that you found your niche, Lesley πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • Tanja A.July 26, 2011 - 9:15 PM

    Super blog post! πŸ™‚
    You inspire others!ReplyCancel

  • Mary MarantzJuly 27, 2011 - 1:22 PM

    Love it Lesley!! Absolutely awesome!ReplyCancel

Ignite & Inspire: Facing your fears

When fear creeps up and I come face to face with it, I usually run to my bed. I crawl under the white duvet cover where it’s soft cotton wraps around my body and I can pull it all the way up over my head. I block the world out. I’ve spent many moments under…

  • AnneJune 21, 2011 - 9:10 PM

    Good strategy, Lesley! I am sometimes fearful as well, but we’ll be stronger afterwards πŸ™‚ xoxoReplyCancel

  • Monica DartJune 21, 2011 - 9:16 PM

    love your honesty….and I do the same – feel like hiking under the covers when fear seems to creep in. Just by changing your thought patterns to positive ones, changes everything. (Positive) thoughts create reality.ReplyCancel

  • Tanja A.June 21, 2011 - 9:29 PM

    I like the picture! Also very elegant eye makeup!
    Very curious to see the other pictures! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

  • AnouschkaJune 21, 2011 - 9:49 PM

    Turning negatives into positives, that’s the way to go!
    Love that photo btw, look forward to seeing more!ReplyCancel

  • Stacie FrazierJune 28, 2011 - 9:56 PM

    This is so profound for me since I am so full of so many fears! I am going to try this the next time I feel those fears creeping up on me!

    really love your blog, by the way. I absolutely must start finding the time to read it more often!ReplyCancel

    • LesleyJune 29, 2011 - 9:10 AM

      I’m so happy you found it useful Stacie! I get so bogged down with my fears that I found this to be a great way to deter them. Let me know how it goes! πŸ™‚ReplyCancel

Ignite and Inspire!

Have you ever wanted to try something, a new medium of art, a new genre of reading material, a new sport, pull off a different style of clothing or shoes, or even wanted to live in a different part of the city? Have you ever felt that pull, that desire to expand further then where…

  • AmandaMay 11, 2011 - 7:07 PM

    I always feel like other people “own” things and that I can do them myself because they are “hers”. Stop. Let’s be the best we can be and take on new and exciting things. I’m going to own my style, bake and cook things that I want to, and just grab whatever new and exciting opportunities are thrown my way. Let’s break down the walls and conquer our lives.ReplyCancel

  • GramaMay 13, 2011 - 11:28 PM

    I broke out along time ago. Got my act together and started painting and putting my talent to work and getting paid for it, lol. Took courses in floral decorating, wow, that was fun, if you have an eye for it go for it. Never stop trying different things. Hubby and I are now with RVICS, roving volunteers for Christs service with our RV, we go all over the states and Canada and do work at schools, camps, campuse, where ever the most need is. We volunteer our time and do what ever we can. Believe it or not I got commissioned to do two pieces of art.

    Never doubt yourself until you try it.
    Hugs GramaReplyCancel

  • BrittanyMay 16, 2011 - 7:51 PM

    I’m totally right along with you there Lesley…and I feel it’s something creative people have troubles with sometimes…it’s like you’re happy doing anything with your hands, but how do you put it all in play so that you can make a living of it, so that you can share and inspire others to do the same?

    For the past couple of years I’ve REALLY been into Photography, and I would love it to become something I can develop into my own…to have original ideas…to let other people look at my photos and see something of their self in them, to let people dream and to dream BIG.

    But then I think of the reality of it all…really there are SO many amazing photographers…could I be AMAZING? Could I make a LIVING off of something I really love so much? How would I BREAK INTO this? And is it really something that could be MY reality?

    I hate this world that puts doubts in our mind…making us feel like we’re something less that what God has created us to be. He has given us gifts, and talents, and passions for a reason. So why do we question ourselves so often? Why do we limit ourselves to only be “sub-par” of what we could be?

    I believe all these feelings are common struggles we all go through day to day. Maybe we just need to let God take these doubts from within us and let him bless us with the things our hearts desire. In HIS way πŸ™‚

    xx -b.ReplyCancel