This month marks my 4-year anniversary as a photographer and stylist. My business anniversary symbolizes a dream come true, lots of hard work, and many frequent flyer miles (Hello, Southwest!!). This journey as a photographer started out as a personal outlet and catharsis from the corporate world. I allowed myself to dream big from the beginning, and I said yes to the opportunities that scared me the most allowing me to travel all over the country.
My travels have given me the opportunity to broaden and diversify my work as I am shooting and styling homes of all genres from coast to coast. Quickly, I noticed an aesthetic trend taking place among my designer counterparts. It's a visible shift happening in design—we're moving away from the intangible and priceless to humbly embrace a new, open-minded, relaxed way to integrate personality, architecture, and style into the home. It is becoming a mindset, this common thread of traditional southern elements being reimagined in new and refreshing ways all over the country. It really hit me when I was in Portland, Oregon, standing in a home that embodied a warm southern comfort in a modern, fresh way. This discovery made me push harder and travel further to keep my finger on the pulse of this creative movement.
This movement is The New Southern and as it gains more mileage, so have I. I am averaging well over 100,000 miles annually, and the incredible talent I'm highlighting continues to fuel my energy and focus to give a voice to the creatives that foster a national design shift. Dreams are coming true as I am living out of my suitcase, and I've picked up a few tips and healthy habits to make sure I'm operating at full-speed and feeling my best no matter where my travels take me (Bonjour Paris, France 2018).
I love sharing the things that work for me with all of you. I am hoping my best practices for a smooth travel day and productive workflow on the road will help you. Today, I am dishing some of my favorite apps, email efficiencies, and yummy products (ALL TIME FAVORITE Le Labo Santall 33) with MyDomaine! Whether you're a frequent business traveler, a student, or a busy mom running a mile a minute, these little tips make all the difference.
Head over to MyDomaine to read on, and of course, share your comments with me, questions, and any good pearls we can all use in the comments! You all inspire me daily and I am so grateful for your continued support! Xx
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