imaginale motion

Loving Who You Work With

This film gives me chills. Chills. There are moments when I'm filming and I feel in my gut, this is going to be sick!!! - but I don't say anything out loud because I like to manage expectations and WHAT IF it's NOT like I thought it was going to be?!

Well, this particular weekend in Texas with Amanda Holloway was insane. It was all a whirl wind from her contacting me in December to us filming within 3 weeks later. These clients - y'all - they just are on a different level.

I know. I've said this over and over, but it's because I NEED YOU to see that it's true. It's not about a client fitting your style - it's about a client believing IN your style. Your promise. Sometimes it is an obvious pairing - a dream client - no questions asked. And sometimes it's not. But sometimes - there's a client in the middle - someone that is willing to meet you there if you just verbalize what your promise, your experience, their final product could look like. It is at that point that the client decides that either they love the vision or they hate it and that should decide if you are their artist. That's it.

But please know that this is coming from a journey that included having to say yes to certain free projects and no to certain paid ones. I didn't start my business with dream clients. I started my business with a promise to be true to who I am. And that film right there is why I value who I work with so much. How does it go ... "You will be the best at being you." And there's only one you, right?

Floral Edge: My Place

In the midst of the holidays winding down last year, I had a sudden urge to do a personal project. I had a specific vision in my head and I knew who would be perfect for it.

While I've seen plenty of floral crowns making rounds on social media, I'm still obsessed. However, I knew I wanted to take a different approach to it. If I take time to work on any personal projects, then the project has to be the kind of work that can't get out of my head. The kind of work I yearn to do more of, no matter how busy I may be. We should all make time for those moments...

There's nothing more inspiring than having a subject that completely embodies your vision. That would be Stephanie - who was also the make-up artist.  I contacted Alex to pull specifics for styling and we made it happen. My original plan was to go with one of Mignonne Handmade's gorgeous floral crowns - but as soon as the girls dug through my closet and found this red floral crown I made last year, they knew it was perfect for Stephanie. Not many can pull off this dramatic crown.

I mean, black lace bra, tattoos, graphic tee, and a red floral crown?  Y E S
These were shot in film...
I don't know what it is, but I completely resonate with mixing the tough and soft. The haunting with the romantic. The sketched lines with the watercolor. It's a visual that speaks to my style and I don't always get to express it. But when I do... AHHHH it feels liberating.
And getting to do this in motion? That's my dream. Speaking of motion, I made a special announcement about releasing my first Motion Workshop. Details here :) What can YOU not get out of your head? What's holding you back? What if you kept it simple? I want you to make it happen.