LADIES!!! This is Lisa (@livecleanlisa) and she is one heck of a #girlboss! This gorgeous, hard working mama is beautiful inside and out! She’s always a joy to be around. Little does she know...her actions speak louder than words and she continues to inspire young women (including myself) and entrepreneurs all around Southwest Missouri. 💛
Happier when I’m barefoot. 😜
#projectthisteeisme 16/100 Shelby | Bit of a Rebel Heart
"This shirt is from 2007 when my friend and I went to Foundry Fest. It was my first time going to a punk/hardcore show, and although we missed the band we went to see, we rocked out and had a blast!
Most people see me as a goody-two-shoes, but I've always had somewhat of a rebel heart. 🖤 Not enough to get me in trouble, but just enough to have fun! This shirt reminds me that it's okay to let myself be who I am.
I will always love the memory that comes with this shirt. It was an experience I'll never forget! I wear this shirt during the day-to-day activities of life. It's comfy and casual and goes great with a pair of jeans! A t-shirt and jeans is always my go to outfit. This shirt is 11 years old. I can't believe I've had it over a decade!"
I hope you’re taking it easy today. I don’t know what it is...but the ocean reminds me of @bunch.of.art. 😉
What a week(end)! ☀️📷🌼💛
I’ve had a session...or 2...just about every day this week. Finally editing a few photos from The Experience shootout hosted by @mathewsweddingsandevents at @greenhousetworivers. There’s always room to grow and work on your craft! I’m so thankful for this opportunity to learn from fellow photographers and work with an amazing team of local vendors! XO!
Cake: Cake Worthy Design
Let’s chat about #selflove. 💛
I’m 5’2” and a little curvy in some places. 😉 Let’s be honest, this skirt makes me look thicker than a snicker...and I love it!
I remember one time in high school I felt embarrassed about how I looked. I curved out early on and constantly wanted to hide underneath layers. I learned to love my figure...and I hope you do too.
One thing that is hard for me as a photographer is when people ask me to make them look “skinnier.” We all have insecurities, and sometimes getting your photo taken isn’t fun. My hope is that you love how you look in your pictures...and see the beauty that everyone else sees.
I know this is cheesy, but let’s lift someone else up! Tag a friend below and describe what makes them beautiful! 💛
#projectthisteeisme 15/100 Lauren | Baptismal
“This is the shirt I was baptized in on June 17, 2018. I chose to wear it when I was baptized because it represented the student ministry—The Vine (@mostatethevine) —that completely turned my life inside out when I came to college two years ago. I was full of fear and shame in my journey before God so graciously placed me in this ministry, and in the two years that I’ve been a part of it, I’ve become a completely different person. This shirt represents my journey with Jesus, the friendships I’ve made, and the eternal impact this ministry has had on my life.
When I put this shirt on right before I got baptized, it really hit me how gracious God had been to me through The Vine. Those people loved me through my dark times. They loved me when I felt shame in waiting so long to make the decision to actually be baptized. I was so overwhelmed with that grace when I came out of the water, knowing that this ministry is always going to mean so much to me; that they loved me and accepted me before and after I went into that water.
When I’m not working I’m always in a t-shirt. This shirt has been on my back during worship nights, 9am classes, impromptu coffee shop runs, lake days, and everything in between. I’m always trying to share Jesus with people, and The Vine t-shirt always tends to start a conversation about how Jesus has worked on my heart through that community.”
April showers bring May flowers 🌸🌦🌼...and probably the hottest June and July we’ve ever had. 🔥☀️😓
Double tap if you love going to the beach!!! ☀️🌊🌅
Yeah me too! Unfortunately, the ocean is many hours away from good ol’ #SGF.
But wait! We are bringing the beach here with these fun Wave Minis! Join us for some fun pictures this weekend! Link in bio.
And guess what? Participants will be leaving with a very sweet treat. Did someone say.... @andysfrozencustard?!?
It’s time for some #realtalk. I’m lacking so much structure in my life. The only routine I have is drinking coffee when I wake up and going to church on Sundays. This seems to be the biggest struggle I have as a small business owner. My schedule changes day to day...week to week, and it’s so inconsistent.
Now more than ever is it affecting me. I tend to take on more than I can handle. It’s probably my biggest fault. Everyday feels chaotic and I need to make a change.
Starting in September, I’ll only be shooting sessions on certain days of the week. I won’t be able to take on as many sessions, but this is what I need to do to give YOU the best photos and experience possible!
I want to say “thank you” in advance for understanding! Any questions? Feel free to DM me or comment below. XO! 💛
#projectthisteeisme 14/100 Cameron | MIDWEST -
“This t-shirt is one that I designed as a passion project. I’ve always had the desire to start an apparel company, and I’ve always been in love with the process of screen printing. As a graphic designer, all three of these passions can be melded into one. The idea has changed over the years but when I had the idea for this Midwest tee, I knew it was the right time to make 106 Apparel Company (@106apparelco) a reality. And so, I decided to go for it after receiving so much support from friends and family.
This shirt is something that will always make me proud. Proud I’ve started the journey of growing an apparel company, being something I’ve always been passionate about. Proud of the Midwest and how special it is to me and the life I get to live here.
Wearing this t-shirt mostly just expresses how much I love the Midwest. I love how gritty and hardworking the people of the Midwest are and how kind those people are on top of that. It’s a place that you can’t really understand how special it is until you live here.
I find myself wearing the Midwest tee anytime it’s clean. I actually have multiples of the same shirt, so I always have one ready to go when I want to wear it.”
Just so you know...I was most definitely at the back of the line through this whole hike. Not to take pictures though.....I’m just out of shape. 😓
Welcome to this beautiful town we call Springfield, Missouri, baby Uriah. We are happy to have you! 💛
This morning, I taught a 4th and 5th grade summer school photography class. What an eye opening experience!
I tend to get caught up in the “business” side of photography and don’t spend enough time enjoying the art form. We took photos on the square, talked about the golden ratio, light, depth of field and much more! I loved seeing the kids’ favorite images and hearing the reason why. I think I’m going to go home and find some pictures I took when I first started. Maybe this will be today’s #funfacttuesday. What do ya think!?
#projectthisteeisme 13/100 Hayden | Confidence 👊🏼
“For the longest time, up until a year ago, I use to struggle with my weight size and body image. I absolutely hated the way I looked. There would be days where I didn’t even want to look in a mirror because I hated what I saw. I wore a lot of oversized clothes to hide myself & also hated going to the pool because I didn’t want anyone seeing my stomach.
Last year in February I slowly started to workout and lose weight. Day by day I would start to feel more confident in the way I looked and felt. Along with being more confident I finally started to express myself through my clothes since I wasn’t really able to do that before.
Around September of last year I came across this clothing website that sells clothes for plus size people. I was very hesitant to buy from them since the majority of clothes I buy online don’t fit me. I ended up buying some clothes from there to try out and instantly got hooked.
In March of this year while shopping on their website I saw this shirt and it really stuck out to me. I decided to buy it just for fun because it was different and made a statement. It sat in my closet for awhile because, even though I was confident in myself, it was still a big step out of my comfort zone.
As soon as I put that shirt on a wave of confidence comes over me. This shirt has truly allowed me to love myself and my body to my fullest extent. I wear that shirt feeling proud of who I am and how far I’ve come in my body positivity journey.”
I’m in a huge debate with myself whether or not I should start selling prints again. Now that I’m traveling more...I have felt that spark!
So...do you purchase local art?!? Don’t get me wrong...I buy home decor at TJMAXX, but having something local, unique and special is ALWAYS a must for my house. What are your thoughts?!????
There are so many weddings this weekend! Love is definitely in the air! 💕💕💕 Here’s one of my favorite images from the Landolt wedding! Swooooon!
He is patient.
He is hilarious.
He is supportive.
He is good at giving back rubs.
He is the best #fortnite player I’ve ever seen.
He is LITERALLY the best.