Hey everyone, welcome back! As promised, I’m here this week sharing my experience with fashion and portrait photography. I don’t profess to know everything. I don’t even profess to know half of everything. So why am I writing this post? Because every new endeavor is an accumulation of hundreds of tiny little successes and failures, and in the time I’ve been doing this, I’ve learned … Continue reading Try New Things: Fashion Photography
It’s that time of year again. More specifically, Saturday. September. Witness months of mulling over whether I’ll ride my bike, go for a jog, or lift a weight. Every night I say tomorrow morning and every tomorrow morning I say tonight. Ad nauseam. The result? I’m still feeling good and sexy in my body, but I’m sliding downhill faster than a speeding bullet. Okay, the … Continue reading My Journey Back to Fitness, Again.
This past weekend I got into my car for a run to the store and realized it was the first real time I’d been outside all day. The thing that made me realize, more than the fresh air, was a blazing sunset. It was, in fact, one of the most beautiful sunsets I’ve seen in all my life. No kidding, I wanted to cry, and … Continue reading Rise of the Sunset
“Success is counted sweetest by those who ne’er succeed.” A couple of years ago, I created an Instagram page purely for fashion and self-portraiture. I didn’t tell a single soul about it because I was just starting out, unsure of myself, and embarrassed to ask people to check out my pictures. I’ve grown a lot since then. For me, taking self-portraits has been an awesome … Continue reading Why Self-Portraiture + How to
The other day, while scrolling through Facebook, I saw a picture that a family member posted of her daughter relaxing in the passenger seat of a car, smiling at the camera. The caption read that her daughter was now officially a sophomore in high school. “Where does the time go,” her mother declared. I decided to quickly browse the comments before adding my own, and … Continue reading Don’t Tell Me I’m Pretty
Feeling bored? Don’t know what to do with that crazy itch to do something? Keep reading! Continue reading Bored and Ready for Trouble?
Yeah, yeah, we’ve all had the talk with ourselves, the negative one where we say we aren’t good enough. Here’s how to get over it. Continue reading Probably Not Good Enough
It snuck up on me. I’d been hearing its name since childhood, but we’d never been formally introduced. Now this: Lyz-Stephanie, meet Fine Lines. Fml. My entire life I’ve been blessed with looking young. When I was a wee tot of 23, I would get pissed when dressed in heels and full makeup, I’d get mistaken for a teenager. There was also that time I … Continue reading Fine Lines, Not the Fine Art Kind
Most women have been told by a man at some point in their lives that they should smile more, but what about being told you smile too much? Continue reading You Smile Too Much
Good music and fireworks, that’s all we wanted. Yesterday evening, me and my friend pulled into the parking lot of a large stadium. Yes, the clouds were gray. Yes, a few small droplets of rain had sprinkled the windshield. Yes, we decided to go for it anyway. It’s the rainy season in Florida, so getting wet and having fun go hand in hand. We were … Continue reading Rain and a Big Parking Lot