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Wins From Two Months With Only 2 Weeks In-Office

August 17, 2021

These last two months have truly felt like I’ve been riding the Alaskan Bullworm – if you’ve never heard of it, please see this meme haha! 

June looked like. . .  

Shooting a 3-day wedding and surprisingly absolutely LOVING it!!

Flying out and exploring Chicago as I ate my weight in deep dish & donuts!

The following weekend I got to attend a friend’s wedding – which meant getting henna done (yay!)….. andddd accidentally falling asleep with my hands curled up into a ball resulting in some questionable henna patterns haha!

I shot a high school friend’s wedding in DC the weekend after that which was SO special! And got brunch at First Watch – highly recommend

July then looked like…

Spending July 4th in Raleigh NC where we did a Trolley Pub tour & LOVED the Flying Saucer!

Getting my brand pictures taken – SO fun!!!

I had less than a week at home before I flew out to Charleston to attend Hope Taylor’s Mastermind Retreat which was SO fun – I’ll have to blog about it soon!

Coming home to drive to Richmond and then Winston-Salem NC to attend Creative @ Heart Conference as a PANELIST and Headshot Photographer! 

I FLEW back home (culled & edited all the headshots that night!!) and then left for the Hamptons the next morning for my best friend’s bachelorette and just made it home last night!!

I was technically “in the office” for less than 2 weeks out of the entire 2 months and yet because I have solid systems & workflows in place, I came home to….

– Inbox zero (thank goodness for HoneyBook & email templates!!!!)

– Booking 3+ weddings, including a $12K wedding (I still can’t believe it!!)

– My fall weddings being prepped & ready for!

It’s AH-MAZING what solid systems & workflows can do to help you get HOURS of your life back!!

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