Last February, I travelled to Santa Barbara, California for Photo Native 2020. The memory seems so far already. I miss the sun, the hugs, the laughter, the photoshoots, the people…
I realized how beautiful this experience was, and yet I felt like I did not appreciate it fully, now that we are stuck in quarantine during a pandemic.
So here are the photos from my native photo shoot organized with the collaboration of my girls Lindsay and Kaitlin.
Lifestyle photoshoot by @emilieiggiottiphotos for Photo Native / Creative direction: Emilie Iggiotti / Styling: @rubythursdayhome / Makeup: @upstairsglamour / Models: Kaitlin (@upstairsglamour) and Kariss (@pharrisphotos) / Video and behind the scenes: @lindsay_mills_ / Location: Old Mission Santa Barbara
All my photos are edited with the Nomad presets by Tribe Archipelago. Use the code EMILIE20 for 20% off (be sure to click on the link above).
I am so thankful for this trip, for this conference, for my team and for the ladies who attended my shoot.
Until next time, Photo Native!
M O T H E R
She is always running after time. She wants to slow down but there is always something to do on the to-do list.
She is tired but she does not tell anyone, because she feels like she can’t complain.
She looks at her kids growing up and her heart does that thing where it’s breaking a little bit. She can’t believe they are this age already. Where did the time go?
She wants to freeze the time but she also can’t wait to see what things they are going to accomplish in their lives.
She is always torn between nostalgia and excitement for the future.
She wants to soak it in as much as she can. But she is always moving on to the next task.
She is here and thinking ahead at the same time.
She is simultaneously the witness and the main character of the story.
She is the mother, the guardian of all memories.
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Lots of love,
This is my face, y’all.
Not the face I make when I try to be sexy on Instagram.
This is my REAL face.
This is the face I make when I am laughing really hard, and you can’t see my eyes anymore, and you can almost count all my teeth (I am missing a few, thank you braces!).
That’s the face of joy and happiness.
I used to not like that face. Too many teeth. Big nose. Double chin. My skin is not perfect.
But I realized that this is the face people see all the time, and they seem to like my face because they don’t run away with fear in their eyes when they see me.
So I learned to like my face, and my all self.
It’s a process, I won’t lie to you.
But maybe learn to like your face too. Especially if you are a woman and people tell you that you need to change your face to be liked/loved.
I like your face. Your face is your face.
And it’s also okay to do things that make you feel more confident (like, getting braces, lol).
But do it for you, not for the haters.
Anyway, this is my face.
You are welcome!
Have a good day!
Photo by Justin Hackworth, taken at Photo Native 2020 in Santa Barbara, California.
Blogging about our review of the year is not popular anymore. Now, we stick to Instagram and the top 9 most liked images on the app.
But I wanted to show you what my year looked like, from my point of view. The images that stayed with me, even after the session was done and delivered.
And I am looking forward to seeing you in front of my camera in 2020! Let’s talk!