“The other day, someone very dear to me said, “Charlotte, promise me this. Promise me you won’t go back to waiting tables, frothing coffees or tending bars. When you graduate uni, you’ll get a real job, won’t you?”
Hmmm. ‘Real’. What does ‘real’ look like? Does it wear a suit? Boast a briefcase? Does it drive a ute? Fly a plane? Is its hands dirty, or clean? Does it save lives, or suck the life right out? Does it do your dry cleaning? Keep our streets clean? Your coffee cravings at bay?
So many people chase ‘real’, the ‘real’ that seems to be etched into our skin by society’s blade, and find that they don’t belong to their own life.
The way we have been conditioned is a travesty. The pressure I am under, as a 25-year-old, to make decisions that will supposedly ‘make or break me’ is crushing. The truth is, there are no rules here. Success is highly subjective. It’s traumatising to measure your success against someone else’s, yet we do it to ourselves every day.
The person who said the above said it out of love, and I love them for that. I get it. They want to see me succeed, but under whose guidelines? They want me to move up in the world, but who sets the bar?
Whether you’re a barista or a barrister, university graduate or world traveller, business owner or garbage collector. It doesn’t matter! What matters is that you make the rules. It’s your life.
Take it back!”
3 3810 hours ago
What’s your biggest fear of doing boudoir??
Every beautiful woman I’ve had the honour of photographing has come into their session so nervous, but left laughing + feeling more confident than ever 💕
It truly is an honour to meet these women and see them transform right in front of me. ✨
I see your beauty when you walk in + I see your beauty when you leave 💜
Although we do not have the acreage studio anymore, I’m learning to looove my new shoot space. I see big things happening here over the next year. Lots of growth and a shift coming.. I can’t wait! These shower shoots are so damn steamy! 🚿
1 5411 hours ago
Dreaming about being in the mountains right now...
Oh hey it’s me !!! I am working on a little project right now and have a few questions for you .
Where are you storing your old printed photos ?
Where and what are you doing with all the photos from your 📱? Where are you printing your photos ?
If you get pro photos taken what do you do with those ?
Just curious .... your answers will really help me ( and you ) out !!!
2020 GRADS! my spots for grad sessions are filling up fast! I only will only be accepting a few more grads so if you’re interested dm me with prices or questions and to book your spot! let’s take some beautiful photos together! ✨
1 7522 hours ago
Hey couples!! A few bomb tips for your engagement session: .
✨location: anywhere near and dear to your hearts. I typically like to start ya off at our local watering hole. Catch up as it’s usually months since I’ve seen Yas. Have a quick bevy aka liquid courage and just visit. From there head out to a few spots and usually for me, like to end just outta town, in a Feild for some gushy sunset romance. .
✨outfit: perhaps you wanna rock your favourite band tees you bought together at your first concert? Or what you wore on your first date. If you’re stumped bring a few in the trunk and we can pick together:) most important be comfy/ and be YOU! .
✨activity: what do you like to do for fun? That could be cooking dinner and sipping a Friday night wine/kitchen dance party or hiking with your fur babies and stopping at the top for a beer and game of crib. Do what makes you most happy and relaxed together as a couple. Document that. Of course I throw in my lil tricks and prompts along the way and you don’t even notice I’m doing it. 😉 .
✨mood: most IMPORTANT.... have fun! Oh gosh you gotta be enjoying yo-selves. The more laughs and canoodling each other the better. These are your last memories before getting hitched. That honeymoon stage. Don’t rush yourself. Take the afternoon off, get your hair and makeup did - pro tip. Perfect time for your bridal trial .. win win situation. And simply relax. Let your photographer take care of you. That’s what we’re here for ❤️
Hello to all the new friends I’ve gained lately! 👋🏼
I try to show my face on here as much as I can so people know the person they’re booking! 🥰 If you have any questions or just wanna say hi, message me! I’d love to chat! ✨
1 6723 February, 2020
This is for them ...... in 30 years . I have no photos@of my mom holding me as a baby .... except in the hospital I am sure .
WEDDINGS: The one event that we enjoy documenting the most. Why? Because it always feels like watching a love story's happy ending before their next chapter begins. But the best part of it is learning about how they fell in love and conquered all the odds.
Are you looking for a photographer & videographer for your special day? Well, we're still BOOKING FOR 2020. Connect with us now and learn about our special offers and HUGE DISCOUNTS!
I’m so excited to be teamed up with @livh.photos and gift one lucky babe 2 pairs of my earrings!! Doesn’t matter which ones, the choice is all yours! & hey if you’re lucky maybe your friend will split the prize with you! 𖤓
Ooh and guess what this is open worldwide too!
Here’s how to enter:
1. Follow @k.elevendesigns + @livh.photos
2. Tag all your babes in the comments (1 tag = 1 entry)
3. Share on your story and tell us which pairs you’d like to win (ps. If you don’t tag us we can’t see it)
“I started calling that girl back. The girl who loved living, the girl who danced instead of walking. The girl who had sunflowers for eyes and fireworks in her soul. I started playing music again, hoping she would come out. I started looking for beautiful moments to experience, so she would feel safe enough to show herself, because I knew she was in there. And she needed my kindness and my effort to come to the surface again.”
23 1445 December, 2019
Happy New Year, friends! Wishing you all the love, light, and hummus you deserve in 2020! ✨