“There’s going to be very painful moments in your life that will change your entire world in a matter of minutes. These moments will change you. Let them make you stronger, smarter, and kinder. But don’t you go and become someone that you’re not. Cry. Scream if you have to. Then you straighten out that crown and keep it moving. ” – Erin Van Vuren
That was this year. But I’m happy to say I have left everything that no longer serves me behind in 2016, and I finally feel like I’ve connected with my true authentic self. 2016 was my biggest transitional year. I learned so much about myself. This year I did something I always wanted to do, but always let intimidation, self doubt, and anxiety talk me out of it. When I began to love myself, I began to leave whatever kept me small this meant friends, family, my own ideas, and beliefs. When obstacles came, instead of listening to my inner thoughts talk me out of doing it, I quieted down, and just tried. And you know what, some times I failed, but most times I soared higher than expectations.
I’m a completely different person ending the year, than I was at the beginning of it. It’s almost as if I spent the first half of the year waiting for it to start, and the last half wondering where it all went. I definitely needed to make this 2016 round up video to remind myself what I even did this past year. I’m not going to lie, it definitely was a blur.
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Log on for a look back at a year full of classic G&F Fun: GlossedandFound.com
Watch the Best of Video here: https://youtu.be/9FPm63gs9b8
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I had so much fun photographing Lauren Magiera, WGN News Chicago sports anchor and reporter for her Bride About Town feature in Modern Luxury Weddings Chicago, 10th Anniversary Issue – Which is on newsstands now! The Thompson Hotel played the perfect backdrop for our photo shoot and her proposal. How cool is that?
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Tara Swords, Olfactif photographed by Jennifer Avello
Read more: Umbilical Cord Art Meaning by Refinery 29 with photography by Jennifer Avello
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✨ THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE HAS ARRIVED ✨ Continue reading
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