Anniversary + Photo Session Giveaway!

I didn’t really wake up knowing it was the anniversary of my blog. It was when I logged on to Facebook and saw a “On This Day,” post that I realized. Holy shit guys, one whole year. To be even more honest, I didn’t think I would make it this far. I usually don’t last once I start these ventures, as I can easily get distracted and overwhelmed. However, this, I stuck with. I know that some of you have stuck with me too, which is why with this anniversary I have decided to give back. As you all know, or at least, should know by now, I started Holmes Photography. Photography has been a passion of mine for I don’t know how long, and with my mom buying me my first DSLR camera for my birthday, I decided to try and do it more professionally. One thing that I have learned is that photography can be a powerful thing. And with my sunflower session being a huge success, I decided to add that in as an option within the next couple of weeks. It won’t be an expensive session, but I aim to help people get through whatever self-love rut they are in, whether they have been struggling recently, or for a good part of their life. I love showing people how much they are beautiful sunflowers. That’s part of the reason I put my blog through a rebrand. So many people were struggling with the very same things I am, and I figured everyone could use someone that resonated with them. Since then, I’ve had people message or text me to tell me how much they had been through, and how they were learning more about themselves each day. It just warms my heart knowing that I am helping people. So I want to help even more. I am giving away 2 Sunflower Photo Sessions. Two people will get the chance to experience what’s to come with my Sunflower sessions. These sessions will last an hour, and the winners will receive any and all photos that are not throwaways, blurry, and that meet my expectations for professional quality. The minimum number of photos the recipients will receive is 10. They can be at any location in the Hampton Roads Area of Virginia, and must be redeemed between June and August. The giveaway will last from April 19, 2017 until May…

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The One Thing You Need to Accomplish Anything

No, it isn’t magic, pixie dust, or luck. It’s actually something extremely simple and anyone can do it. All you have to do, is believe. No, I am not kidding. That is literally the secret to success. You see, it’s the backbone to anything you wish to succeed in. You will accomplish nothing if you do not believe you can. I mean, why are you even bothering yourself with it? You have a dream that you want to open a pastry shop, but don’t believe you ever be able to. You don’t believe in your ability enough to get that pastry shop one day. So why bother with having the dream? Seems silly really. I am a firm believer that if you believe in yourself nothing else will matter. Now I could be totally wrong about this. You may be in a situation or may can think of a situation where believing in yourself did nothing for you. That’s okay, I am not here to discredit you. All I am saying is, I had a dream and if it weren’t for me believing in myself, I would have never gotten there. (You and read about that journey here.) Granted, a lot of crap happened and I ultimately had to give it up, but I still made it there and even got the t-shirt. So it works, you just have to allow it to. You need to want to do for yourself before you expect it from others. Did you know that a lot of people have their own lives and will usually use that as an excuse as to why they don’t have time to care about yours? That has actually happened to me A LOT.  Want to know what helps? When you believe in yourself. People want to know that you are confident in yourself before they invest time in you. They want reassurance that you aren’t just depending solely on them. It’s kinda rude, I know, but it’s just how some people work. But can you really blame them? You want all of their time, but you don’t even believe that you will succeed, so why should they? well they should, but the point here is so should you. Whatever your dream may be. Whatever goal you may have. It’s awesome, because you’re awesome. Don’t just let it stay a dream though. Believe in your ability, your strength,…

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