The Weekend Update : Nov 21

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via Melissa Grey

· Join our growing community for a creative holiday under the sun at [SEE] Palm Springs. Complete details will be unveiled December 3!

· Check out this Thanksgiving one-two punch: a magnificent shortcut to mashed potatoes and a revolutionary way to introduce a pumpkin pie this Thanksgiving!

· We adore this beautifully collected South Florida home featured on the Glitter Guide photographed by our own spectacular Hannah Mayo.

· How to never ever live the nightmare of losing your client’s images.

· Taking small scale sabbaticals is among the easy ways to give yourself the chance to live like you’re dying.

· “Everyone who’s taken a shower has an idea. It’s the person who gets out of the shower, dries off and does something about it who makes a difference.”

· The hilarity that ensues when you hand over a 35mm film camera to a kidlet of the iPhone generation. What’s it doing?

· Whatever dish you were dealt this Thanksgiving, you’re sure to find a match from this incredibly mouth watering Thanksgiving recipe roundup!

· Rest stops aren’t particularly known for their beauty but the photo series Passages shows them in a whole new artistic light that’s got us craving the road.

· Change up your routine and add one of these storytelling Podcasts to your next late night editing sesh.

· Tell them or show them. Why stories are so important.

· They say adults are on their phones 58 minutes a day so lets start off this weekend spending those minutes with positive vibes.

Today and everyday, we are thankful for YOU. Eat your heart out this Thanksgiving and end it thank-full! xo

Session Spotlight | Summer Murdock

Tis the season for the mad dash of emails and phone calls coming your way for family sessions! If you need a spark, Mrs. Summer Murdock, no stranger to Everything Bloom, has a knack for capturing the perfect shot at the perfect time whether it be through her Instagram or her blog. Because of the mix of her extraordinary timing and vision, her online collections rank as some our favorite sources for inspiration to kick start the inner mojo. This serene session with its unexpected “guest” is just what we mean! Right place. Right time. Right girl.

This family came all the way to Salt Lake City from Texas on vacation. I am always honored when families spend their precious vacation time having me photograph them. We had a wonderful time in this amazing setting and at the end of the night I planned for a special guest to visit these Texans….A MOOSE! Yeah, we got photobombed by a giant moose. It was a super cool (albeit a tad frightening) way to wrap up our session…and now this family has a portrait with a moose. I’m sure not many people can claim that.

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