The Weekend Update: Oct 24

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· 17 Secrets Every Target Lover Will Never Tell You. (We don’t like the cart with old receipts either!)

· Have you experienced the dreaded dip? If you give up when faced with resistance, read on.

· Everyday, 550 women are starting a new business. 550. The upcoming documentary, Dream Girl, is telling a few of those stories that are filled to the brim with encouragement.

· “Interestingly”, 10 trigger words to ban from your email now.

· Andy Warhol’s epic Polaroids of the 70s and 80s.

· Inspired by “creative minds are seldom tidy”, 17 Hats is the virtual studio manager you’re not going to be able to work another day without.

· WHOA. It is indeed a small world after all.

· Get the giggles and watch what happens when second graders are treated to a 7 course, $220 meal!

· Intimidated by your ultra successful, super power friend? STOP. You shine more, not less because of them.

· Bon Appetit’s cough suppressant tea you need to bookmark for the impending cold season.

Its yours to grab- feast on life this weekend! xo

Session Spotlight | Rachel Chaney

Rachel Chaney of San Antonio, TX has been a longtime member with us on The Bloom Forum and her seek and find games with the most beautiful light in the Lone Star State have become a welcomed source of motivation to so many of us. With our eyes locked on Rachel’s latest session with her boys fishing with their grandpa, we knew it was a must share. Set on a friend’s fishing dock, we can’t imagine a more perfect location as the backdrop for Rachel’s timeless images sure to become treasured family heirlooms!

My dad took my boys fishing this summer. My daughter and I stopped by about an hour into their adventure. We were greeted by a cooler already half full of fish; two pumped-up boys; and one hard-working Grampy untangling endless knots. Everything was bathed in creamy evening reflected back in the water. I used my Mark III and my Canon 50 mm f/1.2 for the entire shoot.

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If you’re a big fan of Rachel Chaney just like us, stop by her blog for a great collection of inspiration! And to see more from the fishing shoot from above, click here.

Insta roundup from our IG takeover with Wendy VonSosen


It’s that time again, time for our insta-roundup! This month, we are going to showcase some photos that came through when Wendy VonSosen hijacked our IG feed and asked all of our followers to show her your #bloomwonders photos. And without a doubt you all did just that. Take a look yourself:

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clockwise from top left: 1 || 2 || 3 || 4 || 5

group two

clockwise from top left: 1 || 2 || 3 || 4 || 5

So until the next IG takeover, keep tagging your photos with #thebloomforum and follow us here. You could be featured in our daily feed!

The Bloom Team