Always been a misfit in school, my family until the pressure of other people's expectations made me shrink myself to keep others comfortable.
This pressure poured over into my business when I started it in 2010 after I had given birth to my child, Laura.
Being in an all white town and having dealt with racism and bullying, I felt the need to once again make myself as palatable as possible in order to get clients.
I used my middle name, Natasha, to fit in. My branding was generic small town mom-tog and completely unaligned and I was doing family & child photography even though I hated it.
In 2018 I finally listened to my heart and shut it all down, moved to a new city and began shooting models musicians & designing brands.
but I was still hiding my name and not owning my full expression because I was still stuck in the belief that I was too much like I had heard so many times in my life.
My old branding. So out of alignment!
As I got introduced to spirituality, Astrology and Human Design, I started to realize that I was not meant to hide! All of the things that I had been hiding were the same things that were going to help me stand out in the online space.
I dove deep into reconnecting with myself and decided that I wanted to make sure I led by example so my child would never have to feel like they had to hide parts of themselves for any reason.
The deeper I connected to myself and and detached from the societal expectations, the more my business grew, the more my network grew.
The more I honored what my internal compass was calling for, the more empowered I became to show up as my most authentic self.