My Year of Taking Chances

Last year I told myself, “I’m going to make 2017 my year”. Now, let’s review what happened since last January…

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JANUARY- Eli and I moved off Hatteras Island and into a cute little duplex in Carrboro, NC to start our life together.

APRIL- I became an official business owner and really started to build my brand.

JUNE- Married to the love of my life!

JULY- Started offering weddings and launched my new website and brand.

AUGUST- Started offering One-on-one Mentoring.

OCTOBER- Started working as The Caroline Doll photographer!

NOVEMBER- Eli and I made the move to Richmond, VA!

DECEMBER- Eli and I are living happily in our first home together! 

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Wow… This really was my year. I pushed myself to take chances, to just go for it, whether it worked out or not! Through the wedding planning craziness, traveling all over the East Coast for sessions, mentoring and shooting weddings, leaving the country twice, moving twice, making big life decisions, working two jobs and other small jobs on the side, and trying to grow my photography business… it has been a challenging, yet very joyful year. To think that I did all of those things within a year makes me so humble and thankful! It seems like every year gets better and better with my husband by my side, supporting everything I do.  

I made several business goals last New Years and I accomplished every one of them. I did so much more than I could ever imagine and I sometimes can’t believe I did it all. When you really set your mind to the goals you want to accomplish, you WILL get there! You can’t be afraid of what people might think, or concerned you won’t be good at it, or just hold off until you feel more comfortable. Get out of your comfort zone, have a little faith, believe in yourself, make moves, and be your own cheerleader! TAKE CHANCES.

If you weren’t satisfied with what you accomplished in 2017, then 2018 will be your year!! Start your goal sheet now. Write them down, type them out, make sure they are right in your face every single day. Push yourself to make shit (pardon my french) happen!!!!

Let 2018 be your year of taking chances, new beginnings, big accomplishments, lots of success, and happiness! 

XO Remy

 

Surprise Proposal at ECU!

I’ve been waiting too long to share this special day on the blog! Morgan and I had this ECU graduation session planned for a long time. Just a few days before I was going to meet her, I got a (secret) phone call from Morgan’s soon-to-be sister-in-law, Jenna. She informed me that Morgan’s boyfriend, Alex, was planning to propose at the end of the graduation session!!! Naturally, I freaked out with excitement and couldn’t wait for the big moment! Jenna and I came up with a solid plan and we were ready for the mission! 🙂

When the session/engagement day arrived, I met up with Morgan just like any other graduation session would start. I was introduced to some family members and Alex, who “just wanted to come along” for the session. Little did she know, they were all there for the big surprise proposal… but, I will let the pictures tell the rest of the story.

This was easily one of the best moments I was asked to be a part of through my business. I mean seriously, I love having a role in major life celebrations, and this was a BIG one. There’s nothing like seeing love explode right in front of your eyes and seeing that moment being shared with the people who love them the most. It was incredible and yes, I literally cried. In front of everyone.

Thank you, Morgan and Alex, for allowing me to be a part of this time of graduating at ECU and getting engaged to the love of your life. This is the most exciting time of your life, and I hope you enjoy every moment of it! CONGRATULATIONS, wishing you all the love and blessings in your future!!

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Biase Party of 4

AUNT REMY HAS NEVER BEEN SO EXCITED! I’m going to have a niece soon!!!

I seriously can’t wait to spoil this little girl with every sparkly, pink, pretty thing I can find! 🙂 My sister-in-law, Christielee, is literally the most amazing mother and I am so thankful I can learn allllll the things from her before Eli and I start a family. My brother, Dyan, is such a fun-loving, sweet Dad. He works so hard to support his family and it’s incredible to watch. I admire these two more than they know and I love this family so much that I could cry thinking about it! I mean, just look at my nephew… he’s the cutest kid I’ve ever freakin’ seen!!! Wait until you see those photos at the end!!

The Biase family is growing and growing and I’m loving every minute of it. I can’t wait to meet this cutie baby girl in December! Taking photos for family members is one of my favorite things and I’m so happy they asked me to do this maternity shoot. This baby is going to be welcomed into the world with a beautiful, loving family and a big fat camera in her face! 🙂 Being an Aunt is such a blessing. <3 

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And my favorite Brax face……LOL

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XO Remy

Downtown Petersburg Couple’s Session

Remember when I did a fun giveaway for a couples session when I launched my new website!? These two newlyweds won, and it couldn’t have been more amazing!!!! After getting married in July, they both moved to Virginia, all the way from California! A romantic and joyful photo shoot in the new city was a perfect way to celebrate their big move! Adjusting to a new state and being far from family and friends can being SO stressful and really hard. I’m happy we could do this to give them a small break and take a little tour of Petersburg! We met up downtown and I was blown away at how adorable it was!! They made my job incredibly easy while loving on each other the entire session!

THANK YOU to the Kirchers for entering my giveaway and being a joy to work with! Xo

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XO Remy

Engagement Session in RVA

In honor of these two lovely people getting married this weekend (EEE YAY!!), I figured I would share their sweet engagement session from this past winter! Kayla was my random roommate during my first year at East Carolina University. Sure enough, after her soon-to-be hubby proposed a few years later, she reached out to book their engagement session with me!

I was seriously SO excited for this! Kayla and Randy are crazy fun, so in love, and they just radiate happiness!! This particular winter day was, of course, absolutely FREEZING.  I don’t know how she did it, but she was really a trooper wearing those dresses in that frigid weather! She looked stunning and these images are some of my favorites!! Cloudy skies turned into the most perfect golden hour. You’ll definitely want to stick around to see how this session ended on Libby Hill! Allll the heart eyes for that lighting and these two love birds! 🙂 

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XO Remy