I’m so elated to make this announcement that I could cry. March…since MARCH of this year, I’ve put blood, sweat, and tears into the making of this brand. Ok, maybe not blood, and maybe not a whole lot of sweat, but replace that with countless hours of writing, of pouring my heart out, and of getting to the knitty gritty of what I wanted to define me–my core, in business, for my clients, my friends, and my life. All of those hours, days, weeks, months, have led me here, to the unveiling of the new Kali Norton Photography, and I could not be more excited! Coincidentally, this launch comes in this beautiful week of Thanksgiving, and I’m extremely grateful. So grateful that we have a GIVEAWAY (scroll to bottom for that). But first, here’s a little glimpse into my soul, into what I desire my clients, friends, and strangers to experience when they come to me for photographs, to read my blog, or even just when we cross paths in the grocery store…
”By chasing our hopes and dreams, we inspire others to chase theirs–by being open and giving of our light, we lift the spirits of others, who then reflect light to another, and another.”
I believe that my best brides, seniors, wives, and mothers come to me because they see glimpses of transparency, combined with my professionalism and talent and know that our souls were meant to work together. We connect because they are inspired and, know of their worth and beauty deep within. Sometimes though, we need to be reminded of the radiance within us, hidden behind the hustle, bustle, and trials life brings. Life is one crazy ride, but I’ve found that professional photographs of myself, Preston, and our life has truly helped me find, inspiration, solace and beauty in what I HAVE instead of what else I want. They are priceless time capsules of organic beauty that I cannot wait to share with my children someday.
I believe in the cozy feeling of a warm soy chai latte.
I believe in the hope a random act of kindness brings.
I believe in the comfort of a clean, inviting home.
I believe in the unconditional love found in an animal or child.
I believe in the zing of the warm summer sun hitting the skin.
I believe in the radiance that lies in every woman.
I believe in the perfection when combining good food, wine, and friends.
I believe in the irrevocable beauty of a creative mind.
I believe in the confidence of a new outfit.
I believe in the brilliance of any smile.
I believe in making life more beautiful by, simply, loving pretty things.
I believe in the beauty found in any breakdown.
I believe in documentation through photographs to affirm life’s charm and serve as a delicate reminder for when the more dismal moments decide to visit. It is art, beauty, that brings us through these moments and reminds us that, somewhere in the muddle, there is radiance.
This is me, this is the core of Kali Norton Photography and the drive behind the documentation that means so much to me, for you. And if you’d like to see more of all that is new, hop on over to the brand spankin’ new shiny website!
And now, as promised, and because it’s Thanksgiving week and I’m very thankful for each and every one of you reading this, I’m giving away TWO things that make my life a little sweeter. The first, is Emily Ley‘s Turquoise Simplified Planner and the second is a $15 Starbucks OR Target gift card (winner’s choice). Both of these make my life easier, or sweeter, on a weekly basis and I want to share the love!
Why? Because I love you. Why else? Because it’s the time of year to show gratitude, and I’m exceptionally grateful.
First Place: Emily Ley’s Simplified Planner in Turquoise
Second Place: $15 Target OR Starbucks Gift Card (winner’s choice)
CONTEST OPENS: Today, November 25th
CONTEST CLOSES: Wednesday, November 26th at midnight (CST)
WHO CAN ENTER? Anyone who “Likes” Kali Norton Photography on Facebook and shares via Facebook (tagging me in commentary) OR anyone who follows @kalinorton on Instagram and shares via Instagram (tagging me in the commentary) OR anyone who comments on this blog.
HERE’S HOW TO ENTER: Each person can have up to THREE entries, one via Facebook share, one via Instagram share, and one by commenting on this post. You DO NOT have to do all three of these to enter, just ONE. However, if you do all three, you will qualify for three entries. (:
Here are more details for each way to enter…
WHAT ARE YOU SHARING ON FACEBOOK? A link to THIS blog post OR to my new, shiny website (www.kalinorton.com). There’s even a convenient tab at the bottom of this post that will let you share, rather easily to Facebook. Don’t forget to tag me and you MUST “Like” Kali Norton Photography on Facebook to qualify. Here‘s the link to my Facebook page.
WHAT ARE YOU SHARING ON INSTAGRAM? I’ve shared a giveaway this morning on my Instagram explaining the giveaway. Regram that photo with the hashtag #kalinortongiveaway and tag me @kalinorton in the comments. You MUST be an instagram follower of me @kalinorton to qualify.
COMMENT ENTRY: Simply submit your comment below, along with your FULL NAME. I can only identify winners who comment with their full name.
Winners will be announced on Thanksgiving Day!