Work Your Plan

Bullet Journaling, DIY, Ellijay Georgia, Photography, Projects

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Lately, as my workload has increased along with my personal creative endeavors, I am finding it more and more difficult to keep track of all I want and need to. Once upon a time I was able to easily recall everything that laid ahead of me. Now, years later, the list of errands and tasks and projects I have seem to come into my memory like a drift of wind, just to breeze away again at the hint of the slightest recall. With the recent surge in the bullet journal trend & planners, I finally decided to give in and see what the fuss was all about.

I’m not usually a consistent person, except for in my inconsistency. Ideas, energy, creativity, all come in spurts, and these spurts are just as inconsistent-sometimes lasting a month or a season, sometimes only a few days or a handful of hours. Therefore, it is incredibly important to me to get things done when I can. This is when that remembering comes in handy.

Write It Down

I’ve always been one for checklists. Back in school (too  many years ago for me to mention here!) I loved having teachers who gave a list of upcoming work, because I was one to get things done early and out of the way, leaving plenty of time for other endeavors. That need for lists carries through to today. Because, while I am not consistent, I am very highly organized, and it seemed to me that if I began writing down & organizing my to-do lists, I could perhaps, be much more productive.

Plan Your Work & Work Your Plan| Blog| Instagram| Leslie Byrd Photography| Ellijay, GAWriting things down tends to increase your chances of doing those things. Planning helps you to organize & prioritize those things, setting goals, eliminating tasks, expanding ideas. It can seem complicated or even unnecessary at first. But when you find the tools that work for you, it makes everything simpler. Yes, it will take your time and commitment to execute. It will also be an extreme help in getting you to where you want to be. And there is just something so incredibly satisfying in checking something off of your list.

Now, don’t get me wrong; I’m not crazy with my lists, and I don’t plan everything-(though, there are times of anxiety when that doesn’t seem like a bad idea.)

My life currently consists of mainly my kids/family, massage therapy, artistic outlets, food, & writing. When creating/looking for my perfect planner, I basically needed to organize two of these: my daily “to-do” list, and my blog writing. It took a bit of trial & error, but I think I’ve finally found it.

Recollections

Plan Your Work & Work Your Plan| Blog| Instagram| Leslie Byrd Photography| Ellijay, GAI tried other planners & printouts, & finally found this one from Michael’s that was simple, beautiful, & works for me. I love the variety of inserts & stickers you can purchase separately, to add to the planner & make it your own. If you need to simplify or expand your journaling/organizing you can, with very little effort.

Change it up to fit your needs.
Decorate.
Prioritize.
Record.

There’s even plenty of space for me to art journal and to jot down quotes and poetry!

Loving my new #recollectionsplanner from @michaelsstores Plan Your Work & Work Your Plan| Blog| Instagram| Leslie Byrd Photography| Ellijay, GA

 

Shop for Your Own Recollections Planner

Do what you love, Love what you do

When you do what you love and love what you do, life becomes both simpler and fuller, more enjoyable, and better balanced. You start to find peace, and things come more at ease. For me, these planners keep me organized, & help me in doing all of that.

 

What is your favorite planner? Did you buy yours or make your own? What do you use your planners for? Tell me in the comments!

~Poetry. Life. Photography.
Leslie Byrd Photography 🌹📷

 

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You will fall for this… Valentine Session & Freebie

Clients, Cover Photo, Ellijay Georgia, Families, Freebies, Holiday, Love, Mini Sessions, Photography, Portraits, Sessions, Template, Valentine

Every Love Story is Beautiful…

And Leslie Byrd Photography wants to help you capture it!

Couples are among my favorite to photograph; the love, the emotions, the beauty of connection! And right now I am offering a special on ALL Session Fees!

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Savings You will Simply Fall For…

The remainder of January 2017, and all of February, save 10% off of ANY session fee!
PLUS receive an absolutely free complimentary heart-shaped snow globe cover photo image to display on your profile! This goes hand-in-hand with everything else you receive, including two absolutely free complimentary photo gifts. That is a great deal!!!

Leslie Byrd Photography was ranked within the Top 10 Most Popular Photographers on ViewBug.com. Whether In-Studio or On-Location, work with us today, and find out why!

Availability is limited. Schedule your session today!

And a FREE Template for Photographers!

Valentine Heart Snow Globe| Leslie Byrd Photography| Ellijay Georgia| GA PhotographerShow off your favorite couples photographs with this absolutely FREE Valentine’s Snow-globe Template. My free template for photographers features a heart-shaped snow-globe filled with red heart confetti and white snow, falling around the image you must want to display and feature. The snow-globe is set on dark cherry wood base, and marked with the current year. The background has a pink and purple bokeh, and highlights one of my favorite love quotes; each layer is fully customizable in Photoshop, so you can use what is provided, or change it up to make it your own. Get your free template here.

I hope you all enjoy!

From Leslie Byrd Photography!
Leslie📷❤️

THIS IMAGE WAS CAPTURED, CREATED, AND EDITED BY LESLIE BYRD PHOTOGRAPHY (THAT’S ME!), WITH A NIKON D3100 DSLR CAMERA (SEMI-PROFESSIONAL GRADE BUT STILL KINDA FANCY!).

©2017 Leslie Byrd Photography

This image is the sole property of Leslie Byrd, Leslie Byrd Creative, & Leslie Byrd Photography (so no stealing!), & may not be copied, altered, reproduced, or printed without the sole written consent of Leslie Byrd Photography (otherwise you’re ripping off my work, or you might not get good quality prints!).
They may only be shared directly from this page, and other pages where this link appears, with credit given to Leslie Byrd Photography (PLEASE stop cropping out my watermark! I worked hard and would like people to know I took these pictures!).

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Happy New Year! & Downloadable Cover Photo Template

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Thankful for The Old…

2016 brought the official start of Leslie Byrd Photography.

I had an engagement session, two weddings, several portrait sessions, a few family sessions (including one precious newborn), a session with a local band, and a redesign of my website. I am now on Instagram, I’m currently verified on Google, and I’m slowly getting noticed on ViewBug.com and Twitter.

Like most photographers, I have had a slow start. But I am enjoying much of the process, and growing so much along the way. There have been several steps forward, several steps back…and I am SO INCREDIBLY THANKFUL for all who have taken steps with me along the way. You all are amazing, and I cannot wait to see what this next year holds!

Anticipating the New…

Thank you, 2016, and here’s to anticipating whatever 2017 brings!

I am hoping to continue with sessions throughout this new year; I have several ideas in mind, and I look forward to meeting new friends and clients and helping to capture many more memories. I look for opportunities and inspiration everywhere!

And a FREE GIFT for you!

Speaking of opportunities and inspiration, I would like to offer you this FREE DOWNLOAD of my New Year/Celebration Photo Tile Template; just click the link and download to open and edit in Photoshop. Let me know how it works for you, and feel free to email me, or comment with any questions. I am pretty sure this is my first available download, so I hope it works for you, and that you all like it!

You can get it HERE.

Happy New Year!
From Leslie Byrd Photography!
Leslie📷❤️

THIS IMAGE WAS CAPTURED, CREATED, AND EDITED BY LESLIE BYRD PHOTOGRAPHY (THAT’S ME!), WITH A NIKON D3100 DSLR CAMERA (SEMI-PROFESSIONAL GRADE BUT STILL KINDA FANCY!).

©2017 Leslie Byrd Photography

This image is the sole property of Leslie Byrd, Leslie Byrd Creative, & Leslie Byrd Photography (so no stealing!), & may not be copied, altered, reproduced, or printed without the sole written consent of Leslie Byrd Photography (otherwise you’re ripping off my work, or you might not get good quality prints!).
They may only be shared directly from this page, and other pages where this link appears, with credit given to Leslie Byrd Photography (PLEASE stop cropping out my watermark! I worked hard and would like people to know I took these pictures!).

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Holiday Freebie!

Christmas, Freebies, Holiday, Photography, Projects

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Merry Christmas!

I hope everyone had a great Christmas yesterday! I spent the morning in the mountains with my littles, sipping on hot coffee and watching them excitedly open their presents. (I got a few, too, unexpectedly!) We then took a nice two-hour drive south to visit some of my family for the evening, where we had our annual dinner and played some fun games, before the babies went to stay with their dad and step-family for the remainder of the holiday week.

All-in-all it’s been a nice and eventful holiday, full of love and fun!

I’ve been keeping busy on homework; as some of you know I am currently in school, taking massage therapy courses, and I am trying to get ahead while we are on break. But I am still doing my best to keep the creativity and take some time to myself as well! Photography and art has always been my passion, and I do my best to dedicate at least a few hours each week to this outlet.

Holiday Freebie!

I just need to take a moment, and give a shout out to Photobacks for providing their fans and customers with these awesome FREE snow globe template downloads! To the best of my knowledge, they are still obtainable as of this post; go and get them now while they are still available! And please go to their Facebook page and tell them we sent you!

Christmas Snow Globe| Leslie Byrd Photography

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!

What has been your favorite Christmas or holiday freebie? Please share in the comments, as well as your snowglobe creations; we’d love to see them! Happy Holidays!!!

Leslie📷❤️

THIS IMAGE WAS CAPTURED, CREATED, AND EDITED BY LESLIE BYRD PHOTOGRAPHY (THAT’S ME!), WITH A NIKON D3100 DSLR CAMERA (SEMI-PROFESSIONAL GRADE BUT STILL KINDA FANCY!).

©2016 Leslie Byrd Photography

This image is the sole property of Leslie Byrd, Leslie Byrd Creative, & Leslie Byrd Photography (so no stealing!), & may not be copied, altered, reproduced, or printed without the sole written consent of Leslie Byrd Photography (otherwise you’re ripping off my work, or you might not get good quality prints!).
They may only be shared directly from this page, and other pages where this link appears, with credit given to Leslie Byrd Photography (PLEASE stop cropping out my watermark! I worked hard and would like people to know I took these pictures!).

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DiY Camera Strap

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imageNo Sew.

I repeat. No. Sew.

And simple.  Inexpensive. Stylish. Comfortable.

You will LOVE this strap,

and wonder why didn’t I think of that sooner?

All you need for this DIY is your camera, two keychains with both a medium-sized ring and lobster clasp each, and an infinity scarf in any color or print.

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Instructions:

  1. Make sure you have your keychains (two of them, both with a medium ring and lobster clasp); I chose two with my initials, but you can choose smaller ones, or even plain ones with nothining on them. It is up to you! Also you need an infinity scarf. Choose and color or patten you like. I prefer soft and stretchy materials, as they tend to be more comfortable and easy to work with.
  2. Remove the lobster clasp from one of the rings; go aheas and clip it on to one side of your camera. While you are at it, if you’d like, also take the charm or decoration off the same ring, and slide it on to the other ring.
  3. This should leave you with one plain ring, and another ring that has a lobster clasp and two charms.
  4. Most infinity scarfs are too thick for this project. Lay yours flat on a hard surface, and cut the scarf in half. Make sure not to cut on either seam. You are wanting to basically cut it to create two smaller infinity scarfs. You can use one for the camera, and still have one to wear! 😊
  5. Pull on the scarf a bit to help the newly cut side to roll. Shake it out so any loose bits will fall out. Now take your key ring with charms and clasp, and split one side open. If it is too tight, you can carefully slide scissors in between the ring slots to make it wider. You are wanting the opening just big enough to slide an end of the scarf through.
  6. Once the scarf is in, remove scissors, and move the ring around until the scarf is in.
  7. Repeat with the other ring to get the scarf through it. Once both rings are on the scarf, attach the plain ring to the lobster clasp on the camera. Attach the second keychain using the other lobster clasp.
You now have a cute, custom camera strap!

One of the best things about this strap is that if the fabric is stretchable, you can wear this around your neck or shoulder as a standard strap, OR you can wrap it on your wrist for a more secure hold on your camera.

Camera with DiY Camera Strap


What do you think? Clever, right? Tell me your thoughts in the comments.

~Leslie Byrd Photography 📷❤️

 

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