"Daily Inspiration"

When I first decided that I would become a photographer, I started searching for photography sites and photographers to follow for inspiration and learning.  One of the sites I found was Beyond the Wanderlust.  I was is awe of the beauty of this site.  I would visit Beyond the Wanderlust almost daily to see the pictures and the favorites picked.  I soon started sharing my photos and even submitted a set of photographs to be featured and was turned down.  I continued to visit this site, looking at the different poses, lighting, editing techniques, etc. I was and still am on a mission to learn everything I can to become a great photographer.  There have been many times that I have taken a “break” from looking at this site because it was painful to have your photographs turned down and possibly never looked at but I just could not give up.  

Recently, I submitted these two photographs to Beyond the Wanderlust and to my absolute surprise they were picked as “Fan Favorites” and “Daily Inspiration!”  I could not believe it.  I started jumping up and down and cried off and on throughout the day.  The same site that I go to almost every morning for learning and inspiration featured MY photographs as a source of inspiration for photographers.  I have been on cloud 9 ever since.  I have only been a “working” photographer for about 6 months now, to have two of my photographs picked truly touches my heart and further fuels my desires for photography.  Everyone measures success in a different way, and I feel I have been successful thus far.  I have studied and taught myself photography in my home while being a mother/wife/personal trainer/yoga instructor/group fitness instructor, I have been paid several times to take photographs of families, I have been told by several people that I am a true artist, my photographs have been given away as Christmas presents, and now two of my photographs have been picked as a source of inspiration to others.  This is success to me.  Having an outlet for my creative side and making my clients very happy is all I ever wanted.

I am still and will always be on a mission to improve my skills and my creativity as a photographer.  There is so much that I do not know, for example… photoshop!  I am a Lightroom girl but I have plans to learn photoshop.  I would imagine that will take a while.  We are all on a path to learning more, improving our skills and chasing our dreams.  With hardwork and dedication, our dreams will come true.

One little success at a time.

Blessings, 

Emily Mariani

I can’t believe this!  I went back through #beyondthewanderlust page just to look at the photographs picked and I found another one of my photographs!  The #juicy baby shoes picture of mine made it!!!!  I’m on cloud 9.  Thank you so much @jessicaklausphotog 🙏💜
#emilymarianiphotography #photographer #familyphotography #babyphotography #maternityphotography#juicycouture#babyshoes#expecting#nikon #art#artist #excited#happy

I can’t believe this! I went back through #beyondthewanderlust page just to look at the photographs picked and I found another one of my photographs! The #juicy baby shoes picture of mine made it!!!! I’m on cloud 9. Thank you so much @jessicaklausphotog 🙏💜
#emilymarianiphotography #photographer #familyphotography #babyphotography #maternityphotography#juicycouture#babyshoes#expecting#nikon #art#artist #excited#happy

MY PICTURE made their favorites list!!!!!!😃😃😃😃😃 it’s the black and white picture of my uncle and my nephew in the middle.  I have studied and worked so hard for almost a year to better my work and hope to make this list and I finally did it!  I am beyond happy and crying tears of absolute joy.  Thank you #beyondthewanderlust 
Your site has been my inspiration.  You put the most beautiful work up.  I can’t believe I’m on it.  Thank you @jessicaklausphotog

MY PICTURE made their favorites list!!!!!!😃😃😃😃😃 it’s the black and white picture of my uncle and my nephew in the middle. I have studied and worked so hard for almost a year to better my work and hope to make this list and I finally did it! I am beyond happy and crying tears of absolute joy. Thank you #beyondthewanderlust
Your site has been my inspiration. You put the most beautiful work up. I can’t believe I’m on it. Thank you @jessicaklausphotog

"True joy blossoms in the garden of inner peace."
~Milan Ljubincic
#emilymarianiphotography #naturephotography#flowers#garden#beauty#outdoors#nikon #b&w#innerpeace#joy#art#artist#creativity #houston #kingwood #te xas#photooftheday #photographer #instaphoto

"True joy blossoms in the garden of inner peace."
~Milan Ljubincic
#emilymarianiphotography #naturephotography#flowers#garden#beauty#outdoors#nikon #b&w#innerpeace#joy#art#artist#creativity #houston #kingwood #te xas#photooftheday #photographer #instaphoto

"I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will."

~Charlotte Brontë
#quotes #freedom #freespirit#yoga #peace#courage #livethislifefreely#loveyourself#dontcompare#dontjudge#behappy

"I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will."

~Charlotte Brontë
#quotes #freedom #freespirit#yoga #peace#courage #livethislifefreely#loveyourself#dontcompare#dontjudge#behappy

"I know places we can go, babe
I know places we can go, babe
The high won’t fail here, babe
No, the high won’t hurt here, babe”

"I know places we can go, babe
I know places we can go, babe
Where the highs won’t bring you down, babe
No, the highs won’t hurt you there, babe”

#lykkeli#lyrics#iknowplaces#yoga#yogaeverydamnday #feelthehighs#yogamom #strongbody #stretch #flexibility #freedom #adventures #exercise

"I know places we can go, babe
I know places we can go, babe
The high won’t fail here, babe
No, the high won’t hurt here, babe”

"I know places we can go, babe
I know places we can go, babe
Where the highs won’t bring you down, babe
No, the highs won’t hurt you there, babe”

#lykkeli#lyrics#iknowplaces#yoga#yogaeverydamnday #feelthehighs#yogamom #strongbody #stretch #flexibility #freedom #adventures #exercise

"the light broke in and brought me to my feet…"
#yoga#yogaeverydamnday #yogamom #februarysevenlyrics#lyrics#fitmom #light#sunshine#exercise #flexibility #openyourheart#bepresent#feel

"the light broke in and brought me to my feet…"
#yoga#yogaeverydamnday #yogamom #februarysevenlyrics#lyrics#fitmom #light#sunshine#exercise #flexibility #openyourheart#bepresent#feel

The best #cobrapose and #savasana I’ve had in a while ☺️
#yoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogamom #family#babyyoga#cute#sweet#fitmom

The best #cobrapose and #savasana I’ve had in a while ☺️
#yoga #yogaeverydamnday #yogamom #family#babyyoga#cute#sweet#fitmom

…open the access to your heart and write down what your voice is whispering… 💓🙏✌️
~John Geddes
#openyourheart#quotes#yoga#yogaeverydamnday #yogamom #fitmom #exercise #flexibility#strongbody #stretch#spine#glutes#skinny#leanbody

…open the access to your heart and write down what your voice is whispering… 💓🙏✌️
~John Geddes
#openyourheart#quotes#yoga#yogaeverydamnday #yogamom #fitmom #exercise #flexibility#strongbody #stretch#spine#glutes#skinny#leanbody

#truth#quotes#johnkeats#library #books#thehouseofwind#titaniahardie

#truth#quotes#johnkeats#library #books#thehouseofwind#titaniahardie