Welcome to Laura Foote Photo of Tampa, FL! Laura provides natural light photography for incredible entrepreneurs + artists, adventurous couples, and the sweetest newborns. I whole heartedly believe that my job is to illustrate the story you are living!
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I love y'all. Your awesome hearts and encouraging words. This platform is a serious gift thanks to you and I just want to 💛🙋🏼 you after #theimperfectboss posts and chats this week!
It's a rainy, spring-feeling morning in Tampa today and I'm currently loving @everylastdetailblog's sun-drenched, floral, rescue pup-filled maternity images! I'm also trying to figure out if I should take @callielindsey to @bartacolife, @minidoughnutfactory or let's face it, both 🙈 #priorities. And hey, this new gallery feature is fun not just for portraits but for more "real life" to show up behind a key image! What do you think about the update? 🎉💕 #laurafootephoto @shoppinkblush
Today @callielindsey & I volunteered nearly walking distance from #ourcornerlot, and I was humbly reminded that within 5 miles of our home over 500 people are served free lunch everyday. And it both wrecks and inspires me in the best of ways to live in this context, but it can make my business feel like total cotton candy fluff. And then I get angry. The disparity. The privilege gap. The entitlement blinders. The racial lines. What in the world can my business do about any of that? Is it actually getting in the way? I know it's a massive gift, but these are thoughts that cross my mind daily as I battle to live in the tension of beautiful perfection and gritty reality. Even saying "the struggle is real" seems disrespect-able to the reality outside my door 💛 #theimperfectboss #messyheartmusings @imperfectbosses @ashley.beaudin
#theimperfectboss campaign (aka #messyheartmusings meets #laurafootephoto 😅🙌🏻🙈) is running fierce this week and I am already so encouraged by everything being shared! Failures, relationships, finances- small business life is not at all for the faint of heart and yet I'm so grateful for how it has transformed our life! 3 years ago J and I were babysitting for extra money and I was praying to book- whew, those days were hard but also so important.
I'm still a major work in progress, and my current battle truth for today? I'm trying to prep my heart to love his baby as much as I love this work. Now of course I love her like crazy- that's not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about choosing her first after an impossible day where that little voice shows up and says "work for *just* 20 minutes to feel like you actually got something done". And an hour later I've missed bath time. Or loving her without distraction, even when my responsibility trait says that I have clients who need me just as much.
Bringing her into a business that is so life giving, yet has the potential to suck it all away if I don't pray, set boundaries, ask for accountability, and pray some more is scary. And I feel awful. Because I have friends praying for babies. Praying for business. And here I am, feeling like I'm taking them both for granted already 💛@theimperfectbosses @ashley.beaudin #28weeks
Dainty hexagons to remember these God-given 9 months of she + I and three delicate beads for our little family. Some gifts you could search high and low for but never find until it's right in front of you. So thankful @blossomandshine was at @indieflea today (no shame that I teared up at her booth when we found this). It's already joined the handful of precious things I have that I hope to be able to pull out of a little memory box someday when I'm old and wanting to remember 💛 #storieslovewrites #footesintheheights #hello29
We're bday-staycation-venturing in our city for the next 24 hours and I'm already 😍🙌🏻 Brunching in our hood at @oxandfields, then to @indieflea before we catch a dolphin tour from our snagged-on-@hotwire hotel and finally, dinner + dessert in #soho. Dressed in real clothes, y'all. Because leaving the house requires real clothes 😂 Last birthdays before baby = stay thrifty but go big at home. Love Tampa! And this break from theater + photo life to enjoy it with my best guy 🎈💛 #growingoldtogethersince03 #footesintheheights
It's my birthday weekend and our baby girl is officially due 3 months from today! I'd call this a happy FriYAY indeed! 💕🎉🎈#bestgiftever #TGIF #hello29
Missing these beauties (and Savannah!) right about now! My heart is chasing intentional connections these days, both in life and business-- small scale, deep, and purposeful. Think pajamas meets crazy strategic planning, and action steps to actually move on things meets late night, warm chocolate chip cookies. Anyone else going 🙋🏼💡💕 to this idea? Because a few of us have our wheels turning about some opportunities this year and we'd love to hear from you! 💕 #themastermindretreat #lfpbts #lifeincommunity
Because when @shaycochrane creates something this gorgeous, it has got to be shared for errrrryone to enjoy. You are ... no WE are SO loved, my friends! 💕💌🏹 #happyvday #Heloves #scstockshop
When your job is to treat every day like it's February 14th 😍❣️🏹 #laurafootephoto @yunzbunz
After I take K to school I give myself an hour to "warmup" for work-- eating breakfast in the living room, watching @thetodayshow, snuggling the pups and popping open my laptop for a few emails. Then I head to the Y and when I get home, it's office time!
Well this weekend we bought a $20 hammock from @ikeausa and it's officially up between two of our giant urban lot trees in the back. So this morning I moved my warmup outside and it was the best thing ever. Even eating my little granola bar while the hammock gently swayed felt so calming! And email with a breeze? Yesssss. I'm reminded of what a gift this schedule, business and work is in moments like this and it's a wonderful way to start a new week!
What's part of your routine that you love or a place you feel super calm and at peace? 💕#lfpbts #ourcornerlot