Ahhh! I am so excited for the winner of this next giveaway!! Hold tight because this is a really long post…i know i am long winded today…but it’s a lot of information and I promise you want to get to the end of this post!!!
Our featured photographer might not need an introduction. If you know Natalie Norton‘s story you have probably stalked, ok followed is a better word haha, her blog and seen, read her journey. If you have never heard her name (hello, where have you been?!) grab your tissue box cancel your afternoon plans and get to reading….—> here.
Many people would of crawled into a hole and never come out after something as tramatic as losing a child, but Natalie picked herself up and figured out how to persevere through the pain of her situation, building herself back up….and in doing so she found this new person, her TRUE, AUTHENTIC self.
And most importantly she had these amazing little ones and a husband to live for and it was important for her to be there for them.[blogshow id=b1d1 player=0 autoplay=0 toolbar=1]
From there the BREATHE Intensive was born. Natalie wanted to start a revolution, a revolution to help other women, who happen to be entrepreneurs. Women who were struggling through their own issues and in turn struggling to make it all work with their own lives. I (Tory) was lucky enough to attend the first session last year at WPPI in Las Vegas and it was truly life changing. I often am asked how I do it all. Kids, Husband, Business Owner, Family Member, Friend. Truthfully, I had NO AIR, I was constantly juggling and struggling and feeling like I was always letting someone down and I had NO IDEA how I was going to keep all the balls in the air. The Breathe Intensive forces you to sit down and do the hard work to figure it out, it gives you uninterrupted time to do the foot work….all guided by Natalie. I met some amazing women all going through similar issues I was going through. In a weird way, a year later….I feel like i have more time, I am stronger, my family is stronger, and I got through this holiday season without wanting to completely quit photography!! (If you are a portrait photographer you know that is a feat in itself!!) While it will always be a work in progress, I am working my plan. And it is possible!!! And bottom line, I believe with all my heart in what Natalie is doing for women entrepreneur’s!!!
A few other members had very poignant things to say as well:
“It changed me in a very profound and special way. That day a small spark was lit within my being that allowed me to view clearly, if only for a moment, what I wanted for my life. I saw not only what I wanted, but that I was capable and worthy of attaining it. It was a very small step that, to this day, is making BIG changes.”
“This intensive was full of amazing inspiration. It was also full of practicality. The tips and tricks I learned for successfully balancing my many jobs as a woman are invaluable. I can honestly say that the Breathe Intensive changed my life and likely saved my family. All of us, my kids, my husband, my clients, and myself are all happier since I attended Breathe. Balance IS possible! I didn’t used to believe it was!”
OK so let’s get to the good info!! Natalie is SO GENEROUSLY giving one of our readers a seat to her SOLD OUT – ALL NEW Breathe Intensive in Las Vegas on February, 18th!!! How amazing is that?!! This is the last possible way to get in!
Here’s how to enter!!!
1.) Comment on THIS blog post saying why you are ready to Breathe.
I just entered to win a free seat to @NatalieNorton’s SOLD OUT Las Vegas Breathe Intensive from @LetTheKids! http://letthekids.com/?p=3849
Winner will be chosen on Friday!!!
GOOD LUCK to you all!!!!!!
Tory + Wendy
*Natalie’s images were all shot with a Canon 5d mk II on a family vacation to San Diego. She said she loves these images of her kids just being. . . alive. They are so refreshing and heart warming.
P.S. Lucky lucky Dawn Sparks is our winner of the $50 Richard Photo Lab coupon. It can be used for anything (except Roes orders)!!