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LETS BREATHE + a giveaway | Natalie Norton

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.

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 OUTALL 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.

2.) Tweet:
I just entered to win a free seat to @NatalieNorton’s SOLD OUT Las Vegas Breathe Intensive from @LetTheKids! http://letthekids.com/?p=3849

If you don’t tweet you just make sure you like both Natalie’s Facebook page AND Let the Kids page and make the above your status.

Winner will be chosen on Friday!!!
GOOD LUCK to you all!!!!!!

xo
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)!!

 

 

 

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38 Responses to LETS BREATHE + a giveaway | Natalie Norton

  1. Monique Schaffer January 31, 2012 at 4:42 am #

    I love everything this is. L.O.V.E. I entered last year to win and honestly- I am so glad I didn’t win… I wasn’t ready for this last year. I needed it.. but would never have embrassed everything wonderful it would bring. A full year later and what a differance.. I AM READY.. ready to take on a new attidtude.life.world. I can’t wait to read the other entries.. they were inspiring enough last year. =) Good Luck Ladies!

  2. April Williams January 31, 2012 at 4:44 am #

    Oh how much I could use this. I have 5 kids, I am trying to get my business stable, I am married, and I am in school full time. I am constantly underwater. Drowning. I wanted to join the breathe intensive but I just couldn’t afford it(all those kids are expensive lol). I am ready to Breathe!

  3. Teri January 31, 2012 at 5:40 am #

    Since I have been holding my breath for 2 years now concerning my photography and the rest of my life, I need to Breath. I would love to win. Thank you for the opportunity!

  4. Tara Criddle January 31, 2012 at 5:49 am #

    I would love to be involved with Breathe. I feel like I am constantly looking for more balance in my life and for ways to really connect with those things that are most important to me. Sometimes I feel like I am not connected at all to some of the things that are the most important to me. Breathe sounds like a great opportunity.

  5. Holly January 31, 2012 at 6:41 am #

    I have two businesses, two kids and two seconds a day to myself. I would love some inspiration and ideas on how to make it all flow better. I’ve already taken a little bit of Natalie’s example to heart and hired an assistant!

  6. Alli S. Miles January 31, 2012 at 7:35 am #

    I need to breathe some life into this fizzling business of mine. The first 3 years of my business were much busier, but now that I’ve got a little one, I can’t seem to find the time market the way I need to in order to have a successful business (since I refuse to have a successful business at the expense of my child). But I know it can be done. Natalie is proof!

  7. Sarah Bogh January 31, 2012 at 7:46 am #

    Oh how I want to be there on that very day! I have been wanting to attend Breathe after hearing about how much it helped a friend of mine who attended last year but when I heard what day it was going to be held it was like…fate? …destiny? …God’s hand in my life. February 18th 2012 is a date I have been dreading for TEN years now! My best friend passed away ten years ago on that date and while I feel like I have come so far in healing and have found peace in her passing I haven’t wanted the ten year mark to come. It puts me in a panick and it somehow makes everything more real…again. There is so much good in my life and I have a lot to love about it. There are also a lot of stressful and overwhelming parts to it. I have an awesome husband and two beautiful children and my own photography business I am trying to juggle. If I could just have this day that I am dreading become a day of peace and love and inspiration I couldnt imagine anything better! I have followed you through all the trials and have really appreciated and admired your ability to make your life so much better. I would LOVE to learn from you and find that balance in my own life as well! Thanks for the opportunity to enter!!

  8. cassidy January 31, 2012 at 7:48 am #

    just that… i need to breathe. i need a fresh perspective on how to make it all work. I know through God and through my own hard work, i CAN make it balance with home and kids. but where to begin? hopefully at the Breathe Intensive. If not there, I know i can still make it. I just need to take a different road to get there. thank you for offering just a wonderful opportunity.

  9. Vanessa Vaomotou January 31, 2012 at 8:51 am #

    Of course I want to WIN! And if I do win, it’s because God knows that I need this. My life consistently changes. There is always so much to do and never enough time to breathe. I want to make a difference for my family. I want them to be proud of me. I want to find the person that I lost a long time ago…somewhere deep inside my soul, she is there, but I haven’t seen her for awhile, and truthfully, I miss her. I miss being OUT, and just seeing things. I’m looking for inspiration.

  10. Angie Weinzetl January 31, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    I could so use this! I just heard a sermon on Sunday that talked about how you get “From Here to There”. It was about taking risks and putting your whole self out there on a limb. I struggle with this daily, being judged or being embarrased and it holds me back continuously. I have 3 children and it has gotten very hard for me to balance my business especially since having my last. I think this could be my first step in the right direction. Finding the balance and confidence in what I do. I have wanted to do something like this for awhile but financially it hasn’t been possible so when I saw this I had to enter!

  11. Sherry Ward January 31, 2012 at 3:31 pm #

    I have worked so very hard this past year on my photography business. It has been rewarding, hard, amazing and exhausting! I am constantly looking for improvements and ways to learn and grow! I would SO SO SO SO SUPER LOVE to win this seat! I need to Breathe so bad and this would be the biggest breath of fresh air for me! :)

  12. Stephanie Hall January 31, 2012 at 4:14 pm #

    Why would I like to be at Breathe Intensive?
    I would love to be there so that I can force myself to take a moment and pause. I want to pause and evaluate the past and look to the future. I want to set goals, redefine goals, and know how I’m going to aim for the goal. I’ve been working hard at my photography business and also juggling family commitments. Any advice and guidance would be a godsend! I need to Breathe and then a gentle nudge to get it happening! Thanks for the opportunity.

  13. Erin H. January 31, 2012 at 5:32 pm #

    Oh geez, NN, I want to breath so badly! I entered for this last year and did not win. I didn’t know what was ahead of me, though, and know now that everything happens in perfect timing. My daughter is almost done with her year long treatment with chemo and MAN I’m starting to peek my head above water. It’s been a damn long year and I want to breath! With you! In Vegas, baby!

    • Erin H. January 31, 2012 at 5:33 pm #

      Oops. I just realized I spelled ‘breathe’ as ‘breath’…. SEE! I NEED TO BREATHE! ;)

  14. Jill Griffiths January 31, 2012 at 6:01 pm #

    Hi.
    I’m ready to breath! I’m ready to breath in and out enjoy the process of it. I have struggled, and I have been fine. I have had a lot, and then I have had nothing, I overwork myself, then I have to bring myself back. I would love an insight of, flow, and direction and most importantly balance in my career and my home life. I am a wife and a mother of 3 and that is my happiness, and I also share myself and my life as a Personal Trainer, fitness instructor, wellness coach and sometimes psychologist haha! I did not win this opportunity last year, but I know this year is good timing. Maybe even perfect timing for me to Breath and take it in, and change with the journey :)

  15. Ashleigh January 31, 2012 at 7:00 pm #

    I would love to win this for my cousin who lives in Las Vegas, is a mother of two, works full time and is also in school.

  16. Brittany Scott January 31, 2012 at 7:23 pm #

    I now know what I’m meant to do in this life and I’m running like heck at it. My goals, priorities, and actions are aligned with being true to myself and I’ve been amazed at how fulfilled, successful and sincerely happy I am now in EVERY aspect of my life. Isn’t that what the Breathe Intensive is all about? I know I’ll be a successful artist regardless of my attendance to Breathe, and maybe next year I will be able to afford it and won’t even have to enter for a free seat. However, since I’m already mentally in line with and prepared for what Natalie has to say, I know it would be an invaluable experience I’ll always treasure. Natalie norton is changing lives and not only am I dying to be a part of that, but I’M READY.

  17. stephanie vogel January 31, 2012 at 7:24 pm #

    I would love to be apart of Natalie’s Breathe Intensive. Who isn’t dealing with balance? As a mother we always put ourselves last and sometimes that means the last hour of the night is to yourself and in my case I spend it sweating myself to death over a workout at home when I’d really rather be in the tub reading a book. If only I had a little more time each night right? I need to sweat to be sane so that’s why I choose to sweat. I also need to breathe and this opportunity would be great!

  18. Emily January 31, 2012 at 8:43 pm #

    I have been following Natalie for over two years now and I have been constantly amazed at her resilience and honesty. I would love to be a part of it.

  19. Carrie January 31, 2012 at 9:26 pm #

    I would love to win a seat at the Breathe Intensive in Las Vegas with Natalie! I procrastinated booking a spot and now I am kicking myself for letting the opportunity pass. I am a big fan of Natalie’s and would love to hear how she balances her family first, yet still runs a successful photography business. I’m a mom to two young boys and am daily trying to be my best for them, my husband, and my clients. Trying to balance it all can leave me feel like I am drowning! Help! I need this! :)

  20. allyson February 1, 2012 at 5:19 am #

    I am forcing myself to respond. Thats how bad I need this. I’m tired of ‘letting it go’…I.WILL.NOT.COME.BACK.AND.DELETE.THIS.

  21. Launa February 1, 2012 at 7:07 am #

    I would love, love, love to attend the Breathe workshop here in LV. We actually just moved here (from CA) about six months ago and so finances are still kind of tight (moving is expensive!) This is just an awesome opportunity… thanks for giving someone this chance!!

  22. Jacquelyn February 1, 2012 at 10:57 pm #

    First and foremost, I am MAMA to a sweet as pie 3 year old and a roly poly 5 month old. Melt.my.heart. Secondly, I co-own a demanding family business and some days the balance just seems unattainable. I never thought it could be so daunting. Breathe is beyond what I need at this stage in my life. I love Natalie. I find her so inspiring and I know, wholeheartedly, that I wold benefit beyond measure from the Breathe Intensive!

  23. Katie Neal February 2, 2012 at 6:47 am #

    Gosh, I need to breathe for so many reasons. I have no balance in my life, I’m overworking myself with two full time jobs, people are being neglected, and ultimately I think that’s why I just can’t seem to get pregnant. While I’m experiencing growth in my business, my life feels like it’s just one big mucky mess. How am I supposed to manage a business AND have kids?? I don’t know how to set my life up to manage it all. Maybe this would reset my course?

  24. Megan February 2, 2012 at 9:07 am #

    I’m having difficulty articulating why I need to attend Breathe. There are so many factors that build my equation and having the confidence after a tragic business deal with a friend, does not exist. My husband and I recently became parents through adoption with about 7 weeks to prepare. I won’t go into the details of that journey but miracles DO happen!! I need to believe in myself again because the last thing I want my baby girl to have is a low self esteem. I want her to know she can achieve ANYTHING and I KNOW it begins with me. I need to believe in myself for ME. Everything links back to how I view myself and I don’t know where I lost myself… maybe dealing with my fathers death OR infertility OR moving away from family? I’m not sure but I sure would love the chance to find my lost path.

  25. Jennifer February 2, 2012 at 9:43 am #

    I think I commented in the wrong place. I’d really love to win this seat!!

    • Jennifer February 2, 2012 at 9:45 am #

      I can’t figure out how to select that text to tweet it. Anyone else have that problem?

  26. Shannon Croxford February 2, 2012 at 4:03 pm #

    I need to Breathe, but I am a little nervous to go for what will happen while I am away. ;) Guess I need it a lot. I love Natalie!

  27. AmyPunky Photography February 2, 2012 at 5:17 pm #

    Oh I’d love to attend this workshop!!! I tweeted about it!!

  28. Kerry Price February 2, 2012 at 5:22 pm #

    Why do I want to attend Breathe? Because of everything that was said above, down to every detail. I am looking for some clarity in my life, how to BALANCE things and to hopefully find a little of myself too. I adore Natalie and all that she stands for! I believe in her and her message! Breathe is simple and I love that! I would love the opportunity to meet her, gain knowledge from her and ultimately become a better person because of her.

  29. courtney schnee February 2, 2012 at 5:53 pm #

    honestly, I need to breathe some confidence and see how other women can do it all. I have no business but would like to start one soon. This would be a great start on the right foot. plus I’ve never been to Vegas

  30. Emily February 2, 2012 at 9:48 pm #

    I’ve been holding my breath for the last year juggling between finding happiness and pursuing my dreams. I am a nurse and a wife who’s been struggling over the past year in every way imagineable. I feel like i’ve lost myself in the chaos and stress of my life. It would be amazing to attend Natalie’s workshop to refresh myself and allow myself to finally [fully] pursue my photography dreams while being a good wife to my wonderful husband and a good mother to the kids I hope to one day have! I’ve never been to a workshop, nor have I ever stepped out of my comfort zone…but i’m so ready to do it!

  31. shannon m February 3, 2012 at 7:04 am #

    I really need to meet these ladies! :)

  32. Amy H February 9, 2012 at 2:59 am #

    I hope I’m not too late. Not only for this giveaway, but I hope I’m not too late in being the mother that my 5 beautiful little ones need me to be. I, like so many others, are just lost. I pray every night that I can do and be better for my children, and every day I find myself just going through the motions and doing the best that I can, but not really feeling like I’m making any improvements.
    Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter this giveaway. I know it will truly change the life of whoever wins! Best of luck to everyone!!!

  33. Mackenzie February 13, 2012 at 12:48 pm #

    (inhale)…I want to win because I need to win. I need to breathe. I sit at a desk eight hours a day and thing, “these women are amazing. They are doing what they love, spending time with their children and their craft. I’m sitting at a desk doing neither.” Then my thoughts try and calculate how I could manage at this time in my life to quit my job and try and make it one just my husband’s meager salary. Do I dare jump and let go and trust that I can figure out a way to help out my family not only financially but emotionally, physically, mentally and everything else? Right now I have other people raising my children and I literally have to grit my teeth and move on from one day to the next.
    Natalie’s blog is the only blog I have ever cried when reading. I read her experience with her dear boy Gavin and my son was about the same age at the time. Her emotions and realistic and human emotions grabbed at my soul. I would love to hear from her and how she manages to do it, because honestly I’m only 26 and I am already regretting that I am working and not staying home with my children. I need the business sense and the faith spoon fed to me until I can get the strength to do it myself.
    Oh please, pick me. Pretty please, with a cherry (or a handful) on top.

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