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parisiimages

Parisi Images Purposeful photography for life, business and brands by @sarahparisidowlin. Cincinnati + beyond. #LoveYourStory https://linktr.ee/parisiimages
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Parisi Images
I’d say @madtreebrewing photographs pretty well. 🍻
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captured for @oylergroup through our custom #photosubscription. dm to learn more.
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Yesterday was spent with those i love most and not posting to social media... but, suffice it to say, motherhood has changed everything: the way i do life; the way i do business. the way i see my brand and my purpose. like so many other mothers have said before: it truly is the best gift this side of heaven. #happymama #mothersday #firstmothersday 📷 @odessajamesphoto
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This might look like stock photography — and it can certainly be used like stock photography —but it's completely custom! .
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shot for @donovannrg in collaboration with @elliebrands using donovan’s real team members in their actual office space.
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so next time you find yourself spending hours looking for that perfect “stock” photo to update your website with or to share in your marketing materials, call us first. we will save you time, will most likely be less expensive than the cost of stock usage and will be more authentic to you and your story. 💕
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In the five years i've lived in cincinnati, this mural has shown up in several of my photos. and yet, somehow it never manages to look the same. some days, this "golden muse" is bright and cheery, reminding me of all the things i love about this city; other times, she is dark and moody, tarnished by the clouds in the sky or a winter storm brewing.
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to me, this is the beauty of photography, of art, of storytelling: every day is different, even when the subject "appears" to be the same. the light shines brighter one day; emotions we bring to the shoot are different the next. it proves that our stories are never simple and never stagnant, but always, always beautiful.
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📷 for @oylergroup #loveyourstory
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Been busy photographing tons of neighborhood vignettes featuring local hot spots for a variety of clients. translation: i'm getting paid to do my favorite thing in all my favorite places. 🤗 #lovemyjob #photographerslife .
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📷 @locoba_by_platform for @oylergroup
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@parisiimages was on vacation when @themanmans’ home tour went live on @houzz last month... but, guys! this home is sooo amazing you need to see it! originally built in 1890, designer and photographer mandy lehman with her musician hubby aaron purchased the dayton, kentucky home with a dream of creating a multi-purpose space that could serve their family and the community. it includes mandy's in-home design studio (complete with a custom mural by cincinnati artist lindsey nehls), a practice space for aaron and his band, a completely custom kitchen by @firstwardwoodco , and a third-level loft supported by original wood beams. what's more, the entire place is available to rent for photo shoots (or whatever!) and there is even a spacious airbnb that first served as the lehman's living quarters during the year-long renovation process.
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check out the full story and tour in the link up top.
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home: @the1890brickyhouse
owners: @manmanpano and @aaron.c.lehman
general contractor: @mkaconstructioninc
kitchen: @firstwardwoodco
mural: @ldnehlsart
furniture and lighting: @elmandironotr @etsy
other: @signaturehw @susanjablonmosaics @dresserupvintage @anthropologie @tabarkastudio @beth_holladay_art
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#housetour #oldhomelove #wherecreatorscreate #oldkentuckyhome #victorianhouse #airbnbcincinnati #fixerupper #interiors #loft #loftstyle #houseflip #interiorphotographer #published
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I can pretty much guarantee that whatever you did this weekend wasn’t as amazing as this! congrats andrew and mindy! you two were made for each other. 💕 #loveyourstory
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Headed out to shoot for @edibleohiovalley this weekend = #throwback to my #edible shoot with drew of @tubabakingco, maker of the best sourdough pretzels. keep an eye out for his brick and mortar opening soon. #cantwait
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A sample (ahem: real) comment from a potential client after providing him with pricing for a headshot: "i understand photography is an art; my family used to own a studio... but $xxx for one picture is steep." 😂
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the 22-year-old overconfident (and a little immature, let's be honest) photographer in me would have been indignant, mad at this person's blindness to my value. she would have responded in anger, defending her price, and telling him "he has it all wrong."
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the 28-year-old photographer in me, sore from years of rejection and haggling, would have taken his comments personally. "maybe i'm not that good, after all." she'd ruminate, lowering her price to meet his budget.
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today, at 34 years old (13 of which have been spent helping people document and share their stories) i am able to simply respond with: “how can i still help this person?” i reach out to fellow photographers to see who might be able to meet this client's needs, send a quick response with any referrals, and quietly move on with my day.
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running a business is a journey of maturation -- as the business evolves, so do you. something as simple as how to respond to rejection can take years to finesse and trust me when i say: i'm still growing!
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so, whether you're closer to the young newbie starting out or are light years ahead of me in your strength to push and pull through the high points and the slumps, i'm here to remind you: it's all ok. embrace the mess, lean into mistakes, and trust the story you are living. 💕
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ps: headshot of the amazing @saoyler (who did not question my pricing 😊) for @oylergroup. swipe left to see the before and after of the entire oyler group team page on their website. a little bit of consistency, some coaching on proper headshot alignment and voila! a fresh new look!
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As a christian, my faith is rooted in christ’s b****y resurrection – in his absolute defeat of death. easter leads us to reflect on this promise; more personally, this season's celebration reminded me of the words i wrote following laura's birth. fair warning: this story has nothing to do with business and branding, but everything to do with life. 💕
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i started to bleed thursday evening, enough to call the doctor, but not enough for the doctor to say it was anything other than “bloody show.” light. normal. safe. 48 hours later the blood increased. a second call to the doctor heightened concern. “go into the hospital.” was the prescriptive.
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this mama already had her bags packed: a brown and white duffel worn thread-thin. in it, mr. rooster, a small stuffed toy of the poultry sort, and a tiny onesie co-mingled with a change of clothes and nursing bra.
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that night, blake and i drove to the hospital in quiet anticipation. was tonight the night we’d meet our baby girl? we were naïve and optimistic and oh. so. ready.
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as it would turn out, the rest of that night and subsequent morning were a blur, the memories fragments of a dream. i remember the doctor informing blake and i that the blood loss was too much, baby’s heartbeat too irregular and my c****x too narrow to allow for a vaginal delivery; an emergency cesarean section was in order. i felt my face go white and fear wash over me.
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within the blurred memories, i can recall moving from the hospital room to the operating room. i remember being lifted to the operating table and planting my face into a nurse's chest to allow my back to accommodate a long needle. i can visualize blake’s face, his eyes locking onto mine as he held my hand; i squeezed mr. rooster tight with the other. most significantly, i remember the presence of a thick curtain blocking me from any view of the doctors at work -- and of my baby coming into this world.
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(continued in comments...)
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Are you speaking at an upcoming event or sharing as part of a group panel? a reminder that these are great opportunities to invite @parisiimages to capture part of you and your story. images of you sharing your expertise position you as a thought leader all while building trust with your audience. plus, with our exclusive photo subscription service, it’s easier than ever to have us show up at your events throughout the year. (be warned: we have no problem being your biggest #fangirl 👏🏻) #loveyourstory .
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