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rhianonsuee

Rhianon πŸ—Ί Trying to live my best Bilbo Baggins life 🌎 Currently: Home 🏑 Adventurer, photographer, PB obsessed, planet earth warrior @rhianonbrownphotography https://abnb.me/e/SwZFXksRwT
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Happy vday to meeeeee!!!
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i don’t really post front camera selfies, but i haven’t posted in a long while and it’s valentine’s day and i have some @andysfrozencustard for the first time in months, so i thought what the heck 🀷🏻‍♀️ .
even if you don’t have a lover, happy valentine’s day to you too!! i hope you’ve loved yourself today! go right now and hop in the bath with a glass of wine and some candles. read your favorite book. order a pizza and binge on some netflix. take yourself out to dinner and don’t be embarrassed to be eating alone!!! secret: it’s actually way more fun bc you don’t have to share your food!! πŸ˜‰πŸ™ƒ
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what are you doing tonight?? how are you and your person celebrating? or how are you and yourself celebrating??
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i don’t have a boo, so i’m spending the evening with my one true love: ice cream (on top of a fresh choco chip cookie and covered in melty peanut butter 🀀) while watching buffy the vampire slayer (the show not the movie) for the millionth time and dreaming spike was here with me ☺️😍
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Have i told y’all lately how much i love new york??? πŸŒƒ
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I remember living in alaska and camping in the mountains, falling asleep under the stars, feeling the wind brush over my skin, and listening to the beautiful words of mary oliver read by my dear sister @lioneclarephoto.
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the world lost a beautiful soul today. mary oliver believed that poetry didn’t need to be super fancy. she had the ability to find magic in the seemingly unremarkable moments of life. to get us to slow down and to notice the beauty of the world around us. she beckoned us to remember ourselves and forget ourselves at the same time. her words have quite frankly changed my life.
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“when death comes
like the hungry bear in autumn;
when death comes and takes all the bright coins from his purse
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to buy me, and snaps the purse shut;
when death comes
like the measle-pox
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when death comes
like an iceberg between the shoulder blades,
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i want to step through the door full of curiosity, wondering:
what is it going to be like, that cottage of darkness?
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and therefore i look upon everything
as a brotherhood and a sisterhood,
and i look upon time as no more than an idea,
and i consider eternity as another possibility,
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and i think of each life as a flower, as common
as a field daisy, and as singular,
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and each name a comfortable music in the mouth,
tending, as all music does, toward silence,
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and each body a lion of courage, and something
precious to the earth.
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when it's over, i want to say all my life
i was a bride married to amazement.
i was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.
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when it's over, i don't want to wonder
if i have made of my life something particular, and real.
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i don't want to find myself sighing and frightened,
or full of argument.
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i don't want to end up simply having visited this world”
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mary oliver
when death comes
(thank you @jedidiahjenkins for sharing this poem today)
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How’s your monday been? what did you do to tackle the first day of the week?
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i spent the majority of my day editing an engagement session for the two cutest people ever. and while i love how they turned out and i cannot wait to share them, my eyeballs feel like they are going to fall out of my head πŸ˜… so i’m going to take a break from the screens for the next couple hours and immerse myself in some second year adventures with my guy, harry⚑️until bachelor monday starts that is!
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who here watches the bachelor?? i watch all those shows- bachelor, bachelorette, bachelor in paradise, i love it! the cheesiness, the drama, the annoying chris harrison, i love it all πŸ˜…
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I’ve grown up watching the @todayshow and seeing the rockefeller christmas tree get put up every year. it’s always been at the top of my list to visit new york at christmastime and see it in real life. so when mom decided we should go this year and skip out on christmas i said duh!!! plus i just love new york so much and will always say yes to going back.
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have you visited the #rockefellerchristmastree?? is it on your bucket list?? if it’s not, it should be! because christmastime in new york is just magical βœ¨πŸŽ„πŸ€—
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Longing to be in my favorite city again eating pizza for every meal (and feeling okay about it bc we were walking like ten miles every day), seeing all the broadway shows, and being a part of the magic of that wonderful city πŸ™
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“...we just happen to be in the greatest city in the world” -couldn’t end this post without another hamilton reference for y’all πŸ€—βœ¨
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I don’t normally post single building, architectural like shots but i’ve been listening to the @hamiltonmusical soundtrack all day and just donated to a @prizeo campaign to win tickets to see lin-manuel miranda reprise his role in puerto rico so i thought i would share with y’all trinity church where hamilton is buried.
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it’s such a stunningly beautiful, old building with intricate designs and beautiful stained glass windows smack dab in the middle of downtown manhattan with all of its skyscrapers and modern buildings and craziness. it’s really cool to see the dissonance between the old and the new and to just see a building like this still around (and preserved) in nyc. walking through the cemetery you can just feel the history.
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if you are an obsessed hamilton fan like me go enter the prizeo campaign in my bio!! prizeo is picking 50, yep you read that right 50, winners to win 2 vip tickets for the closing night of hamilton in puerto rico, 2 tickets to the aftershow party with the cast, 2 rt flights, and a 2 night stay in a hotel in san juan. like what?!?! i would never be able to thank the universe enough if i win that!!! so go enter via the link in my bio. and if you win, take me with you!!!
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Resolutions.
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it’s a new year and there is always a lot of talk about resolutions.
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i personally don’t do resolutions.
i don’t have anything against people that do them, but they aren’t for me.
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i do intentions.
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with resolutions, people tend to make them revolve around changing something about their exterior self that they are not happy with. it doesn’t have to be like that but a lot are. the problem i have with resolutions is that expectations for these usually drastic changes are often set way too high. many people tend to go about them with an “all-or-nothing” approach and get discouraged when they don’t get the results they desire. they also tend to give up on them by february/march.
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so i set my intentions for the new year. i also do intention setting at the start of every month! i know they sound similar, but in my experience, the mindset and approach to achieving them is different.
i haven’t narrowed down my intentions for the new year yet but here are my january intentions!
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1. grow your business. i started my photography business in november and this month i really want to focus on growing my brand and my vision and booking more sessions. especially elopements, adventure sessions, and weddings! (so hit me up if you are in need or know anyone in need πŸ™ƒπŸ˜Š)
2. read often. i used to constantly have a book in my hand but have gotten away from that the last few years. i’m starting with rereading harry potter for the millionth time. started book 2 yesterday ⚑️
3. be more conscious. of mother earth. of others. of my footprint. of my influence. i do pretty well already but there is always room for improvement!
4. make more things at home. i tend to eat a lot of freezer vegan foods like hillary’s veggie burgers and amy’s meals. while these aren’t that bad, homemade is always better for you!
5. do (at least) one new thing this month! what will it be? i don’t know yet! but i always include this in my monthly intentions.
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what about you? do you do resolutions or intentions? what are they? for 2019? for january?
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i love hearing from you guys so share at least one of yours below and show some love to someone else’s resolution/intention/or goal! ✨
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Had the best time this last week in new york with these girls!!
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as i’ve gotten older and as i’m trying to live a more minimalistic lifestyle, i try to stray away from asking for material things for christmas and birthdays and other days where gifts are appropriate.
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so this year me, my mom, and two of our best friends @courtneymichelleraub and @courtjakemom traveled to nyc on christmas day! mom and i have been to nyc multiple times and have such a love for the city so it was so fun to experience it with these girls for their first time! plus it’s always been a dream to go during december and see all the christmasey wonderfulness!! πŸŽ„ we spent the week doing all the touristy things- statue of liberty, central park, rockefeller center, brooklyn bridge, top of the rock. we went to three broadway shows- american son (everyone needs to see this play. @kerrywashington was absolutely phenomenal), to k**l a mockingbird (brilliant portrayal on one of my favorite books and surprisingly funny), and anastasia (in stl, my second time seeing it, i love this musical so much). we ate alllll the yummy food- pizza every night for dinner bc new york πŸ• and made such amazing memories!!
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what about you? presents for christmas/birthdays/etc or experiences?? how did you spend your holidays this year??
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**bonus points if you know what famous fountain we are standing in front of and what tv show (and episode) our shirts are from!! πŸ‘―‍β™€οΈπŸ‘―‍♀️
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Springfield, missouri. not a place that most people think about when going on vacation or have even heard of when i tell them where i’m from.
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most famous for its magical midwestern sunsets and summer thursday nights pizza on @millsapfarm with wood fired pizzas made with local ingredients. home of the springfield cardinals, brad pitt, of the first @bassproshops and now the extraordinary @wondersofwildlife. a place where summers mean kayaking down a river all day and jumping off cliffs; ending the night with campfires and sleeping in a tent.
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all these things make this place what it is.
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these little gems and unique characteristics of a place are why i love traveling and why i love sharing about the places i travel. i love showing y’all the things that are off the beaten path and the things that make you experience a place like a local, rather than like a tourist. really connecting with a place, it’s people, it’s culture. seeing new things, trying the local foods, cultivating new relationships, falling in love with and leaving a piece of your heart in that place.
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i love missouri. i know so many people who joke and say we live in “misery” and they can’t wait to get out of this place. but i love it with all my heart. however, i possess such a deep passion for the planet and exploring every mile of it, that i call many places home.
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home doesn’t have to just be one pushpin on a map. springfield is my home, but earth is really my home and i want to plant little roots down in as many places as i can. thank you @noken for hopefully giving me the opportunity to do so!! #nokenceo #noken
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So friends i have something super exciting to share with you all...
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my photographs are hanging in the springfield airport!!!!!!
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that may not seem like a lot because as many of you are probably thinking, it’s just springfield...? but this is seriously such an honor for me and not something i would ever imagine happening.
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as you all know i love to travel and i’ve traveled a lot. to have my work showcased in a place that has been the starting off point for so many of these adventures is truly something else. and to have thousands of people coming through the airport and looking at my work?! too dang exciting.
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how did this come about? well about a month ago my mom sent me a link with a call from the airport asking local photographers to submit their work to be considered for their next exhibition called “wanderlust”. so i submitted five of my favorite photos i’ve taken in the last year, thinking that i would be lucky if they chose one.. they ended up choosing four!!
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i was shocked. also shocked because i didn’t realize how dang expensive it is to print high quality photos onto a 20x30 canvas (and i needed four of them πŸ˜…).
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my photos are hung in the left alcove seating area when you enter the airport if you want to check them out when you are heading out or back from your holiday travels! and don’t forget to check out the other photos hung in the sky gallery too!! there are sooo many incredible photographers showcased and i’m so humbled to be included in this gallery with them.
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the exhibit will be up until feb. 14th!! oh and if you want one of these babies hanging up in your house, hit a girl up πŸ˜‰πŸ™ƒ
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photo 1- “desert roads” taken outside the valley of fire in las vegas, nevada
photo 2- “colorful tahoe winter nights” taken on the cali side of northern lake tahoe
photo 3- “sitka sunrise” taken in my last year’s home, sitka, alaska
photo 4- “dogs of the alaskan waters” taken in juneau, alaska
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if you do go see them, take a picture!! send it to me! tag me in your stories! i wanna see you guys see my work 😊
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“when we focus on our gratitude, the tide of disappoint goes out and the tide of love rushes in.”- kristin armstrong
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happy thanksgiving my friends!! thanksgiving, like any holiday, can be a day of love and laughter and good times, but it can also be tough for some people. no matter what is going on in your life though, it’s so so important to find a way to practice gratitude, to find at least one thing that you are grateful for. not just today but each day.
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so what are you grateful for? give me 3 things! here are mine:
my family and friends and of course chuy. especially getting to be with them this thanksgiving. i was in alaska last year at this time and i so missed being at home for the holiday! 🏠
this planet we live on. seriously guys, it’s so dang beautiful and awe-inspiring and freaking amazing. i feel so thankful to have been able to explore and experience parts of it, and i can’t wait to explore and experience more. 🌍
not having a peanut allergy. may seem like a silly thing to be grateful for but gosh i am so grateful for that. i eat peanut butter about 3 times a day and can’t imagine my life without it. i love that stuff. πŸ₯œ
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now it’s your turn! 1, 2, 3, or however many things you want to list! what are you grateful for??
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