I came to the attention of Iphonegrapher and dilettante extraordinaire one Ashley Woodson Bailey via my partner in crime Michelle P., whom happened to hear about her via my very fave Ginny Branch (if you don’t know Ginny you need to get to know her stat). Of course I was bowled over by Ashley’s beautiful imagery all captured on her Iphone, blown up to inconceivable sizes and just in your face statement pieces. My mouth was a little agape as I went through image after image and wished I had the foresight to have done something so incredible as Ms. Woodson Bailey, but alas I have still not found my photography ‘niche’, one day…But the photo’s aside, they are impressive and all but nothing and I mean nothing, could have prepared me for her inspired (and sometimes tragic) back story, how she got to this fantastic place in her career and life.
If you are feeling at all lost in your current career, doubting yourself, rueing the many twists and turns of your life and wondering as an adult far too ‘old’ (in your own perception) to have figured out what you are going to do when you ‘grow up’, I urge you to take some time to go read Ashley’s story, she could have a second career as a motivational speaker if she wanted to, I was moved by her raw honesty and felt like she was telling her story directly to me. I hope on this Monday morn that if you read it you will feel equally as inspired! Here’s Ashley’s story, enjoy!
Miss Tristan B. is the proprietress of Besotted Brand and the writer of this delightful blog. She recently re-located to sunny Seattle with her handsome husband and two pups, they just welcomed to the world a baby girl. Her lofty goal here is to make this a creative resource repository and to inspire you to fall truly, madly, deeply in love with your life.