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Just Be Revolution – “Your Way Or Their Way”

This is a very personal post today, I know that being comfortable and content is one thing but happiness is SO much more. Feeling ‘enough’ to receive anything is a struggle. To receive thanks, money, gratitude, compliments… name it.
I’ve already achieved much in my life but was it “My Way” or “Their Way”… enjoy!

“All my life, when I’m truly honest with myself I’ve always done the ‘right thing’ or ‘what’s expected.’ I passed high school well, I traveled for a year, I went to uni and graduated, got married, work hard, had kids, am a good mum and wife. I’m now 33 with 3 kids and although I’m content I do sometimes wonder what would life look like IF?”

https://thejustberevolution.com/blogs/the-just-be-revolution/discovery-of-self-your-way-or-their-way
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Just Be- Blog “Your Are Your Thoughts”

Please click on the link below to read more from my Just Be Revolution Blog post:

“When you spend so much time in a negative head space, you outwardly research and glean examples of why something is 100% truth. When you’re in a positive mindset, the same is true, however it’s not detrimental to your own self. Your beliefs are an equation of

Thoughts + Feelings + Research/Proof= Belief.”
https://thejustberevolution.com/blogs/the-just-be-revolution/discovery-of-self-you-are-your-thoughts

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Authentic imagery in your brand

I know I’ve been writing a little lately about capturing an authentic brand for your business, or yourself in life. Your brand is WHO you are not what you are. That does help to know your what and why but the WHO is often the part that eludes us the most.

Megan Hall Motivation and I have been working together a lot recently to authentically brand her thriving business and getting to the WHO of what she does. It has been a journey for the both of us. Even though shes a kick arse motivational mindset coach and entrepreneur, I still managed to make her stop and think whilst we were developing  her branding style guide. These guides need to speak to many different vendors who you work with in corporate life and for them to be able to truly ‘get’ your business and who you are.

Megan is my butterfly of life. She exudes bright, shiny happy light and an energy that is infectious. When I first met her I remember thinking, she’s my person. We WILL be friends. The second time we met I was able to talk to her much more and we hit it off. Now it feels like our friendship is centuries old and that we were never not friends. I love having those people in my life and I’m realising quickly that they are few and far between. However when I find them I keep them with all I have. They help ME to grow and help me realise that it’s safe to be me around them.

So this morning, after two reorganizations of our session due to sickness and hurricane Hermine, we met at 7am. I wanted her to feel safe, enabled to be herself, and to have fun and ignore the camera. In order to do this I need to be a clean slate and create a very open environment to ask questions from a place of no intention. To reflect back and feel how my client is in that moment.

I had my mentee and new addition to JCC (more to come soon!) Jossan Urban on location to enjoy and see how my shoots run. They are filled with love, laughter and a LOT of talking. It is a conversation between two or more people, via some glass (the camera).
Today is the first time I have welcomed my ‘client’ and anyone else back into my work space to look over the images as they are and talk about them all. Say ‘yes or no’ before my own personal cull. I am teaching Joss my version of how I work and want her to see how fun and enjoyable culling of images can be. Especially seeing real time expression while we shoot through to it being captured in a file on my screen.

I can’t show you all the images, but we certainly have a few silly out takes I would love to show you. There will be many many more to come, but for now I will share my favourite image from this morning of Megan in her genuine, smiley, authentic self… No cheese here!
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And a couple of fun outtakes- which always happen :p

Megan, you have HUGE things ahead of you. You have an incredible team around you who are here to lift you up and support you, every step of the way. I love the way you love everyone around you, your heart and compassion. I respect that you don’t take rubbish from ANYONE and I strive to grow to be that way too. To my phenomenal friend, you ARE enough and I will find you every life, especially if it means we get to laugh as hard as we do. Here’s to a huge future, love, laughter and hilarity ahead.
Always be you.

Love Jules xxx

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Re-Certifying my love of Photography

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Dear Jesh De Rox, (Creator of Moment Design, gentle soul and awesome mentor)
I write to you today to thank you. Thank you for stepping out far beyond the ‘conventional’ to create, inspire and empower those around you. Thank you for being inquisitive enough to research and search for why your clients rocked some sessions and not others. Thank you for being the first to see a vision and then sharing that vision so the rest of us would be able to share that passion and vision with others. Your education and love is incredible. May you continue to grow and follow your whimsy.

I am re-certifying myself with the updated and new Beloved Movement which is growing into Moment Design. I have been so fortunate in my photography career by being introduced to beloved in its early days so I was able to utilize the skills and grow with them. I was asked to re-certify with Moment Design just after the Modern Femme Conference in May. Me being me, couldn’t wait to sign on so I did.
With the amount of things going on for me at that time, there were many many late nights followed by days jam packed full of kids, planning, creating, painting, educating and household tasks. I think I may have been slightly crazy but I completed everything!
The weeks flew by and it was SO great revisiting so much of what I had learned previously and hearing new content for the first time too.
At the end of the course, we were asked to put into real time use what we had learned to date.

I put out a model call on my business page and had a few game responders. Joss & Tyler were the two who were able to do the ‘pre-work’, be there on the day we planned and were willing to come open and ready to experience something very very new and different.
I gave them their homework and waited for the day.
As it came around to 5pm, our sunny bright and gorgeous day turned into the darkest, rain storm ever. I called Noah and asked him if he had been building an arc lately it was so bad.
We rescheduled (with much apologizing for my homework being eaten by the torrential rain) and we re shot the following Wednesday.
I am SO glad we waited.

Taking a couple through a photographic session like this is physically and emotionally impact-full for all involved. You have to be careful to warm them up, work with them and remain completely open yourself or you can lose every last ounce of work you put into their session up to that point. I felt Tyler blocking me a couple of times but with some gentle encouraging and a whole lot of laughter we progressed.

I had THE hardest time culling their images down after their session. Each one had ‘something’ I wanted to sit and stare at or giggle at, but I know the rules and that can’t happen haha. Moment Design is so fitting for what this is all about. Designing beautiful, authentic, genuine, loving, laughter filled moments with two beautiful souls.

Thank you 1000000000000 times for allowing me into your relationship for an hour and showing me around your love. It is truly an honor and I’m even more grateful for the friendship and love you share with our family.
Here’s to many more shoots together and far more glasses of red afterwards!

 

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Out of the Fire

I realized a few things after my business launch. 3)I have some really awesome supporters of my work.  2) I really need to write down my speeches or I forget everything I hoped to say when I stand in front of my friends 1) I’m REALLY good at self sabotage due to my upper limit issues.

As I sat down on the evening of July 4th and reflected on our crazy weekend I realized that by knowing where I was at physically was no where near my emotional or brain space. Who knew you could be in three places at once!
I had picked a fight the evening before with hubby and was feeling preeeeety crappy about myself for no apparent reason. THANKFULLY I am reading an awesome book right now and realized after some reflection that indeed my ‘upper limitations’ were alive and kicking me around. Taking myself to hubs and apologizing he got me talking more about it. I had no idea that something that makes me so incredibly happy to do and produce would also be a direct to my biggest downfall- I didn’t feel like I DESERVED the success I had. I didn’t FEEL that I was worthy of people showing up and supporting me and my passion. I got to wondering just how many other women and men go through this?

I very quickly had a building feeling in me that I needed to get out. A friend sent me an image of a public statue in Brooklyn NY which sent shock waves through my mind. With a great deal of work and tweaking “Out of the Fire” was produced.
This DreamScape is DEFINITELY being printed for my own office to remind me that out of the fire phoenix are reborn, coal is made and from there so are diamonds. In a round about, Julie kind of thinking, way.

This piece is probably not the last to cross my path but it’s definitely a stepping stone for me to remember I AM worthy. I am talented and skilled and all those other words I cannot say out loud some days.
I am a multitude of things but, I am incredibly imperfect in my own perfect kind of way.

I love you heaps,

Jules

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Out of the flames:
Let me ask you, what is wrong with lifting yourself up from your circumstances to chase your dreams? Why do we allow ourselves to prevent our being better, stronger and more abundant?
It’s a rough few steps but they’re worth taking. Lift yourself out of your comfort and ride towards your zone of genius. Be who you were put on this earth to be, and love the life you have to live.
Stop allowing yourself to feel others doubts, words and limitations and rise up. RISE UP!!
Today, tomorrow and the future is YOURS. No one elses.

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Official Launch of Julie Clyde Creative

Saturday, 2nd July 2016 will remain one of my favourite days to date.
At 7pm, Chris and I were met by a continuous stream of friends both old and new coming to celebrate and support the launch of my business. It blew my mind.

For those of you who don’t know what Julie Clyde Creative is a Modern Illustrative Portraiture, DreamScapes and Customised Heirloom Artworks.

What does all that mean? I can take any image you love and turn it into something incredible. Through modern technologies combined with traditional methods, I will create an heirloom that can be kept in your family for years and years to come.
Can you imagine your families portrait on the walls of your great grand children?
Can you imagine having a piece of art that reflects a piece of who you are, what you stand for and what you love?

My DreamScapes are five or six images that I have either photographed myself or purchased, layered and shaped to create unique imagery. These have been images that I cannot get out of my head or inspired by people, places and events in my life. It was funny standing back at the launch and telling people the order they were created in. I could feel within myself turning points in my life that each piece reflected back to me.

Being able to take an image, paint it, create it and see it live has been such a joy for me. It wasn’t long after my twins came home from hospital that I painted our youngest son for the first time. That image sat on my phone for two and a half years. 2 1/2. 912 and a half days to be exact. I wanted so much to print him, but stood in my own way and never did.
He was the first image I printed, the first box I opened and he is my pride and joy because I know the feelings I had around taking the steps to complete his image.
The nerves I had when I went to collect the three artworks for the launch from the framers were crazy.
I had to call in two girlfriends for support (via texts) to which both told me the same thing. Go. Get. Your. Art.
When they opened them all up, it was so hard not to cry in front of the lady in the store. It was all pride in seeing it coming to fruition.
There is such a huge part of myself that is put into each and every piece it feels like I have my babies on show.
It was a very big thing for me to stand in my own right and say, THIS, right here, is me. THIS is what I LOVE to do and THIS is my passion. These images are my life, my soul and have been created with so much love.

If it hadn’t been for Modern Femme and the amazing women behind it, this business, direction in life, launch and dream would never have taken the steps it did. I know I tell the women behind it all the time just how much I am grateful for them but I truly am. They are amazing. Their vision they created has brought about so many of the women I met at the conference to step up and take steps to chase their dreams in life. It’s not just me, I know of five or six of us all doing incredibly things.

All of my artwork is now live and available for purchase via my Etsy Store.
I am only creating 100 prints of the DreamScapes and they all come with Certificates of Authenticity with their numbers and information about the piece. My custom works which are for sale, will only ever be printed for sale once. They will also come with a certificate and safe knowledge of it being the only one of it’s kind.

I hope you enjoy a few images from the launch- we got so busy I forgot to take many! Thank you to everyone’s support from around the world! Each message meant a lot to me xxx

Jules

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Recognition of an amazing family

I have been away on holiday the past week and came back rested but more physically tired than when I left. We spent the week traveling and scuba diving our way around Jamaica. We left with our advanced open water diving certificates and for me, a big stinking bout of vertigo.
While feeling gross one afternoon I had a few notifications pop up on my phone from Facebook. I let it go but soon realised that I had about 15 of them pinging away. When I looked I was greeted with such a happy message of “Hey! We be famous” from the topic of the article, Trish. TL3415_COVER

I haven’t been able to see the article myself yet as I’m living overseas but from what I’ve heard it looks fantastic. Trish is a mum living with ADHD and her gorgeous son lives with Autism. They’re one of my favourite families and when I’m home I get the honor of shooting them each year.

Above is the video I created of their family session together which contains many of the images featured in the article.

SUCH an honor to be a part of this family’s story.
Edit: I’ve seen the article! Arrived today

  
Looks great!

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Maternity catch up

It’s been two years since I had my own pregnancy photos taken. I asked my then boss, Emma Rhoades to go out early one morning and shoot atop the headland in Coffs Harbour Australia. Thinking it would be the typical sunny warm day we got to talking about billowing fabrics and laces and other ideas we could shoot up there.

Come the morning of the shoot it was cold… I mean 5 degrees or less cold and windy, wet (insert HUGE sigh here).
Emma text me to check I was still game. She was SO busy at the time we said stuff it lets go do this. I froze… haha but it was worth it! We had a great giggle and when I behaved myself and did what she told me (when I could hear her over the wind) it was great. The deal was she shot (and put up with the worst client ever ie me) and I would edit them. These are still all her beautiful mastery of shooting. She’s amazing and I love her dearly. I’ve had a great time editing them the past couple of days!

Thanks mate for making my fatty belly look so awesome carrying twins xxx You’re the best!
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Misplaced Souls Project

I have been after some thing different to shoot for a while now. Just to mix things up a little.
I wanted to find something I hadn’t seen photographed for a while, if not before. I knew what it was but just hadn’t seen it yet.

A few months ago whilst driving I saw this amazing house only to realise it was completely abandoned. On the way back along the same road, I took another look and saw it was  weathered, peeling, slightly broken and lonely looking. It was like an incredible haunted house that just oozed personality without a soul inside it.

Then sadly one after another after another abandoned property seemed to appear along the same stretch of highway. That stretch of road has sat with me for the past few weeks festering. SO many questions kept cropping up about them. After having a conversation about these places, a very good friend of mine here gave me a date and told me we were going back to photograph them. She picked me up at 6am Sunday morning and we headed out. Mind you we both had been awake at 4 and 5am respectively. Her reason was feline related, but mine was with anxious energy hoping I didn’t sleep through my alarm. I haven’t been this excited about photographs for a long time.

After a coffee stop, we were off on the road. If it wasn’t for Sarah’s experience of road tripping with good friends we would have driven past all the places with all the conversations we were having haha. We’d see something slightly too late, have to reverse up the highway or do a few well maneuvered U-Turns to get back to where we were looking.
All I can admit to, is that first house we photographed was creepy. I sense people and places- like an Empath I guess, and this place just oozed creepy. Something big had definitely happened in it. As I walked around the side, I saw a vine had penetrated through one of the windows from the inside and grown up and through the roof. With some nervous giggles and stories of serial killers leaving dead bodies in abandoned houses, we left and went looking for another spot.
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We found one place which must have been beautiful in it’s day and filled with children. It had a giant tree in the front garden and the home was now hidden beneath grasses and vines. We wandered down a lane next to it to find a kids swing set completely wrapped in vines. It struck such a nerve with me I took a couple of quick snaps and wondered if the kids were old enough to outgrow their equipment before they left?
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There was a home next to a firestation which was my happy house. It just looked like it had been a cheerful little home for someone. A dog barked from accross the highway, scaring me half to death, which in turn bought out the firehouse chief. He told us the house is owned by a very wealthy family who kicked out the tenants for whatever reason and it’s sat abandoned for the past 18 or so months. They wont sell it, they wont fix it, they are letting it rot. It has asbestos in its roof, which for now is still in tact, but it will need repairs soon. The firehouse had tried on a few occasions to purchase it without success.
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There were a few other spots on our trip we stopped at like a few broken jetty’s, an old petrol station, Bass Farm and a terrible diner which was functioning for breakfast.

We then found the house that started this entire project. Snuggled under a beautiful tree next to an open space of green. It reminds me of an old house that would be used as a haunted house in a movie but with the gorgeous morning light that was on it, it was just stunning. It felt a little awkward at first but as we talked about how beautiful it would have been in its day the feeling around it changed. It had old net curtains torn and billowing out windows, holes in the roof and the back half of the home had now collapsed. Yet it still brought up so many questions in me. Who lived here? Who loved this place and why on earth did they have to leave? I also wondered quietly if it was for sale as I know I would LOVE to restore it. I’m not sure we have enough time in the years we are here to achieve that sadly.

When I loaded all the images onto my computer, I wasnt sure how to edit them. I was going to make them eerie and cold but they didnt suit that at all. I decided that I didn’t want to turn them into Halloween spooky houses, which so easily could have been done, but instead try to give them the respect, warmth and love that someone obviously had years before.
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I was so interested in the people who resided here once. Who were they? What did they love? how did they love? Why did they leave? How are these home sitting abandoned? Is there really no work in the area to sustain people? So many questions and all from a very Beloved perspective of connection.

I can’t wait to share more images of these places in the future.

XJC

Until I can get my images to load to WordPress, you can see them all here: Julie Clyde Photography

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Land Escapes

I’ve started carrying my camera a little more than I used to. Being in a new country often holds far more adventure than the every day norm of home. I’ve started to create a little personal project of Land Escapes where I’ll post images from sessions I’ve shot or locations I’ve been to. This one was shot at 6:45am at Sandbridge, Near Virginia Beach, USA. Such a beautiful time of day