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Join me in America next month! + my favourite journaling questions

Hellooo! I hope you’re having the best week so far.

I am so excited to be heading to Philadelphia mid-July to photograph a beautiful soul (!) with other US destination possibilities popping up too. If you’d like to explore shooting together while I’m in the US (maybe you’re based there or would like to fly out and join me!?) or catch up in person - please reach out!

I’d like to gratefully invite you to consider who you know in the US that may be interested in this opportunity while I’m in the country! You can connect us at becky@beckyrui.com! Thank you so much.

I also wanna talk about what we find in our quiet and solitude, and the power of morning journaling and intention setting.

The last few weeks and months have been very full for me, but journaling never stops.  Sometimes self-care can feel like a lot to fit in when there's lots 'to do', but I know when I’m committed to my personal practices I feel more rooted in my light and truth throughout the day and this alignment echoes through all of my interactions. Do you feel the same? What are your non-negotiable personal practices?

Coming back to a series of questions each morning that I curated for myself over the years is really helpful.

Sometimes I mix and match them, only ask a few, or change the words to suit me that day to find clarity and live more intentionally. I have another amazing set of questions for evening reflection too which I’ll share soon! Here are some of my favorites.

Morning Journal Questions

  1. How am I feeling today (in my mind, body & spirit)? Starting off with noticing how I’m really feeling in the morning helps me to bring awareness to where I'm at, feel into what IS good, and what I can do to be better that day if I'm not feeling my best. I find myself being kind or more realistic about what I’m able to achieve rather than overwhelming myself with action to take!
  2. What am I in appreciation of/grateful for/thankful for? I write out at least 3+ things and expand on each one - and really feel into my appreciation! It can be anything from the bed you had to sleep in last night, an aspect of your health, a dear friend, the clients you're attracting, your car, the plumbing system in your house, the money you DO have, an experience you had this week, the food in your fridge, where you are in the world... When we train ourselves to look for amazing things we cant help but notice all the good stuff there actually is all around, and manifest more joy and wonder in the world! You create positive momentum when you truly feel gratitude and joy and it's such an amazing way to start the day.
  3. What needs to happen for it to feel like the best day possible? Maybe it would feel good to get that 'thing' ticked off your list you've been totally putting off (but really wanna do!). Maybe it's to go for a walk in nature, practice yoga, meditate. Maybe it's to reach out to someone you love. Maybe it's giving yourself permission to allow joy to flow through your actions today and resist mindlessly ploughing through the tasks of your day.
  4. What one action would bring me the most joy, relief, pleasure today?
  5. How will I honour my mind, body, spirit, creativity today?
  6. What loving action could I do for another? (a loved one, a client, a stranger, a neighbor, the person serving you at the store...)
  7. What are my intentions for today? For this one I usually round up the above pieces along with any thing else I'd like to set myself for the day!

I then find myself with clear intentions which I leave open on my table and return to. I'd recommend taking your time to ponder these and enjoy the practice of feeling it out - at least 20-30 minutes or more if you can! If you aren't able to for whatever reason, I feel even considering them in your head is better than starting the day without checking in.

I’ve heard of a great Abraham-Hicks technique called the Placemat Process where you write out the things you WILL do today (simple, reasonable and short list of the things you’re going to do), and on the other side write out ‘things the Universe will do today’ and write everything else that you’d like to have happen, for these things to be resolved. A non-action path to resolution where there is no resistance to achieving these because there is no desperation or attachment. Have you tried it? I’m going to start doing it!

Let me know if you find these questions useful or how you get on with your journal practice? What tools or ideas do you find most useful? I'd love to know!

Wishing you a wonderful rest of your week!

Love,

Becky x

P.S. I have a few spaces left for shoots in August so email me now if you'd like to explore your personal brand, or book in your clarity call here, and we'll dream up the photographs we can create together!

Personal Branding Photography in Lanzarote - Carly Hope

Back in October I was thrilled to travel to work with coach Carly Hope on her home-island of Lanzarote.

Since her relocation to Spain it was amazing to shoot together again and certainly made a change from our last session in Birmingham (which you can see here)!

Carly is one of the most inspiring, fun and peaceful people I have the pleasure of knowing, and it was a real honour to get to create these bright new photographs for her branding last year!

Check out her site here to find out more about her beautiful work and see how she's used the photos!

Get in touch with me at becky@beckyrui.com to book your personal branding photography shoot!

Los Angeles on Film - Personal Work

In March I travelled back to LA! It was so good to shoot with some of my awesome clients, explore my favourite places, meet up with some old friends and make some new ones.

Heres some of my personal work from the trip, shot mostly around West Hollywood, Santa Monica and Venice.

All photos shot on Kodak Portra 400 and Ektar 100 35mm film, processed by UK Film Lab.

View the whole set and order prints here!

I'm going to Miami!

What an exciting year 2014 has been so far...

Alongside my personal travel adventures this year, I've been thrilled to fly to Los Angeles, Pennsylvania and New York, Paris, the Canary Islands, and all over the UK in the name of business!

It is such a joy and honour to work with my amazing clients in these beautiful locations. Travel inspires me so much.

I'm super excited to let you know that I will be returning to the USA in December! This time to Miami!

I currently have availability for photo shoots in Miami between Wednesday 10th to Monday 15th December 2014.

Why not join me there and book in your session in the sunshine?

Send me an email at becky@beckyrui.com and let's explore the posibilities!

 

And I'm so sorry but I just can't resist... (best song ever!?)

Destination Photographer - Shooting in Lanzarote

It's been amazing to spend a few days in Lanzarote and so wonderful to do two photo shoots there with two very inspiring entrepreneurial ladies!

Although Lanzarote is usually thought of as a holiday destination, they have both left their lives in the UK within the last couple of years and relocated here, continuing to run their successful businesses from the beautiful island. It was inspiring to hear about that journey, and great to remember that you can run your business from anywhere in the world!

It is always a privilege to work with women who are passionate about making a difference in the world and changing lives, and helping them to engage with their people through new photography is such an honour.

I also loved getting out to shoot some personal work while I was there, and can't wait to send off my film to the lab! For now, heres a few phone pics!

Check out more from my Instagram account here!

Paris Personal Work

During my time in Paris for an amazing family lifestyle shoot at the end of 2013, I gifted myself an extra day to wander around my favourite parts of town and shoot personal work!

It was so great to work with my new Nikon F100 film camera, give myself the time to slow down, learn, and I loooove the way these photographs have come out!

Thanks so much to Christian and Erica at the UK Film Lab for the awesome scans! All images shot on Kodak Portra 400.

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Click here to view the whole gallery of images and order prints!