I was a guest on a podcast!!! You may be thinking… ‘So what, Kris; What’s the big deal? You’ve been on stage, TV, directed countless productions and are no stranger to a zoom call. Why not a podcast?’ Well, it was a FIRST for me, and I honestly got REALLY nervous beforehand. Firsts can be scary When I booked the appointment to record with the host, I was actually living in a dorm room in downtown Chicago with my younger teenager, dreaming of the comforts of home. I was excited to find a new platform to find more of the audience I want to serve. It was a small win. It seemed so far in the distant future… but then the day arrived and my nerves set in! My stress response was pretty significant, and a racing heart was only one noticeable symptom. I am coming clean when I admit that I generated so much mental drama- yikes! But then I decided to practice [...]
Kindness has been a recurring theme lately. I find myself talking about it, noticing it in the others, and also encouraging my children to be above all else, kind. With this filter in place, I find myself saying thank you more ofte n, gathering more smiles, giving more smiles and attracting a kinder world around me. Even the restaurant who gave me a free smoothie because I thought I' d ordered one... (I hadn't but they still gave me one regardless.) Kindness is a happy space to live and breathe in. I also find it easier to return to this mindset when I slip up; My practice must be paying off! I recently lost a customer (it feels strange to call her a customer because she meant so much to me.) Emotions come in waves and instead of sharing words of sadness, I’ll honor her memory by sharing a taste of the kindness she brought to my world. Judy was one of my favorite [...]
Ok, ok. Maybe that's a bit over-the-top, but the truth of the matter is we are living creatures in an energetic world, meant for human interaction and without "touch" we would cease to exist. Literally, we as a human race cannot thrive without human touch.. sure we have discovered many things we didn't think of doing virtually until a pandemic hit, and now we are masterful at things we didn't know we would be. However the suffering from separating loved ones from one another and their communities has taken a toll. I am so thankful that my immediate family survived and in some ways thrived through new skills acquired, however I've never been more committed to my mission than I am today; Helping people live their best lives and share them with other to inspire greater connections, stronger communities and an enriched future! I just happen to use photos/videos to accomplish that. Now, back to the topic at hand: PHOTO ALBUMS. This is an [...]
OK now that we've fully switched to a digital photo society (which yes, happened over time- some more gradual than others) it's important that we can still access the images that we cared enough to capture in the first place! Since there are so many formats, it's important to take some basic "prep" steps before diving in or you'll find this to be a "NEVER ENDING STORY" ... and perhaps a stressful one. You deserve better! I compiled some of my best pro tips into two videos to help you conquer your mountain... you may start out thinking it's Everest but even Everest can be climbed with a careful, planned out process. (But most people dont know their situation is far from the Everest-sized task, until they get into it and realize the end is in sight. Let me convince you, or throw you a rope... you just have to ask!) HERE'S THE FIRST VIDEO. Think of it in a less overwhelming context- like [...]
OK, so maybe it sounds like a lot of rambling, but really knowing WHY you want to start a project and WHAT YOUR DESIRED OUTCOME IS, will make sure you make the most beneficial decisions. When getting your photos managed, there are TONS of choices but I offer you these thoughts (through video link) to offer you a personal reflection based on decades of working with family memories and those of clients. I have learned how to WASTE time and money, and that's why I come to you in hopes of helping you do a better job of "time-proofing" your memories in formats that will serve you now and down the line. Why put something away twice when you can get it categorized and easy to access THE FIRST TIME? Let me know what questions come up after you VIEW THIS VIDEO MESSAGE.