The thing about going for your dreams

The thing about going for your dreams

I am in the business of building dreams.

When I am asked the infamous question: “So, what do you do?”, I answer: I help women follow their dreams. I am usually met with two expressions in response to my answer. They either tilt their head to the side in pseudo-adoration and smile as if to say “Oh, that’s sweet. Bless your heart” Or they look at me quizzically as if the word ‘dream’ has been vacant from their vocabulary for a long time. Either way, it’s an invitation to meaningful discussion.

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Soul Photo30 ; A Workshop to Get Out of Your Head & Into Your Heart

How would it feel to disconnect from the humdrum of the every day? The hustle and bustle of the crowded subway trains. The constant ringing of the telephone in your office at work and your boss yelling on the other end. How would it feel to shift out of the stuckness of wanting to explore your creative calling within but not knowing how?

 

Starting on January 7th, I am hosting a month long workshop in New York City called Soul Photo30 and I invite you to come along with me! All you need is a camera and just 30 minutes every day to immerse yourself in self-indulgence that will fuel your desire for creative expression, get in touch with your deepest thoughts and dreams, and activate soulful exploration in your day to day. Not a bad way to spend half an hour, huh?

And because new experiences are better with company, Sign Up to Soul Photo30 and bring a friend with you, FREE!!

Soul Photo30 is about

getting inspired….rekindling your creative passions...tuning in….gaining greater self awareness...breaking monotony...connecting with personal fulfillment...listening to your own voice…and deepening your relationship with self...

Who is this workshop for?

  • photo enthusiasts; instagramers welcome!
  • the closet creative
  • the 9-5 cubicle dweller
  • the recovering left brainer
  • if you’re hearing a small voice inside shouting ‘yes’ then this workshop is for YOU!

Soul Photo30 consists of daily 30 minute Artist Photo Dates and weekly self-reflective journaling to help you gain clarity, access your inner creative child, and reconnect with your sense of self. Plus there'll be two live in person meet up's and one live group call that will help you stay motivated throughout the process and bond with like-minded passionista's such as yourself!

I will be your guide throughout this process helping you uncover those untapped passions by sharing inspiration and insights I've gained in the past five years of my own journey of creative self-discovery.

 

Eventbrite - Soul Photo30

 

So in a nutshell,

What you'll receive is; 

  • A self-assignment to take daily Artist Photo Dates, just you and your camera 
  • Weekly self-reflective journaling prompts
  • Access to private Facebook page to post your photos and connect with others from the group
  • Two live gatherings, 1- kickoff the workshop and 2- wrap-up & celebrate!
  • One live group call to check-in and share experiences
  • End of workshop showcase to discuss and share your photos!

What you'll need

  1. a camera. All camera's are welcome including a smartphone, point-and-shoot, or DSLR!
  2. a journal for writing activities

You don't need to have any previous photography experience to join this workshop, just a passion to discover the beauty of this world and who you truly are!

Why Am I Doing This?

I come from a past life where creativity was seldom encouraged or nurtured. It was treated like some taboo thing that only a select few were fortunate enough to do but could never to be taken seriously, especially when it came to a career path.  I happened to stumble upon photography by chance but what came from this discovery was anything but chance. Finding photography opened up my emotional, mental, and spiritual world in ways I could never imagine. It connected me with a fulfilling passion. It connected me with worldly beauty. And it connected me with a sense of purpose. Since then it has been my life's work to motivate and inspire others towards a life filled with personal discovery, creative passion and purpose so that we can all know what it's like to connect with that place within our core that yearns to satisfy their soul with something greater than the status quo.

Say you'll join me for 30 days in a wonderful journey of creative self-discovery.

 

Eventbrite - Soul Photo30

 

With Love & Light

Ariane 

 

 

 

 

eBook Heart to Heart Debuts Today!

Today, I’d like to invite you into a conversation with your heart.

My new eBook, Heart to Heart debuts today and it is my absolute honor to share with you it’s unique message.  But first, let me share with you why I created Heart to Heart.

Heart to Heart was brought to you for several reasons.

I see potential for greatness in you.  
I see your desire to act on creative impulses and the fear that holds you back.  
I see your desire to live mindfully and purposefully.  
 
I see a hole in this world that needs YOU to fill it.

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Opera & The City | NYC Lifestyle Portraits

I swear sometimes it feels like the universe is uniting me with some pretty amazing people.  People who are deeply passionate about their craft and have a love affair with living life! I had the awesome pleasure of working with Ernest recently for a lifestyle portrait shoot.  His energy, positivity, creativity, and talent was so very inspiring. 

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Find Yourself on The Inspired Way

Passion.  Inspiration.  Purpose.

Does hearing these words create a warm feeling of comfort and ease for you?  Or do they remind you of that tugging feeling you have in your heart that yearns to venture.  At the very least, I hope hearing these words lead you to take a closer look within yourself to see what is bursting to come out.  Ask yourself… 

What would it be like to live an inspired, purpose-driven life?

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30 Days of Gratitude Starts Today!

I’m so excited for this month for two reasons! 

Number 1; Countdown to Turkey Day!!  I can smell the sweet goodness of candied yams and egg nog already!  >>insert Homer Simpson drool<<

And Number 2; we’re celebrating 30 days of Gratitude starting today, November 1st!! Join us by taking one picture a day of something you are grateful for!

  • While you’re sitting in a cafe, take quick shot of that pumpkin spice latte you’re sipping.  
  • Or you could snap a photo the beautiful Fall leaves on your way to work.  
  • And one of my favorite’s, take a self-portrait; a beautiful way to express love and gratitude towards yourself.

You don’t need a fancy camera to do this! The camera on your phone, film, or small point-and-shoot camera will do just fine.


Come on over to share a few of your gratitude photos this month on my fanpage!  Just post and tag the image with your name and myself: "Ariane Hunter Photography" so we can see your beautiful photos!  I just may feature your photo on the blog next month to inspire others to start their own gratitude practice!  

So…what are you grateful for?!!

See Beauty…

Ariane

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Mindful Tools & Practices for Unblocking Creativity

Mindfulness means being present.

Now, what does that really mean for a creative?

Being mindful means being aware of what's happening around and inside you.  It means being in the moment so that you can fully experience the intersection of your intuition and creativity.

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