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A Nashville Branding Session Featuring Body Balance with Michaela Gallaher
A behind the scenes look at how a branding session looks like with a health and wellness advocate and business owner.
In late August, I had the opportunity of getting to take branding portraits of Nashville entrepreneur, Michaela Gallaher, to highlight her business “Body Balance With Michaela”. Let me tell you, this session was a blast because we photographed Michaela at several locations like Chick Fil A, White Bison Coffee, and even at one of her favorite Barre Studios. Michaela also wanted to incorporate some of her “Whys” behind her business, and Austin, her sweet husband, made an appearance in part of her session because he supports and encourages her to chase her dreams (there is even a photo that makes me think of Joanna Gains with her husband, Chip cheering in the background). Finally, it was so nice getting to make sure this session was unique to Michaela and her business because I wanted to make sure these photos were a reflection of her business, her personality, and her passions! Instead of sharing a small sentence about what she does, I wanted to share the heart behind Michaela’s business in the next paragraph. If you have a moment, please take a few minutes to read this sweet gal’s story!
Here is a snippet from her website which perfectly describes her WHY behind her business:
“Growing up, I was never taught how to eat in a way that’s healthy or the benefits of exercise. I remember in the 3rd grade I was sat down by my mother and grandma and was told that I needed to be put on a diet because they could see me becoming overweight. That was the moment when I realized that it was possible for my body to be something other than “good.”
Fast-forwarding to September 2017, I was working full-time and taking on a new part-time job training to be an instructor for barre classes, experiencing energy crashes in the afternoons and depending on coffee to get me through the day (multiple cups in a day). I was irritable often, suffering from seasonal allergies and sinus problems. And I was ALWAYS struggling to make ends meet with all of my bills while trying to pay off my dream wedding that happened that June. Did I mention my husband and I also have student loans?
My financial situation seemed a little hopeless at the time, but I knew that something needed to change with the way I was treating my body so I took a chance. I decided to try something that a friend shared with me and IT WORKED! No more crashes, fewer sugar cravings (NO ice cream cravings anymore which is insane!), more energy throughout the day (whereas an afternoon crash used to just be a part of my daily routine), and I am sleeping SOUNDLY at night! My mood has improved, I have less inflammation in my sinuses/nose, and I just feel so much better all around. On top of all of this, I am now making actual money sharing the simple things I’ve learned from this friend!
What is your time worth to you? Do you want to keep spending your hours at your 9-5 suffering from energy crashes, feeling uncomfortable in your own skin, or letting your body decide whether you have the energy to do the things you love? I am here to tell you that there is a better way.”
-(Michaela Gallaher, Body Balance with Michaela)
If you are interested in working with Michaela and getting your body on a more healthy and balanced track, please reach out to her at Body Balance With Michaela (HERE) or you can find her on Instagram here (she’s pretty active on social media and is hilarious to follow!)
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Interested in having a radiant and joyful photography experience that would best capture and illustrate your business and personal brand? I would love to work with you! Please check out my contact page HERE to set up a consultation!
As always, thank you so much for keeping up with my photography adventures! I love serving you all through photography and I love sharing my stories with you! Have a wonderful week!
Meet Your Friendly Nashville Branding Photographer
Dolly DeLong is a Nashville-based family, elopement, & branding photographer and a business educator & encourager. Dolly loves serves families, eloping couples, and business owners with her timeless, radiant photography. She loves capturing the joy and emotion in both digital and film photos.
She also has a heart for serving the larger business community. Dolly shares her knowledge of tools like Pinterest, email marketing, and time management with fellow business owners in an encouraging and supportive way through Pinterest 1:1 training, helpful blog posts, and other resources.
Dolly’s faith and love for her family motivate her to help other business owners find the joy and freedom she’s found in running a successful small business.
Whenever she has a spare moment, she enjoys watching TV (i.e. Survivor), eating way too many sweets, and listening to podcasts while running or walking. To work with Dolly DeLong Photography LLC, please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or fill out her contact form here