BP Guest Feature | Vanessa Hicks

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vanessa hicks

 On occasion, we love to bring back special guests for additional episodes of the Bokeh Podcast! We’ve been honored to have Vanessa join us for two episodes! You’ll find more about Vanessa and her episodes below!

      

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vanessa hicks

 On occasion, we love to bring back special guests for additional episodes of the Bokeh Podcast! We’ve been honored to have Vanessa join us for two episodes! You’ll find more about Vanessa and her episodes below!

      

Meet Vanessa

Vanessa Hicks is a destination wedding and portrait photographer currently documenting love in San Diego! She is a military spouse and Navy Veteran as well!

She truly believes in empowering others, and the importance of documenting her client’s legacy! She has been published worldwide, and voted Hawaii’s #1 Wedding Photographer in 2018 and 2019!

When she’s doesn’t have a camera in her hand , you can find her with a Starbucks cup at Disneyland, watching Harry Potter or The Office on reruns, or just lounging on the beach with an umbrella drink in hand!

Meet Vanessa

Vanessa Hicks is a destination wedding and portrait photographer currently documenting love in San Diego! She is a military spouse and Navy Veteran as well!

She truly believes in empowering others, and the importance of documenting her client’s legacy! She has been published worldwide, and has been voted Hawaii’s #1 Wedding Photographer back to back in 2018 and 2019!

When she’s doesn’t have a camera in her hand , you can find her with a Starbucks cup in her hand at Disneyland, watching Harry Potter or The Office on reruns, or just lounging on the beach with an umbrella drink in hand!

Taking Care of Our Mental Health

Are you overwhelmed from taking on too much work in your photography business, but are afraid to ask for help? As entrepreneurs, the state of your mental health should be a priority in your life and your business.

In episode 210 of the Bokeh Podcast, we’re joined by Vanessa Hicks to discuss the importance of taking your mental health seriously. Listen in as she opens up about her battle with anxiety and depression, and shares solutions to avoiding the six triggers of mental health challenges.

If you’re struggling with your mental health, we encourage you to find support or connect with the National Alliance on Mental Health.

Taking Care of Our Mental Health

Are you overwhelmed from taking on too much work in your photography business, but are afraid to ask for help? As entrepreneurs, the state of your mental health should be a priority in your life and your business.

In episode 210 of the Bokeh Podcast, we’re joined by Vanessa Hicks to discuss the importance of taking your mental health seriously. Listen in as she opens up about her battle with anxiety and depression, and shares solutions to avoiding the six triggers of mental health challenges.

If you’re struggling with your mental health, we encourage you to find support or connect with the National Alliance on Mental Health.

Plan to Blog for a Month in One Hour

Are you constantly struggling to create new content that’s worthy of hitting publish on your blog?

In episode 238 of the Bokeh Podcast, Vanessa Hicks walks us through how she plans an entire month of content in just one hour. If you’re ready to consistently add content to your website, then listen in as she shares her process to planning out content and a few pieces of content you may have not considered sharing!

Plan to Blog for a Month in One Hour

Are you constantly struggling to create new content that’s worthy of hitting publish on your blog?

In episode 238 of the Bokeh Podcast, Vanessa Hicks walks us through how she plans an entire month of content in just one hour. If you’re ready to consistently add content to your website, then listen in as she shares her process to planning out content and a few pieces of content you may have not considered sharing!

More about vanessa

As a child who had the pleasure of growing up in the beautiful island of Hawaii, my childhood was not one you would expect here in paradise. Growing up in extreme poverty, fueled by drugs and alcoholic parents, my goal was to find my way in this big beautiful world. At 17-years-old, I started that dream and joined the Navy, honored to serve our great country.

At 19-years-old, I watched my father take his last breath. He went into the hospital with a broken leg, and never came out. It was at that moment that I realized how important pictures were. Because I barely had any.

Struggling to find an image for my father’s obituary, it became clear that these handful of images, about 6 or so, was all of the physical memories I had left of him. I mean, our lives weren’t the greatest, so maybe my parents didn’t think it was worth documenting. But it was.

Those 6 images I have of my father are my dearest treasures. I have no video of him. I can’t really remember what his voice even sounded like anymore. Memories fade. Life goes on. But those 6 images, they are everything.

As a photographer, it is my job to document these incredible moments in life. Tomorrow isn’t promised to anyone, so it’s up to you to document your today. Your RIGHT NOW. Your life.

More about vanessa

As a child who had the pleasure of growing up in the beautiful island of Hawaii, my childhood was not one you would expect here in paradise. Growing up in extreme poverty, fueled by drugs and alcoholic parents, my goal was to find my way in this big beautiful world. At 17-years-old, I started that dream and joined the Navy, honored to serve our great country.

At 19-years-old, I watched my father take his last breath. He went into the hospital with a broken leg, and never came out. It was at that moment that I realized how important pictures were. Because I barely had any.

Struggling to find an image for my father’s obituary, it became clear that these handful of images, about 6 or so, was all of the physical memories I had left of him. I mean, our lives weren’t the greatest, so maybe my parents didn’t think it was worth documenting. But it was.

Those 6 images I have of my father are my dearest treasures. I have no video of him. I can’t really remember what his voice even sounded like anymore. Memories fade. Life goes on. But those 6 images, they are everything.

As a photographer, it is my job to document these incredible moments in life. Tomorrow isn’t promised to anyone, so it’s up to you to document your today. Your RIGHT NOW. Your life.

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