Letting it go.

Motherhood has been really good to me. I credit it for being the one and only thing that has helped me let go of some of my perfectionist tendencies. If I have learned anything on this crazy journey, it’s that seeking perfection as a mother is detrimental to all involved. I have loosened up a lot in the last 15 months. And it has been a very good thing.

What I still can’t let go of is perfection in my images. There are so many ‘near perfect’ shots that get dumped because I fear that they are not good enough for my own inner critic. However, there are some images that capture moments that just cannot be deleted from my hard drive. Perfect or not, they are real. Real enough for me to want to remember the imperfections forever. Not perfect light. Not perfect focus. Not perfect anything…except that moment that I cannot bring myself to delete.

Sometimes, my clients get imperfect technical images because as a mother, I feel the moment is worth sharing. I can pick the technicalities apart, but what about the bigger picture? The love. The smiles. That is what I care about.

This is my imperfect Saturday. Grain. Missed focus. I could go on…but that little girl was giggling and crawling between me & her daddy and I can just hear her every time I look at this…I couldn’t let it go. Pretty sure it’s going on my new picture wall. I love it that much. :)

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Hi! Hello! I am Shawna, the founder of Styleberry Blog. This creative corner of the internet has become a learning haven for moms and creatives, offering a warm and encouraging nudge to those who wish to be better and do better, but often don't know where to start. From Decorating to DIY to Diapers and Paleo-ish Dishes, I strive to make the complicated simple and empower women to take action beyond their personal comfort zone. I subscribe to the Shine Theory & so strongly believe that we shine when the women around us shine and mutual support—lifting up instead of tearing down--will always be the culture here. Are you in? I hope so! Beyond the computer, I run Styleberry Creative where I work with clients to create low fuss, high function spaces that are pretty and practical in San Antonio, Texas and beyond. I LOVE making a house a home. My own studs out renovation is now complete and I am now back to working with clients. Please don't hesitate to drop me a line if you'd like to work together! I hope you’ll join me on this fun new adventure! Xo.