For My Friend, Nicki

Meet Nicki.  A fellow photographer, Texan mama to three, and brave dream chaser.  I did a mini-mini session of her this past weekend in Calgary, Canada.  We were both at Kristen Kalp’s Steer Your Ship 1.5 creative entrepreneur workshop.  Nicki is making big changes in her life soon, trading out a corporate job for her camera and lens.

I am so proud of her.

“For what it’s worth: it’s never too late or, in my case, too early to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit, stop whenever you want. You can change or stay the same, there are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. And I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people with a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of. If you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”

― Eric Roth, The Curious Case of Benjamin Button screenplay

It’s not every day, you meet someone who has the courage to start over.

So dear friend, should you feel afraid or doubt yourself, remember this is how I see you, lovely, fierce, and capable.

You can view her work at Nicki Behm Photography. 

With aloha,

Crystal Chanel

  • Heather May - very nice! 🙂

  • Beverly Williams Maloy - Wow! What a beautiful post and beautiful photos. Love this! And not just because Nicki is my daughter. Your words are truly inspirational and brought tears to my eyes. Thank you.

  • Jenika - Yeah Nicki! So happy for her and excited to see what she does next. Thanks for sharing these beautiful images and your thoughts, Crystal.

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