My First Publication - Bella Grace Magazine Cover
My first Magazine Publication
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After a years worth of hesitations, a few months ago I submitted some of my photography to Bella Grace Magazine for possible publication.
I first heard of the beautiful magazine on Instagram through a photographer friend. They tend to have photography contests and if you are one of the 4 images they pick as a winner you get a free magazine! I have won 3 :) I fell in love with them right away. Here is a statement right off of their website to tell you what they are all about :
"We believe: An ordinary life can be extraordinary, there is beauty in imperfection, and that magic can be found in the everyday.Bella Grace is meant to be savored. It is meant to get tossed in your beach bag, or tucked under your pillow to enjoy before bed. It is meant to be read over and over again. It is meant to be written in and dog-eared. It is meant to inspire you to discover magic in ordinary moments and accompany you on this beautiful adventure that is life. If you believe that life should be lived with a full heart and open eyes, come join us, and get lost in the beautifully penned stories and soul stirring photographs that make up Bella Grace."
Very quickly after I sent the email with my photo submissions attached, they contacted me back saying, "This is too funny. We've been dying to contact you to be a featured instagrammer in Bella Grace! The images you sent over are GORGEOUS!"
I was absolutely flattered!! They then asked me to submit a statement telling them what living a Bella Grace Life means to me in under 50 words ... which was hard for me! ;) I sent it in and a few weeks went by.
Then on the evening of February 16th I got a package in the mail from Bella Grace Magazine. I was absolutely giddy with joy thinking this would be the magazine with my feature in it!! Little did I know after tearing open the package that one of my images would be THE COVER of the magazine!!! What an amazing surprise that was!!! They also had a great section in the magazine featuring several more of my images. I am still having a hard time believing this happened :)
The stunning model on the cover is my beautiful friend and neighbor, Katy LeRoy :)
Then last week I discovered that the magazine is available at Barnes and Noble and has been spotted my many friends all over the US!! :) So very exciting ... it's like a dream come true :)