Inspire You!


So here it is, my very FIRST blog, EVER!!!

For the LONGEST time I have said all I ever want in this world is to a leave a mark behind that inspires people, and now here I am writing a blog to inspire. All because a beautiful soul that inspires me gave me the opportunity to do so. Isn’t life grand and full of surprises and isn’t it……. Oh NO!!!! WAIT!!!?? Did she choose the right person??? Yes, that’s me, 20 minutes of excitement and then BAM! Overwhelmed by FEAR! Mind gone from 0 to 200 in 0.02 seconds and that is when the WHAT IF’S monster grabs me tight……what if I don’t have anything good to say? What if this blog has almost half comatosed you from boredom? What if I am just not good enough. PERIOD!?

Ok brain – HALT!! Let’s start again, breath in and out…. let’s think about this. Often we are swept up in other people having it all together and we are inspired by that. You know what I am talking about, the gorgeous mom who looks like she stepped out of the cover of a magazine and takes the most amazing photographs and pretty much looks like she has her life together, unlike how I feel, a walking mombie (mom zombie) who could barely remember the day of the week let alone put lipstick on or brush her hair today. But herein lies the inspiration.

Inspiration comes from the hard times, from the times when you felt you just couldn’t anymore.

The days when it took all your energy to just put one foot in front of the other. So many quotes are about being strong and holding your head high and being positive, why? Because you can’t know what it takes to be inspired without the tough times, the heartaches and the sleepless nights. I want you to do a little exercise for me, I want you to take a look at your hands, a GOOD look at them! You probably woke up this morning and used your hands to kiss a little face or held the love of your life, you then used them to capture moments through a lens, that would otherwise forever be forgotten, you have used the same hands to put a plaster on a sore and wiped a tear or two away, maybe even from your own face. They have driven you around from point A to point B, held your coffee and fed your hunger.

Now if this is only what your hands did today, imagine what the rest of you has done. You my friend, are a walking, talking inspiration! For not matter what you think, someone is watching you, wishing they had it together just like you. You are valued and have a lot to offer this world, that is why you are YOU!

So my advice to you is this…. if you want to inspire someone today, LET IT BE YOU!

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Nikki Dunford

Nikki Dunford

Hello from Sunny South Africa, a photographer’s dream world of beautiful beaches, majestic animals, sunrises and sunsets!

And that is how my journey started, I would look at everything and think: “Imagine seeing that from behind a lens, imagine capturing that beauty for all eternity, a moment in time that can never be lost or undone!A legacy of photographs to inspire people to shine their lights to one another”.

Pix by Nix Photography was born in 2013 and is a never ending exciting adventure of learning and growing as a photographer, which comes a very close second to my passion of being a mom to two beautiful teenage girls and wife to an amazing man!

As The Photographer’s Element Business to Business Guru, I want to share the love we have for our personally-tried-and-tested companies and products with our readers and followers! Photography is a love affair with life and we hope to share that love affair with everyone, from our incredible vendors all the way through to our incredible clients.
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