Ekaterina Popova | Create! Magazine Lifestyle Session | Wilmington, DE

I recently had the pleasure of catching up with my boo, artist and founder of Create! Magazine, Ekaterina Popova. I was SO pumped when she reached out to me about having some updated photos done for Create!. Just being in her vibrant, color-filled studio gives me life. In a world filled with simple white walls and trendy neutral tones, Ekaterina's studio is literal magic. And she just signed a lease for a new even more magical (how is that even possible?!) studio that she'll be moving into over the next few months. I can not wait to see it!

Ekaterina started Create! Magazine not too long after I left my 9-5 to go full time with photography. She reached out to me when she was about to make the same leap that I had for some advice. I didn't have much to give her (other than yes, absolutely go for it!), but I did send her a quote that really resonated with me when I was in her shoes. That's below for anyone else who might be thinking about taking a risky leap to follow their dream!

We chatted about the joys and undertakings of being business owners and life in general over lunch and drinks at Corner Bistro. I always leave Ekaterina feeling so inspired, refreshed, and all in all just ready to take on the world! Thank you for being such an amazing soul and friend, Ekaterina. The world needs more badass boss ladies like you!

Check out Create! Magazine HERE and Ekaterina's beautiful paintings HERE.

For all of the most important things, the timing always sucks. Waiting for a good time to quit your job? The stars will never align and the traffic lights of life will never all be green at the same time. The universe doesn’t conspire against you, but it doesn’t go out of its way to line up the pins either. Conditions are never perfect. “Someday” is a disease that will take your dreams to the grave with you. Pro and con lists are just as bad. If it’s important to you and you want to do it “eventually,” just do it and correct course along the way.
— Timothy Ferriss, The 4 Hour Workweek