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Dear Beautiful Procrastinator

Dear Beautiful Procrastinator

Dear Beautiful Procrastinator,

Relax, I am your fearless leader and I’m here to help both of us.

One of my favorite memes is…

Five Ways to Stop Procrastinating


It’s funny but it’s not because it’s where a lot of us gets stuck and never move forward on that goal, project, or sometimes life. There are lots of reasons we get stuck but perfectionism is the biggie and causes procrastination. We come up with a million reasons why we can’t do “it” yet and we’ll keep finding a million more if we don’t just let go and take the next small step.

This post may not be perfect but I’m getting it out there for you and I hope it resonates and makes you post something you’ve been wanting to share because the truth is someone needs to hear it and they will only “hear it” from you. That’s why there are a multitude of people in the same profession…they all may be sharing the same general information but not everyone is going to really hear them.

I want to speak to the women who will “hear” me…Begin Here…Begin Now. Whatever that goal is take the next first step….post that image, write that blog, call that lead, send that email, put on those running shoes and step outside, take those frames to Goodwill so that you make the space to do your art…whatever it is do it now. I don’t care if it’s 9pm or 6am just do it. You will feel so good when you take the first next step that the steps after will just get easier and then surprise…you’ve reached your goal…Congratulations?

Contact me when you do please I’d love to share your success!

Celebrating the New Me!

Celebrating the New Me!

Dear Beautifully Named Woman,
What’s in a name? Apparently a lot. It took me a few hundred dollars and a court hearing to get mine back. Drum Roll please…I am legally Lesley Bowling Whitehead again just like it states on my birth certificate that’s right Bowling is a family name and it has a long beautiful history of some amazing women so it’s mine again along with my Whitehead and all it’s Scottish heritage. My mom was shocked when I told her that I kept Bowling since I complained about it so much growing but I’m older and wiser now…for the most part.

When I got married 20 something years ago I happily took my husbands last name and made my middle name my maiden name. Last year I got divorced and at the time wasn’t emotionally ready to tackle this next step with all the other big changes happening so I held off.

This decision felt big because for the last 10 years I’ve been running my business as Lesley Arlasky and eventually even used it for the last few years as my business name The L.A.B. I knew it meant more changes…new business name, new logo, new look hell, new brand. It’s a complete overhaul but I realized that new is necessary for me to begin this next chapter and it’s actually a good thing, an exciting thing and it’s something to celebrate.

So today I’m celebrating being OG me again as well as looking forward to adventures in my new business…Lesley Whitehead Photography.

What do you want to manifest this week?

What do you want to manifest this week?

Hey Beautiful

Is there something you desire but don’t know how to make it happen? Want to stop wishing and make it real?

Denise is one of my favorite mentors so I just had to share this opportunity and the best part is it’s FREE! She just launched a FREE 5 Day Manifesting Challenge where you can learn the five proven steps of her manifesting formula.

Join the challenge here:

5-Day Manifesting Challenge

Denise Duffield-Thomas has helped thousands of female entrepreneurs manifest a first class life and business and bonus she’ll make you feel great about your beautiful self!

She’s a practical, no holds barred, tell it like it is, Virgo badass with a cool Australian accent and she’s challenging us to manifest something special this week.

If you find the Law of Attraction too fluffy and woo-woo then make sure you sign up for this video series.

Denise has personally manifested world-wide travel, competition wins, bank errors in her favor, her dream house and has built a million dollar business helping women to manifest their dreams and embrace abundance,

The first video is all about step one of the manifesting formula and trust me, this first video alone, has inspired me… this will be a fun week.

Here’s the link to join and watch now:

5- Day Manifesting Challenge

If you want to kick start some positive momentum in your life come join us and let’s get manifesting. If it’s not for you but your bestie would love this please share!

Can’t wait to hear what you manifested beautiful!


P.S. The first step is super important and trips up a lot of women trying to create change in their lives, you can watch the first video here:

5-Day Manifesting Challenge

P.P.S. I am a proud affiliate partner of Denise Duffield-Thomas and may receive a commission in the future if you purchase one of the Lucky B programs. Even if I weren’t I’d share her with everyone she’s awesome!





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5 Reasons You Should Book Your Fall Senior Session

5 Reasons You Should Book Your Fall Senior Session

Fall Colors Are Fabulous For Senior Sessions

Let’s face it, we live in one of the most beautiful and weather diverse areas of the country. What’s the joke about Chicago? If you don’t like the weather just wait a minute. Last spring I sent my mother a video  where in one day we had every possible weather condition…snow, sleet, rain and sun. That being said finding the perfect time to capture your Senior photos can be daunting and perilous ok maybe not perilous but definitely frustrating.

All the seasons have their pros and cons however, I love Fall Senior Sessions and here are 5 Reasons Why:


“Autumn paints in colors that summer has never seen.”


1) Busy Year – A great way to kick off your Senior year! This year is going to be FULL…full of applying to colleges, choosing a college or choosing another path not to mention all your lasts…last homecoming, last prom, last football game etc. The further along you get in the year the busier you are so you don’t want to wait till the last minute and rush this truly fun experience.

2) Fall Colors – warm browns, rich purples, vibrant reds, blazing oranges, golden yellows abound and make your images pop.

3) Layered Fashion – Layers look great and can give you many different looks within one outfit plus…all those great jackets, hats & gloves!

4) Summer Glow – you may still have that soft summer glow not having gone thru the pasty white of winter or the over tanned look of summer.

5) Cooler Temps – if it’s cooler out your make-up’s not melting off your face and you aren’t sweating thru your shirt. It’s just a better session the more comfortable you are and you will enjoy the experience more.

Anytime is a great time to capture your Senior images but as I’ve explained Fall can be especially beautiful and save you some stress in the Spring.  If you have any questions or your ready to BOOK NOW contact me below.

“Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf is a flower.”



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