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  • Hey there! I’m Josie Kay

    American Poet, and one of my favorites, Mary Oliver asked; “So tell me, what is it you plan to do with your one WILD + PRECIOUS life?” Her question resonated with me personally and professionally and those two words became a mantra to drive my life and work.
    Personally, I am in love with the idea of life being WILD + PRECIOUS. Because it is. It’s fast + slow, big + small, crazy + simple…wild + precious. Life is full of these moments. Everyone has a story and I’m here to tell it.

Sarah Barlow Internship

Last weekend I had the enourmous privilege of interning with Sarah Barlow. Sarah is a fashion and editorial photographer based in Nashville, TN.


I had been looking for a photographer to intern with to help me on certain areas of my business. When I came across Sarah online, I immediately knew her internship was for me. I was drawn to Sarah not only because she is a fantastic photographer, but because of her personality. Even online I could just tell THIS GIRL IS FUN! (score).

Plus Sarah lives in Nashville , one of my favorite cities ever (double score)…

Sarah is extremely energetic and bubbly, an amazing artist and SO business savvy. Yes, there was much I could learn from her.

Learn I did…laughing all the way! Sarah is such a fantastic person to be around. Her laughter is contagious and she is literally a knee slapper (as in if she slaps her knee you know you really made her laugh). She’s super easy going and makes everything an adventure –even getting locked out of her house! Sarah and I have so many things in common, from what we eat to our love of list making. It was very easy to learn from her. She teaches things so naturally and from her heart, she truly has a desire to see others succeed.


breaking back into Sarah's house only took one large brick, a trash can and some mad ninja skills on Sarah's part.

"The Sarah Barlow Creative Thinking Method"

Sarah is my kinda girl, a coffee house girl! We’d take our computers and work out of two of the best local places in Nashville, CREMA and The Frothy Monkey .

The Frothy Monkey

I am so thankful that I did this internship! Sarah has inspired me so much!  Everything she taught me has already helped me move my business forward and I am a better person for knowing her.

If you are a photographer and thinking about her internship I cannot recommend it enough, SERIOUSLY, it will grow you leaps and bounds!!!!!


**We also did a photo shoot for this beauty….more of those photos tomorrow!**



Danielle - April 18, 2012 - 11:18 am

Beautiful pic! Looks like fun :)

Tara - April 18, 2012 - 2:56 pm

Looks like such a blast!!!! Can’t wait to see more photos!

Sarah Barlow - April 18, 2012 - 6:42 pm

Girllllll freaking LOVEDDDD having you as an intern! Had way way too much fun!! Thank you sooo much for what you said!! Missss ya!!! Come back SOON!

Amanda Miller - April 18, 2012 - 6:49 pm

Yay! A fellow Sarah Barlow intern! :) That image is absolutely gorgeous, can’t wait to see more!

Natalia Bishop - April 18, 2012 - 7:00 pm

Friend I am loooving this new branding!!!! I’m so excited you had a blast with Sarah and got to learn tons!! your images are already killer and I can’t wait to see where this experience is gonna take you!! May needs to hurry up and get here so I can squeeze your face off and get my hands on some of that delicious elk jerky!!!! luv yaaa!! :)

Josie - April 22, 2012 - 9:31 pm

thank you so much, Amanda! haha I love being a Sarah Barlow intern –she’s the best! :) the rest of Chantelle’s photo shoot is posted, if you haven’t seen it :)

Josie - April 22, 2012 - 9:32 pm

haha thanks, girl!!!! I can’t wait to see you either! But, I’m not gonna be able to meet up with you and Sarah in Chicago in May :( I have a wedding that weekend…So I won’t get to see ya until June :( BUT, I’m bringing plenty of elk jerky!!!!! :)

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