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Reputed beauty influencer Ami Desai shares her Thoughts on Motherhood and Entrepreneurship

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Many women think it would be too challenging to be both a mother and an entrepreneur. It feels like one of your roles will always be neglected. However, beauty influencer Ami Desai thinks more women need to be open to the possibility of finding fulfillment in both their work and family lives.

Desai has a history in Hollywood, working on shows like Lux Lifestyles on Wealth TV, Inside Edition, and #OWNshow on Oprah.com. However, she soon realized that working in the beauty industry was her true calling. She created a beauty business with a focus on South Asian women, who, for a long time, haven’t had makeup artists who catered to them for special occasions. 

Now, she combines all of these worlds as an on-air beauty and lifestyle expert. You can often find Desai on Home & Family TV and KTLA 5 News. She loves getting the word out about beauty trends and the lifestyle brands she enjoys.

She’s also created a brand as a modern mom influencer. Desai posts about her children frequently on her Instagram. There’s an adorable video of her daughter putting on her makeup, and lots of sweet family portraits. Since she’s pregnant with her third child, she’s also been showcasing a lot of maternity wear, even including swimsuits.

“I try to bring together all of my areas of expertise to help moms learn how to juggle it all,” Desai said. “I think you can be beautiful, have fun, love your kids, and still grow your business.”

There are many ways that Desai organizes her life with kids. She and her husband have an extensive Google Calendar where they can keep track of appointments and dates. Her family also limits screen time so that they can spend time together as a family after dinners.

“One of the most important things you can do as a mother is regular self-care,” Desai said. “It might not seem important, but you need to find ways to fill up your tank for your kids. That doesn’t always mean spending every moment with them. If you don’t have any energy because you haven’t been kind to yourself, you won’t have anything to give to them.”

Desai acknowledges that being a mom and an entrepreneur is hard. However, she wants you to know that it’s possible. If you want it enough, you can bring balance to all parts of your life and live the way you want.

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Kristi Ronning, Beautifully Portraying ‘Love, Knows No Bounds’

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If your concept of eloping includes sneaking away at night, or heading to your dream place, think again. Small, highly mobile weddings have grown by leaps and bounds over the past five years. Fueled by mind-blowing posts on Pinterest, Instagram, and beyond, a growing number of young couples are trading in churches and banquet halls. 

With the pandemic disrupting thousands of weddings, the shift to small elopements is growing faster. An elopement containing just the couple and a few guests is comparatively safer and a far less stressful way for marriage than calling relatives, friends and many other guests.

In order to provide you with ethereal and magical photography for your wedding, Kristi Ronning founded Opal and Ox. Ronning is an American Elopement photographer, recognized for her mountain-top portraits. In addition, she features breathtaking landscapes with an aesthetic sense. 

Born on July 30, 1991, and raised in Pine Island, Minnesota, Ronning is the youngest of her siblings. She was born to Kathy Shafer and Jeff Ronning. From a very young age, she loved capturing photographs of her surroundings. As a kid, she loved dancing and taking theater classes. When Ronning entered second grade, her mother was thoughtful enough to gift her a disposable camera, which quickly turned into a digital one. From that point onwards, she has never put her camera down. Her passion drove her to become a professional photographer at the age of nineteen. 

After getting married to her husband, Ralphie, the two opened a photography and videography service-providing company named Opal and Ox. The couple has been quite successful in covering weddings worldwide since 2012. 

She has kept Opal & Ox services very admirable. According to her, life is all about exploring new adventures, this is what she, along with her husband, has been doing, and the reason for creating Opal & Ox is to lend their support to those who want to discover their love in an aesthetic style. Furthermore, the couple strongly believes that photography and videography flow together perfectly. This is why Ronning has been capturing emotions, energy, joys, and memories through the lens of her camera. 

She firmly thinks that whether it’s weddings and elopements, family photo sessions, senior portraits, or newborn photos, she knows how to capture the moments. Opal & Ox has been telling stories together through film and photos since almost 15 years. The journey has been quite memorable and displays Ronning’s love for photography in a nutshell. 

In her early years of photography, she covered conventional weddings. Upon moving to Montana, she began pioneering the mountain-top elopement wedding style that has been made famous by social media platforms. 

Ronning loves to incorporate fun fashion pieces into natural landscapes. Being completely self-taught, she quickly became one of the most prominent elopement photographers in the world. Now, people all across the world admire her work. However, she is best known for climbing mountain peaks with couples and documenting their marriage at an elevation of over 10,000 feet. Currently living in Montana, she shoots on a Hasselblad 907x medium format digital camera.

In 2020, Ronning was featured on the cover of Montana bride magazine, volumes 18 & 19, for capturing an epic three days shoot in the mountains. The magazine did a 9-page spread about the 3-day overnight hike in the mountains outside Yellowstone National Park. 

Ronning’s future endeavors include launching her first photography book and filming a documentary following her life and career in the mountains. Her determination made her capable enough that in 2022, she was featured in Rocky Mountain Bride magazine. Being a woman, she has never given up on her dreams. Her continuous efforts and life-long achievements can be a true inspiration for all young female photographers out there. 

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