Ask Natalie

Have a question about style, beauty, fitness, or lifestyle? Ask Natalie by filling out the form or explore the FAQs below.

Frequently Asked Questions

Blogging

“What kind of camera and lense do you use?”

We use a Canon 5D Mark IV and a 50mm 1.2 lens. I recommend buying used from B&H Photo and Video for a great deal. We hope to add a 35mm lens to the family soon.

Blogging

“What did you do before blogging?”

Before blogging, I worked in digital communications, marketing, and community operations. My job titles varied but the work was somewhat similar, involving project management, writing, editing, research, and design. I feel so strongly that my education and career path prepared me perfectly for blogging, and I’m incredibly grateful for the work opportunities I’ve had to date.

Blogging

“How did you get started blogging?”

I started my blog the year after moving back to North Carolina from California (2017). Having just left a job in technology, I knew I wanted to do something creative but couldn’t put my finger on what it might be. I spent a year writing and attending conferences tailored toward faith-based writing (devotionals, studies, etc.), but I found myself wanting to write about more than my faith. I took an extensive, reputable career test that winter that matched me with many careers I’d already considered, such as reporting, journalism, marketing, and counseling. However, the #1 match from the test was lifestyle blogger. I was resistant for a while because I had a different impression of the industry than I do now. With time and encouragement from friends and family, my views began to shift. Now, every time I create something for you on the blog, I feel such a rush of joy!