Brittany Waddell | A Heart Filled By ‘HOPE’
Introducing RED Woman, Brittany Waddell
After sitting down with Brittany Waddell over a Saturday morning coffee, I walked away completely surrounded by an overwhelming aura of delight mixed with splashes of tranquility. Feeling touched by the words of her journey and strongly motivated towards my own items in pursuit, I felt the true essences of passion in which she exuberates. Within her bohemian flare and gentle smile, Brittany perfectly represents the very soul in which she was created to be and after about 5 minutes of being in her company, no one could argue with that; nor would they want too.
Currently living a fabulous life as a creative photographer and international business owner in Newport Beach, California, like most, Brittany’s story started along a difficult path where both her spirit and body where challenged beyond one’s imagine. Waking to another morning like any other…she was young, engaged, and in the final years of college, Brittany’s world suddenly changed dramatically.
Imagine…What if all of a sudden your body had become so allergic to every day foods, that your body completely stops absorbing the very nutrients it needs in order to function?…You wouldn’t be able to drive. Be social with friends. Or even fight to keep your body weight from rapidly disappearing to the point of an anorexic state despite your efforts in having to eat every 15 minutes simply to keep from passing out…imagine…just for a moment…
Hearing the words from another medical specialist that she would not live past the age of 25, brought nothing short of pain and a lost sense of control. This was Brittany’s day-to-day reality over the course of a 4 year battle not only for her happiness, but for her life.
B - “You definitely hit your lows and think, ‘I don’t see myself coming out of this and helping other people, it’s just not going to happen because I’m not even going to get through this”
Yet, for Brittany, the game didn’t end there. Like a true and zealous fighter, she didn’t take prior professional speculation as an end to her means. She fought, she struggled, and during her relentless stride, Brittany leaned closely to her family and the passions of her heart.
B - “Above all else, you have to have a positive outlook”
Illustrated by small depictions of ink softly rooted in her skin, a simple tattoo of ‘HOPE’ written in her mother’s handwriting, lays across her petite wrist; representing their promise to each other through a series of significant words: H-appiness, O-ptimism, P-assion, and E-nthusiasm. The other, a faithful cross joined by Proverbs 3:5-6, ‘Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding…and he will make your paths straight.”
B – “This was a huge reminder to just slow down, let go of the reigns, and see what happens”
Watching Brittany recite about her yesterdays and the dark moments that led her into a life of peace and meaning was a beautiful thing to observe! She lives very freely within the radiance of her heart felt hope, enjoying the capturing of life’s moments for each of her clients from behind her talented trapping lens.
B – “This is so fun…it’s about the connection, grabbing the true moment”
Before going our separate ways, I ended our session asking Brittany ‘if there was something you could say to each of the women out there about what it means to be ‘RED’, what would it be?
B - “Never look back, but always remember. You can’t change [the] past so embrace it. Love it. Move forward and don’t make mistakes that you made before…enjoy the ride. Find something you believe in and go for it. You only live once. You do with it what you want; be it big or small, extravagant. Do it! Because the only regret you can have, is the regret you didn’t try”
*Brittany in action with work & play as both the Maid of Honor & Wedding Photographer
And this, my dear ladies, is exactly why we name Brittany a ‘RED Woman’; for in her heart of HOPE, represents the purest form of an unbreakable soul. In Brittany, lives the inspiration that is found in each of us! So listen closely and begin to trust the inspirations of your inner voice because She is there, your RED, and has a lot to say if you let Her.
Brittany’s wonderful wall of inspiration begins here and stops, as she would put it, when she says so…
“A special THANK YOU to Miss Brittany Waddell for her time & endless support! We adore this girl and celebrate her RED style! “~ RLT
Works by BrittRene Photography |
Brittany Waddell’s successful talents are expressed through her daily snaps of life captured in their most innocent of moments. Her works can be found on her website, www.brittrenephotography.com, as well as her facebook fan page.