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Bite-sized podcast episodes about about wedding photography. I talk about running a business, personal goals, and I share a lot of personal photos over on my Patreon for each episode. I post 10 minute episodes about twice a month!

Nessa K Podcast Nessa Kessinger

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    • 5.0 • 13 Ratings

Bite-sized podcast episodes about about wedding photography. I talk about running a business, personal goals, and I share a lot of personal photos over on my Patreon for each episode. I post 10 minute episodes about twice a month!

    why saying "i'm not available" when you are emotionally unavailable is a valid excuse.

    why saying "i'm not available" when you are emotionally unavailable is a valid excuse.

    If you like this podcast, you can share your support by joining me on Patreon! Access to all of my videos, tutorials, and podcasts for a full year for $108 or just support the podcast for $33 per year! :)

    Lately:

    It's warming up, so I've been spending more time outside. I *attempted* to paint this grey lawn furniture as wicker (it got very mixed reviews on Instagram)

    (pictures and links available on https://www.patreon.com/posts/64002298)

    I completed improv 101 and all of my classmates and I wrote nice things about each other on sheets of paper. I hung mine above my mirror because I loved it so much.

    (pictures and links available on https://www.patreon.com/posts/64002298)



    Things I mentioned:

    Seaside - the town from "Truman Show" is real and weird.

    The book "I didn't do the thing today"



    Things I’ve been loving:

    - I re-watched this classic clip from Ira Glass about why we want to quit when we think we aren't good enough.

    - This amazing Victorian inspired forest wall-mural

    - I spent so much time dreaming of English cottages and the instagram algorithm has me figured out now.


    I feel very seen because my friend Heather bought this mushroom bowl for me for my birthday:

    (pictures and links available on https://www.patreon.com/posts/64002298)

    • 9 min
    who gets the best time of your day

    who gets the best time of your day

    If you like this podcast, you can share your support by joining me on Patreon! Access to all of my videos, tutorials, and podcasts for a full year for $108 or just support the podcast for $33 per year! :)


    Lately:

    I've been trying to make time for myself every morning to eat mindfully, even if it's junk food, so I've been making/buying/consuming a lot of little treats.

    Today, I cried and then stress baked some very ugly chocolate cake (not pictured) and some strawberry and red bean mochi to have with tea.

    Photos and links available on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/posts/60815947

    I'm also always a little happy when it snows because our house ends up looking like this:

    Photos and links available on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/posts/60815947

    And I also have been buying "projects" to do (I mentioned buying a Wacom tablet to draw with, but I also have purchased clay, a bunch of paint for an air compressor, some new gouache paints. I even bought a piece of furniture that had potential that I justified as being my "work tea" station:

    Photos and links available on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/posts/60815947

    Things I mentioned:

    The video on the planner from “Furry Little Peach” I mentioned - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iHtLvrKf9_0

    She also just posted a video on resolutions that I liked (it’s mostly for illustrators) https://youtu.be/nRbxVBYcR4s

    Here's what her journal looks like!


    Things I’ve been loving:

    - Obviously tea. Specifically, I've been drinking a ton of Decaf Vanilla Comoro tea because it's soothing, I can keep reheating the same pot of tea all day long (because it's decaf and there's no cut off for when I can stop drinking it.

    - The Mysterious Benedict Society on Disney Plus! Holy wow, it's pretty. It's also starring Tony Hale (Buster Bluth anyone?) and Kristen Schaal. I did some sketching while watching it the other day, too.

    Photos and links available on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/posts/60815947

    - Mindlessly looking through homes on Zillow.

    - These amazing "Rocket Girl" photographs.

    • 9 min
    how I cancelled last minute on a conference and I missed a magazine shoot

    how I cancelled last minute on a conference and I missed a magazine shoot

    If you like this podcast, you can share your support by joining me on Patreon! Access to all of my videos, tutorials, and podcasts for a full year for $108 or just support the podcast for $33 per year! :)

    https://www.patreon.com/nessak

    Lately:

    I took instagram off my phone a few days ago so I haven't been taking a lot of personal photos. I have done the following:

    - Took an "autumn soup making" class alone and loved it. Autumn and all this nice chilly (not cold) weather is definitely my favorite.

    (photos and links over on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/posts/59166304)

    - Got my COVID booster shot and spent an entire day lying in bed with a massive headache.
    - Purchased a Wacom Cintiq because I really desperately want to make more illustrations again soon.
    - Had the above thanksgiving dinner alone, but watched "Home Alone" with my friend Heather while we texted about the movie while I ate it.

    Things I mentioned:

    My Imagen AI Patreon review - https://www.patreon.com/posts/article-review-55417998

    Last month's video about burn out and creativity (which felt very reminiscent of my podcasts because we talked so much about feelings - https://www.patreon.com/posts/video-staying-57490753

    Things I’ve been loving:

    - This collection of photos by brian chorski
    - The absolutely surreal art of Ismail Zaidy
    (photos and links over on Patreon - https://www.patreon.com/posts/59166304)
    - Rereading Hyperbole and a Half (I have two of Allie Brosh's books and I connected with someone in Costco because I was carrying one around). Her comic about depression is incredible. (and there's a Part 2)
    - Learning to identify new feelings in my body. I had this whole exercise with my therapist where I told her I felt "numb" and she got out a bunch of "feelings" cards and we went through them one by one and it turned out, I wasn't numb, I was just having feelings that I didn't recognize how they felt in my own body. So now, I use a feelings chart and I love it.
    - Breakfast. This could be in every podcast newsletter episode, really, because cooking breakfast for myself is dope.

    • 9 min
    Pro-efficiency BUT anti-hustle! Productivity SO you have time to rest

    Pro-efficiency BUT anti-hustle! Productivity SO you have time to rest

    This podcast is brought to you by my lovely Patreons! You can see all the photos, links, and previous posts for $3 on Patreon

    https://www.patreon.com/posts/55692056

    Lately:

    Sam and I went to Paris and I got to see some incredible Henri Cartier Bresson photographs. 3

    https://www.patreon.com/posts/55692056

    I was, admittedly, pretty sick most of the time I was there (celiac and anxiety did not do me good) but I still loved seeing some pretty things.



    I actually did a bit of drawing:
    https://www.patreon.com/posts/55692056

    Things I mentioned:

    Last week's interview with Sam Hurd on how he stays productive - https://www.patreon.com/posts/10-minute-audio-55177724

    My review of Imagen AI - https://www.patreon.com/posts/article-review-55417998

    Things I’ve been loving:

    - I've been reading a book called "Whole Brain Living: The Anatomy of Choice" about a brain scientist who suffered a severe stroke where she lost all use of the left side of her brain. She was a vegetable for about 8 weeks and it took 8 YEARS before her entire brain came back online. Her book is fascinating and it's all about how we have more power over our thoughts than we think. You can see one of her interviews here!

    - I'm saving a ton of Halloween pins over on Pinterest in case I decide to do the drawing challenge Inktober again!

    - Honestly.... getting back into my tea B.S.

    https://www.patreon.com/posts/55692056

    It's my self care. I fell out of love with it a little over the summer, but today was a cool day and baby, I am *back.*

    • 7 min
    What motivates YOU? (with Sam Hurd)

    What motivates YOU? (with Sam Hurd)

    Sam Hurd got interviewed on what motivates him on a daily basis. Everything from removing friction to making sure you like what you're doing to experimenting.

    We've talked about this before, but I am an under-functioner! When I get stressed out or overwhelmed, I shut down. In that exact same situation, Sam's brain goes into overdrive. Since it's SO EASY to jump on the comparison game (especially living in the same house) I thought a conversation about it would be interesting.

    I need structure, but Sam thrives with a bit of chaos! So I talk with him about what that's like.

    Sometimes our brains are just different and that's OK! 3

    • 11 min
    how do you find motivation when you're overwhelmed?

    how do you find motivation when you're overwhelmed?

    Lately:

    This podcast is coming to you from Maine! I haven't shared anything publicly, but it's been a nice trip. We've been going to museums and small shops, mostly.

    pictures & links are available for $3/month on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/posts/53538654

    But if I haven't mentioned it before, I LOVE GROCERY STORES. They are my "calm/happy place" and this small town we're in has a good one:

    pictures & links are available for $3/month on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/posts/53538654




    Things I mentioned:

    FOCUSMATE.COM

    My email catch up video (catching up on email when I’m overwhelmed!)

    More on body doubling

    Video on remote control culling

    A video on *creative* burnout (which is a little different than just feeling burned out at work, but I'm feeling this, too, so I'm sharing!)

    pictures & links are available for $3/month on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/posts/53538654


    Things I’ve been loving:

    - "Hate Myself" Dodie -- this music video is beautiful and the song is *so* catchy.

    - "Doodle Therapy" - a series where two artists real-time draw and talk together for about an hour!

    - Portland, Maine buildings AND this big pigeon, just being a totally normal pigeon and blending in.

    pictures & links are available for $3/month on Patreon! https://www.patreon.com/posts/53538654

    • 10 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
13 Ratings

13 Ratings

Iamthesam ,

Instant favorite.

Such an fascinating insight into the life of one of the most influential yet under the radar photographers out there. Highly recommend!

ChewyGee ,

Great little listen

Just wanted to be the first person to rate your podcast here. I love the small insights that you have and how open you are about your personal and professional life. I know that it takes effort to make the podcasts but there is an audience there that loves hearing you speak. Please keep it up, cheers