Meet Faith

Hey, it’s great to see you here!  My name’s Faith, welcome to my blog!  I’ve had an interest in fashion for as long as I can remember, and I love sharing it with the world through my blog and Instagram.  Here’s a little about my life…  I was born in Texas, then when I was about four years old my family moved to a super small town in Western North Carolina for my dad’s job.  While we lived there, my parents separated when I was about five years old and they later got divorced.  Eight years following our move to North Carolina, my little sister and I followed my dad’s job again to our current home in South Carolina.  My little sister and I visit my mother in North Carolina one weekend each month and for six weeks every summer.  I have been going to church my whole life and I attend both the Episcopal and Baptist churches, depending on which parent I’m with that Sunday.  I’m currently going through confirmation in the Episcopal church I attend with my dad.  I also participate in my local YoungLife group and go to YoungLife club every Monday night as well as Campaigners (a YoungLife Bible study) every Wednesday morning before school.  I started going to YoungLife at the beginning of freshman year and it’s been one of the best things I’ve ever done for myself (side note: if you have YoungLife near you, GO TO CLUB!).  I picked up lacrosse a few years ago and I have absolutely loved it.  I now play on my high school’s varsity team (I’m number 22 in the picture above).  I’m a member of my school’s beta and anchor clubs as well as Mu Alpha Theta (math honors society).  As far as school goes, my favorite subjects are consistently English and history, although I’ve really enjoyed geometry this year as well.  When I’m not working on a blog post, doing homework, hanging out with friends, or at lacrosse practice, you can usually find me taking pictures with my camera or Google searching a concert near me.  I love all things white, gold, and pink almost as much as dark chocolate, candles and a good song.  I’m always up for trying something new, so creating a blog back in the summer of 2015 wasn’t too far out of my comfort zone.  I do my best to publish one post per week at the very least, but academics always come first (even if studying chemistry is way less fun).  I love writing and shooting for this blog, as it combines some of the things I love the most; fashion, scripture, and travel.  That was probably way more about me than you wanted (or needed) to know, but now I feel a little more connected with you, and hopefully you feel a little more connected to the girl wearing the outfits.  Thanks for tagging along in my blogging journey by checking out my bright little corner of the internet.

FAQs

What camera and lens do you use?: I use a Canon EOS Rebel T6 (find it here) with either a Canon EFS 18-55mm lens (here) or a Sigma 30mm F1.4 DC HSM lens (here) depending on the shot or video.  Any underwater pictures or videos you see were taken with a FujiFilm FinePix XP120 (here).

Who takes your pictures?: As you may or may not be able to tell, my pictures are by no means professionally taken, the majority are actually taken by my younger sister with the Canon camera mentioned above.  We have a deal worked out; I do her laundry, she shoots my blog posts.  Fair enough, right?

How do you make your travel diary videos?: I take the clips for my travel diary videos on the cameras mentioned above, then I import them to my MacBook, trim and edit them, and put them together in iMovie.

How old are you?: I don’t like to give out my exact age, but I’m a rising junior in high school.

When and how did you start your blog?: I started a “preppy fashion” Instagram page in the spring of 2014 and as it grew, I looked up to fashion bloggers such as Sarah Vickers, Carly Heitlinger, and Abby of Belle of the Ball 45.  I decided I wanted my own fashion blog and practically begged my parents to let me make one my whole eighth grade year.  Finally, at the end of May 2015, my parents agreed to let me start a blog and A Pocketful of Prep was born.  After a year of thought, in May 2017 I changed my blog name to A Pocketful of Faith to make it a little more personal.  I use WordPress as a host site and found the set up process to be fairly simple.  I used the free plan for my first two years but recently upgraded to the premium plan to accommodate my need for more media storage space and use of videos.  If you’re trying to start your own blog, you can get started by heading to wordpress.com.

How did you become a Jadelynn Brooke ambassador?: I filled out an application for them in July of 2016 and a couple weeks later they emailed me telling me I was accepted!  Jadelynn Brooke opens up rep applications to all high school and college students around the beginning of each semester, so be on the look out for their announcements late July through mid August and December through February.  I actually wrote a post about my full experience as an ambassador this past year, you can read it here!

Do you plan on going into fashion as a career?: In all honesty, my dream job would definitely be working on a style column at Teen Vogue.  I love fashion, photography, and writing, so any job that combines the three would be right up my alley.

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P.S. – Feel free to email me at apocketfuloffaithblog@gmail.com with questions, blog post requests, business inquiries, etc., I’d absolutely love to chat!

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