Feel your body soften as your breathing slows. And exhale whatever you may
be holding within you.

Welcome home to yourself

Feel your body soften as your breathing slows. And exhale whatever you may be holding within you.

Allow your senses to take in the soothing textures of this space and imagine feeling this sense of calm in your own process, all the expectations and constraints melting away as you listen to what is alive within you. Imagine finally having the clarity to bring those quietly brewing ideas to life as the barriers of old mental blocks dissolve into new pathways. And imagine enjoying every moment of this process as you unearth the fullest expression of yourself in a way that inspires others too.


Allow your senses to take in the soothing textures of this space and imagine feeling this sense of calm in your own process, all the expectations and constraints melting away as you listen to what is alive within you. Imagine finally having the clarity to bring those quietly brewing ideas to life as the barriers of old mental blocks dissolve into new pathways. And imagine enjoying every moment of this process as you unearth the fullest expression of yourself in a way that inspires others too.

As with all natural rhythms, rest is integral to your creative rebirth. This 12-month journey is designed to allow more space for rest in your process and to nurture the in-between moments of your life as they unfold. These are the moments of quiet that cannot be rushed, when your intuition whispers an idea into the wind and you are finally still enough to hear it.

As with all natural rhythms, rest is integral to your creative rebirth. And so, this 12-month journey is designed to be spaciousness enough for the in-between moments of your life to naturally unfold. Those moments of quiet that cannot be rushed, when your intuition whispers an idea into the wind and you are finally still enough to hear it.

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Coming into Bloom

06

Nurturing Consistency

05

Sensory Storytelling

04

Empathic Listening

03

02

Slowing Down

01

Clearing the Canvas

A warm welcome with a soothing meditation and gentle guidance on setting intentions for the journey.

Releasing external expectations
so you can make space for a shift in perspective around your story.

Laying the foundation for a deeper connection and genuine emotional resonance with your community.

Learning how to evoke a sensory experience that communicates the core essence of who you are. 

Sustaining trust in your audience so they know they can expect value and meaning from your offerings.

Receiving creative nourishment
as you shed your outer leaves and slowly expand into new growth.

Your meditative guide to Slow Branding

Learn to tend to your creative process as you would a garden, slowly
planting each seed.

Learn to tend to your creative process as you would a garden, slowly
planting each seed.

Learning how to evoke a sensory experience that communicates
the core essence of who you are.

Begin your Journey

Soothing, seasonal audio Meditations

Monthly Teachings
& Creative Practices

Photo Styling and Editing Guidance

A Collection of 100 Photos & 60 Designs

A Private Strategy Session with Stef

Meditative Guide to Slow Branding

Recordings of Q&As from the group

Additional Bonuses and surprises

What's included in this 12-month journey

This is a self-nourishing
ecosystem of creativity for you to enjoy at your own pace, with access to all the resources
and support you need.

Inspired by the soft textures and soothing tones of Mama Earth, you will receive original photos and designs curated for each season. You will also be taught how to use your new images to weave together your own textural story that inspires emotional resonance with your ideal audience.

If you dream of creating an offering that looks as beautiful and cohesive as the ones on your vision board, welcome home. This experience was designed to reawaken your inspiration and restore a sense of ease to your creative process.

A self-nourishing
ecosystem for you to enjoy at your own pace, with access to all the resources and support you need.

Here's a glimpse at what you'll have access to:

Michaela Cisney, Intuitive Coach  and Astrologer 

"The Slow Branding Sessions have been my ally in presence,
like a silken thread that I can trace back to the heart of what matters whenever I need the cozy warmth and comfort of Stef's teachings. Each
of the practices make me sigh with relief and Stef's gentle guidance is exactly what I have needed to cultivate clarity around what I am
offering to my clients and remembering why I started."

GLADYS ATO, LEADERSHIP MENTOR and PSYCHOLOGIST

"Stef’s teachings have guided me to relish the slowness of curiously exploring new ways of expanding my voice. And in having full access to her stunning photography and designs in the Sessions, I’ve been able to release a lot of should's around how I structure my business endeavors and give myself full permission to play and create in the way I desire. Stef gives me the ongoing confidence to unveil all parts of myself and infuse them into
every aspect of my business and life."

ELISABETTA COLabianchi, Founder & Executive Director of Kurandza

“I’ve learned so much about slowing down from Stef, and about allowing
my work to take shape in a genuine and authentic way without rushing the process. She provides a safe space to feel both vulnerable and supported, and I always feel so calm and nourished receiving Stef's teachings. I am
truly grateful for her kindness, warmth, and encouragement.”

TERESIA ZEITO, Somatic guide and Spacetender

"Everything Stef touches, she touches with her soul. She sees the world beyond what’s visible and then invites you into experiencing this for yourself too. Because of her present and slowed down perspective, she allows you to feel seen for who you are so you can share your gifts wholeheartedly and authentically with others. The world wouldn’t be as beautiful if we
never saw it through Stef’s eyes."

Lauren Gamboa, Founder and CEO of Cultivé

"To embark on this journey with Stef is to be held in the spaciousness
of her creative world, allowing you to thoughtfully consider and embrace
the why behind your story. She has this incredible ability to gently guide and ground you, inviting you to slow down, pay attention, and be in tune with your creative self. Working with Stef has expanded my perspective of
the world and how I show up in it."

"Maple Photography felt like an extension of our family ... it was like hanging out with friends!"

"Their unique approach left me in tears ... they captured our true, messy, love-filled life!"

MICHAELA CISNEY, INTUITIVE COACH AND ASTROLOGER 

"The Slow Branding Sessions have been my ally in presence, like a silken thread that I can trace back to the heart of what matters whenever I need the cozy warmth and comfort of Stef's teachings. Each of the practices make me sigh with relief and Stef's gentle guidance is exactly what I have needed to cultivate clarity around what I am offering to my clients and remembering why I started."

GLADYS ATO, LEADERSHIP MENTOR AND PSYCHOLOGIST

"Stef’s teachings have guided me to relish the slowness of curiously exploring new ways of expanding my voice. And in having full access to her stunning photography and designs in the Sessions, I’ve been able to release a lot of should's around how I structure my business endeavors and give myself full permission to play and create in the way I desire. Stef gives me the ongoing confidence to unveil all parts of myself and infuse them into every aspect of my business and life."

ELISABETTA COLABIANCHI, FOUNDER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF KURANDZA

“I’ve learned so much about slowing down from Stef, and about allowing my work to take shape in a genuine and authentic way without rushing the process. She provides a safe space to feel both vulnerable and supported, and I always feel so calm and nourished receiving Stef's teachings. I am truly grateful for her kindness, warmth, and encouragement.”

Teresia Zeito, Somatic Guide and Spacetender

"Everything Stef touches, she touches with her soul. She sees the world beyond what’s visible and then invites you into experiencing this for yourself too. Because of her present and slowed down perspective, she allows you to feel seen for who you are so you can share your gifts wholeheartedly and authentically with others. The world wouldn’t be as beautiful if we never saw it through Stef’s eyes."

LAUREN GAMBOA, FOUNDER and CEO OF CULTIVÉ

"To embark on this journey with Stef is to be held in the spaciousness of her creative world, allowing you to thoughtfully consider and embrace the why behind your story. She has this incredible ability to gently guide and ground you, inviting you to slow down, pay attention, and be in tune with your creative self. Working with Stef has expanded my perspective of the world and how I show up in it."

"Maple Photography felt like an extension of our family ... it was like hanging out with friends!"

"Their unique approach left me in tears ... they captured our true, messy, love-filled life!"

Nurture a more spacious lifestyle

This is your invitation
to slow down and revitalize
the way you show up in
the world. 

This is your invitation
to revitalize the way you show up in the world. 

You may feel burned out by the hustle and grind of your industry, weary of courses that are crunched into a few weeks and managed by the endless machine of doing. If what you envision for yourself is a                 not a bootcamp, you are home, my love. This 12-month experience is designed to feel soft and restorative, holding you with gentle support and allowing you space to rest. And what you will bring to life will not only be as beautiful and cohesive as your vision board, it will be emotionally resonant with the community you serve and the fullest expression of who you are. 

sanctuary

included in this experience:

The Seed Plan

Begin your slow journey.

12 months of gentle guidance

The Fruit Plan

+ MONTHLY teachings & PRACTICES

+ 100 PHOTOS AND 60 DESIGNS

+ YOUR OWN GUIDE TO SLOW BRANDING

+ ADDITIONAL BONUSES

+ recordings of collected Q&A

A portion of all proceeds will go toward supporting environmental conservation.

Included in this:

+ A Private STRATEGY SESSION WITH STEF

+ Photo Styling & Editing Guidance

+ Seasonal audio meditations

Your Questions, Answered.

FAQ

Once you sign up, you will receive a welcome email giving you access to the following: an audio welcome from me, your first season of photos and designs from the Earth Collection, a beautifully laid out guide with teachings and practices to provide you with the foundation for your Slow Branding journey, a soothing audio meditation, and a few additional gifts as a surprise. 

Every month you will receive teachings and practices centered around a Slow Branding theme, such as, “Understanding your creative rhythm as it relates to the seasons," or "Beginning with a blank canvas in your business.” And each season you will receive 25 new photos and 15 new social media designs. You will also have exclusive access to a 90-minute private strategy session with me, where we will dive deep into creative exploration together and I will provide you with more personalized guidance for your journey. 

There will also be a recorded Q&A session each season. So, altogether this experience includes: an integrative guide to your Slow Branding journey, 100 photos, 60 designs, audio meditations, in-depth guidance around styling and editing your own photos, 12 monthly teachings and practices, 4 community Q&A sessions, and a 90-minute private coaching session. 

What you see is what you will get, so with the exception of the generic device mock-ups and the portraits of the Earth Mama muses, all the images on this site are included in the Earth Collection, so they will be yours!

To gently encourage you to be intentional about clearing space for your creative process and to instill an ongoing practice that you can adapt as a sustainable part of your life. 

There is a spaciousness inherent to building something of meaning, and that teaching is at the heart of the Slow Branding Sessions. The most impactful creations are those that fully integrate the creator's essence, and in order for this to emerge, you must learn to slowly shed all the layers of identities and expectations you've built up over time, and soften into an awareness of who you are at your core, beneath it all. 

And most importantly, when you clear space to create in your own style and at your own rhythm, you will remember what it is to genuinely experience the joy of creating. If there is one thing I hope you receive from this experience, it is the gift of knowing that feeling. 

Since there are a lot of moving parts on the backend, such as the seasonal drops of content and the monthly guided practices, it is easier for me as a one womxn studio to manage all of this collectively.

Beginning in 2022, enrollment will be open twice a year: April and October. Join when you feel called to begin this journey, and know that you may enjoy all of this at your own self-guided pace. There is no feeling "behind" in the Sessions.

Doors close for this season on Sunday, November 21, 2021, and this will actually be the last time the Sessions will be offered this year, so that I can be fully present in sharing my offerings and showing up with my support.

The next time the Sessions will open back up will be April 2022. 



Your access to this content will not expire, so it's all yours to use and enjoy! Flow at your own pace, let the teachings marinate, and savor all the spaciousness inspired by this experience.

As part of receiving this experience, the photos and designs in the Earth Collection are yours to weave into your own brand. So you may use them on your website, blog, social media channels, newsletter, courses, workbooks, etc. You are also free to add any additional photo filters your heart desires and to crop, collage, rotate, and/or resize the images. You may NOT, however, resell any form of these photos and designs, or distribute them to clients or friends who have not paid for the Slow Branding Sessions. 

If you've purchased this experience, then crediting me for the imagery is not required. I do love getting to see and celebrate who is on this slow journey,  so if you feel inspired to tag me, I’m at @inkandpulp on Instagram. And if you'd like to share about the Slow Branding Sessions or my philosophy, please do credit me for that.

No, and that is because the photos and designs have all been thoughtfully crafted and curated as a collection, intended to accompany the teachings and practices you'll receive along your journey. This multi-layered experience is part of what is uniquely rewarding about the Slow Branding Sessions. It is an incredibly rich, holistic experience with each part supporting the whole, like leaves on a tree. 


Since you immediately gain access to my digital resources, I cannot offer refunds. 

I can say that if you resonate with the message laid out here and the visuals of this site, then you will likely savor every bit of the Slow Branding Sessions. If you do not, then you probably won't.

I designed the Slow Branding Sessions for those who feel (or want to feel) an emotional connection to their work and understand that the "slow" in all of this is about the big picture of building something sustainable, not skimming the surface for immediate conversions. What this experience offers is a move away from the hustle and grind mindset toward a healthier practice of nurturing meaningful and lasting creations, as well as deeper relationship with yourself and your community. This is a space that celebrates the emotional, physical, and creative sustainability of your process over the speed of your production. 

And while it is transformational, this kind of slow, thoughtful work is meant as a long-term investment. So this is not an adequate short-term fix for anyone in a dire financial situation with their business. This is also not intended for anyone who is expecting the work to be done for them. There is a rich and robust journey laid out for you, but it ultimately comes down to you following through. 

And lastly, even if you do not have a business, but there's an idea or offering of some sort quietly germinating within you, this would be a beautiful journey for you to bring that to blossom. A couple of the people currently moving through this experience are honoring creative projects outside of their main business. As one of them learned early on in my teachings, it's not about what you are creating, it's about unearthing who you are at your core essence so that you can create whatever you desire in the rhythm most natural to you. This is a practice you can integrate into any part of your life path.



Emily Yates, Floral Designer and Photographer

"As you rest in Stef's presence,
you begin to notice that she is ever so gently peeling back layers within you, her magic working
to uncover your own."

"As you rest in Stef's presence, you begin to notice that she is ever so gently peeling back layers within you, her magic working to uncover
your own."

"Maple Photography felt like an extension of our family ... it was like hanging out with friends!"

"Their unique approach left me in tears ... they captured our true, messy, love-filled life!"

Slowing Down
with Stef.

about THE CREATOR

Gentle nurturer of safe spaces and quiet observer of sensory details, my story is woven with threads from across creative disciplines. With over 20 years of experience studying visual language, my perspective is uniquely multi-faceted as a brand storyteller, photographer, writer, editor, designer, art historian, educator, empath, and curator all blended into one. I intentionally work with only a few private clients a year, and having witnessed how deeply transformational these slow journeys are, I decided to open up my offerings to serve more people. And so, the Slow Branding Sessions came to bloom. 

(2 spots available)

If you'd like to reach out with any questions, you can email me at hello@inkandpulp.com

My work has been FEATURED IN:

GLADYS ATO, LEADERSHIP MENTOR & PSYCHOLOGIST

"Stef infuses her
work with standards of perfection that are rare in this industry and delivers art wrapped up in a visual masterpiece."

“Stef infuses her work with standards of perfection that are rare in this industry and delivers art wrapped up in a visual masterpiece.”

"Maple Photography felt like an extension of our family ... it was like hanging out with friends!"

"Their unique approach left me in tears ... they captured our true, messy, love-filled life!"

My work has been FEATURED IN:

I would like to honor those who feel deeply aligned with this philosophy and cannot legitimately afford the experience, so I'm offering a few partial scholarships for those who have endured the historical inequities of racism and discrimination because they are Black, Indigenous, POC, and/or trans. Please only apply if this is how you self-identify.

Inspired by the five
empaths featured in this collection, each an earth mama in their own unique way. They are nurturers, healers, and soulful teachers, embodying a natural beauty that flourishes across diverse identities.

In honor of the five empathic humans featured in the Earth Collection, each an earth mama in their own unique way.

Daniella

postpartum doula and intuitive Teacher

Hien

botanical artist and alchemical Healer

Michaela

somatic Listener and wild plant whisperer

Chris

world traveler and wellness Elder

Stef

quiet Observer and Sensory Nurturer

You can learn more about each of them on the desktop version of this site.

I would also like to honor those who feel deeply aligned with this philosophy and cannot legitimately afford the experience, so I'm offering a few partial scholarships for those who have endured the historical inequities of racism and discrimination because they are Black, Indigenous, POC, and/or trans. Please only apply if this is how you self-identify.

"Maple Photography felt like an extension of our family ... it was like hanging out with friends!"

"Their unique approach left me in tears ... they captured our true, messy, love-filled life!"

If you feel deeply connected to the philosophy of the Slow Branding Sessions and know in your soul that you are called to join this experience, but would legitimately need financial support, I would love to hear your story and see if I can help you access this experience with a partial scholarship. As much as I would love to personally support everyone who needs it, this aid is intended as reparations for historical inequities, so I am only accepting applications from those who identify as Black, Indigenous, POC, and/or trans. Please complete the application below and I will be in touch by email.

Scholarship Application

If you are interested in receiving private coaching customized to your journey in the Slow Branding Sessions, please fill out the form below. This is my premium offering, so there are limited spots available, as you will get personal access to me as a creative advisor, branding guide, and sounding board throughout your 12-month journey. Once I review your application, we will set up a call to lay out our sessions in alignment with your workflow, your budget, and the areas you need the most support.

If you have any questions, you can email me, Stef, at hello@inkandpulp.com.

If you are interested in receiving private coaching customized to your journey in the Slow Branding Sessions, please fill out the form below. This is my premium offering, so there are limited spots available, as you will get personal access to me as a creative advisor, branding guide, and sounding board throughout your 12-month journey. Once I review your application, we will set up a call to lay out our sessions in alignment with your workflow, your budget, and the areas you need the most support.

If you have any questions, you can email me, Stef, at hello@inkandpulp.com.

Coaching Application