Thursday, April 26, 2012

{Mid - April Recap} Dinosaurs and Photography....unrelated.

Last week we took Christian to see the Dinosaur Exhibit downtown.  I wasn't sure how he would react since his recent ear tube surgery....noises are new and louder to him, so I prepared myself for an early exit.  (Oh, and we were both sick with allergies - lots of coughing and stuffy noses) 

Let's just say he was very timid :)  Basically, we got a lot of extra hugs and squeezes, which I never mind.  I know soon enough he will be too big for that kind of stuff, so I try to enjoy it while he's still willing to give them.

Here is a picture of a picture.  It was the photo they took as soon as we walked in :)  I wish we would have looked scared or like we trying to fight the dinosaur, but my first instinct in front of a camera is smile :)

My favorite shot of the night :)  He didn't want to leave, but he sure didn't want us to let go eiher.  I'm not going to lie, I loved  it. 

Wedding Shoot

Also over the weekend, I had a wedding photo shoot!  I was so nervous...cuz it was the first wedding I didn't know the bride :)  Luckily, the bride was Super sweet.  It was a small wedding in a beautiful location.

Tyler Family Shoot

I also photographed the Tyler family.  Um, she also happens to be one of my besties :)  This was the first shoot I had where there were more than 2 kiddo's and I'm not going to sugar coat was kinda hard!  4 kids dressed up, posing for an hour, of all different ages - they actually did really well.


By far, my favorite shot. Presley always photographs so well - love the curls. I'm still working on edits, so I'll post more later.

{Photog News}

Tonight I recieved a call from our family hair stylist. She is looking for some local photographers for their salon grand opening next month. It's going to be a red carpet like event. It's a Paul Mitchell salon, so Robert Cromeans will be attending. She saw my photos on facebook and asked if I would be interested in being one of their photogrpahers for that evening :) How awesome right?! Honestly, my stomach hurt as soon as I said yes - I'm so nervous! Luckily, I have some wonderful friends in the business giving me pointers and advice.

I also recieved an email from a bride that saw my website and wants me to photograph her wedding in October :) How exciting!

{April Milestone}

Christian got his first skinned knee!


This weekend is my monthly girls night out - much needed. I just need to see my girls more than once every 3 months.

I also need to start planning my kiddos 2nd birthday!! I'm thinking Elmo and Monster Truck cupcakes :)

Oh, remember my phone vibrated into the toilet? Well, I now have the iPhone 4. I forgot how much I love the iPhone. I definitely prefer it over the Droid. Sorry Droid.


When things move too fast in our lives, our first instinct is to slow it down...take some time to process it...but sometimes it's more fun just to ride it out and see where it might take you.  Venturing into the world of photography has been a bit nerve racking - it's my nature to second guess myself or tell myself I'm not good enough yet, but at the end of the day I know a few things - I know that I'm always willing to learn and practice,  I absolutely love capturing THAT moment for someone, and I'm going to get there.  We've all gotta start somewhere right?  If you think I don't know what I'm doing, you'e probably right!  But I'll get there :)  I feel blessed that I've been given opportunities and friends and family that support me and give me constructive criticism.  How else will you get better?

I've said this before and I'm saying it again - You have one life - Live It.  If there is something you've always wanted to try, try it.   Who cares what others think...if they are better at it, know more about it for you.   I never want to look back on my life and regret all the things I didn't do. I've made a lot of mistakes in my life...maybe didn't always follow the straight and narrow, but there is little I regret...well, maybe a couple of things, but every girl has the right to her secrets right? ;) 

Alright - goodnight!!!

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