Category Archives: Personal
These photos of my sweet boy are from Sept of last year. I meant to post them but just never got around to it. In fact life got so busy, I got very behind on my personal pics, but I’m caught up now after sorting through thousands and thousands of photos. Whew. I just couldn’t help but share these bath photos even if they are “out of date”.
I have a couple little bits of exciting news to share before Spring gets here…
I’m pregnant!! Baby #2 will be here in September! YAY!! I’m excited and a little nervous at the same time. :) So that of course means I will be taking a few months off at the end of the Summer (Aug-Oct) and availability other months may be very limited. Which brings me to my exciting news #2:
I’m doing it again since it was loved last year! I love my clients and want to offer a little something extra. I’m having a special mini session event on April 6th for 2013 clients only and the best part – it’s FREE. And that includes the digital images. Awesome. So if you book a session anytime in 2013, you get to participate! If you’ve been thinking about booking, now is the time to take advantage of this deal!
Contact me to book your session. Availability is limited and spots are filling up.
This post has just been sitting in my drafts for a couple of weeks because it makes me nervous but here it goes… I’m baring my soul and my imperfections. And for some reason I feel led to share. Lately I’ve felt overwhelmed, stressed, busy, uninspired, and I just can’t live up to the expectations I’ve set for myself to be SuperMommy/Wife. The regular ordinary everyday “stuff” – you know toddler sleep issues, never ending dirty dishes, holiday stresses, messy house, biz to-do lists, etc led me to have a little silly “moment” the other day while I was filling up the sink of dirty dishes with soapy water once again. Granted these are silly things to get stressed about (even more so when I look back on this) and my family is extremely blessed but for some reason those everyday things just get to me sometimes. My “moment” ended just in time for me to catch the water and turn it off just before it was about to overflow and it reminded me that when you turn to God, He will never give you more than you can handle. That He may let your “sink” get full but will never let it overflow. ♥ So I decided to let God take care of my “dirty dishes” and not to let all the little things bother me because He is taking care of me.
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.”
1 Peter 5:6-7 (NIV)
If you follow me on Facebook you’ve probably seen this before and know that my wall recently won Reader’s Choice vote in Laura Winslow’s Wall Art Love Contest. Thank you thank you thank you to all who voted for me!! I’m so honored and thrilled to be chosen!!! So here it is: the wall that makes me smile everyday when I see it.
Here’s a few questions I’ve been asked about the wall. If you have any other questions feel free to ask.
Where did you get the frames?
Etsy! Most were from this seller. I did paint a couple of my own frames to match too.
How did you come up with the design?
I ordered a bunch of random frames first then started arranging them over and over and over again on the floor. I worked on this on and off for about 6 months. I got frustrated several times with this! Seriously – I never thought I would get the darn thing up! I have 2 sides to me – an engineering side and a creative side – and these two sides were battling the entire time! lol. I wanted random but balanced and I finally got there! What finally helped is when I started placing the large frames first and then filled in with the smaller frames. Finally it just “felt right”. And of course I had to get the approval of my final design with my talented interior designer friend.
Is there glass in the frames?
Nope! I wanted to make these as light as possible and I’m just not a big fan of glass. I did get the prints printed with a protective lustre coating and had them mounted on matboard.
I got so busy with all the birthday festivities that I forgot to post my sweet boy’s birthday photo! Mommy brain. Well here he is! He turned ONE on August 11th. I really can’t believe how fast this year has gone! Oh I love him to pieces!!
It’s been a little dead here on the blog. I’ve been taking advantage of some great family time together lately. And all my sessions lately have been rescheduled due to that heat we had! 105 degrees! Nobody wants to be sweaty for photos! I have many sessions coming up soon so the blog will be getting lots of love then. In the meantime, here’s another collage of what’s been going on in my life lately. My son is 11 months old and I’m getting all emotional that he’s going to be ONE next month! It can’t be!!! I’m not ready for this! I want him to stay a baby forever!
I haven’t posted any personal photos in a long time so here’s a big collage from the past few months. I really loved putting this together because I could relive each of these little moments over again. Most of these photos are just everyday shots I take around the house so quality isn’t perfect but the memories captured in them make the photos perfect to me. I’m going to try and make this a monthly thing so you can get a glimpse into what’s going on in my life and because my boy is just too cute not to share!
I was so excited to swap photo sessions with Lauren! Even though I can take photos of Elijah (when he lets me), having special moments captured of our whole family is rare. I’m always behind the camera. That’s why these mean so much to me. Here are just some of my favorites.
… and I get to see these faces everyday!