Monthly Archives: October 2013

Happy Anniversary to the man that continues to make me laugh and smile through all our times!

Recently at this past wedding I was second shooting over the weekend, the grooms father spoke about love during his speech.  He spoke about how the couple was not in fact experiencing love.  They were having feelings.  He then went on to describe love through scripture… “Love is patient, Love is kind.”

His speech was so incredible and so perfect.  It was so true!  He spoke about how love is a choice.  Something that our dear friend got up and spoke about on our wedding day.

Love is a choice you make every day!  It’s not always easy and it’s not always butterflies and goosebumps and romance!

But love is an unconditional choice you make each day… that it true love.

The grooms father wished that for his son and new bride at this wedding this past weekend… and I continue to wish this love for Tuck and I!

We have been experiencing this love for 3 years now… and you keep me laughing and loving and grounded each day!

Thank you for all you have taught me.

Thank you for all you have given me.

Thank you for all you have done for me.

Thank you for all the love you have given me.

This upcoming year might look a bit different for us but it will only make us that much stronger!

Here is to many many MANY more years of laughter ahead of us!

I love you with all my heart and all that I am!

Happy Anniversary Tuck!

My desk is an organized mess.. with it’s notebooks and graph journals and calendars!  

It’s slowly extending it’s way to our bedroom upstairs because I’m finding that bedtime is where the best ideas and inspiration often decide to float their way into my mind!

I often can’t seem to find my glasses… which are usually on my own head.  This is what happens when your working on a toddler’s schedule in between nap breaks and down time.

I’m finding though that as I’ve been working on my “homework” (pinterest) I’m also drawing inspiration from other areas in my life.

My pins have been leading me in other areas and avenues:  crazy areas and avenues!  I swear Tyler is going to take one look at this giant mess and want to scream and run in the opposite direction!

But lately these are some of the things that are really inspiring to me:  Things that are finding their way into my branding process:

  • Bob Goff’s Love Does  (Amazing book and if you haven’t read it yet I strongly encourage you to go get a copy now! It will change your life!)  I keep reading and re-reading.  
  • The cube from Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium (no joke my friend’s… I saw a block on pinterest of all things and now I can’t stop seeing them every where)  I’m losing it for sure!
  • The introduction of cozy fabrics and sweaters back into my closet!  I love fall but I’m not quite ready to let winter in.
  • Barn doors:  We are putting some in hopefully this weekend to separate the office space from the rest of the house. (Little fingers and hands are just the height for chaos)  They are giving me all sorts of ideas for not only the office, the business but also the rest of the house!
  • Recent sessions and upcoming sessions!  My work is growing and my shooting is continuously growing.  I think as photographers we are always learning and growing our skills.  This has been a big year for me and so with each session I find that there are little bits that inspire me to learn a little more and that help me develop a specific style!

Each evening as I sit down with all my clutter I feel a little bit like a crazed puzzle.  I hope this wasn’t as cluttered and chaotic as my desk is at the moment;  and I hope you are finding this helpful if you are thinking of stepping into the branding process yourself.  You too might feel a little nutty at times but I think that’s normal.  Right?

I always talk about how it’s important to get yourself in the picture.  It doesn’t matter what you look like.  It doesn’t matter what type of picture it is, who is taking it or what the circumstances are… just get yourself in the picture.  The truth is, our children don’t care if our hair is done or our make up is on.  They don’t care if our clothes look nice or if we are still in PJ’s or yoga clothes.  They don’t care if we are back to birth weight or toned and in shape… they just want us there!~

It won’t matter years from now if we were in style or if we were completely outside the box of what is normal!  Years from now what will matter will be how our children remember that day as the picture shows it.  What will matter in the years to come will be how our children’s hand now resemble our own.  What will matter in a few years might be how our smile is just as big or how a dimple appears on the right side when we laugh…”just like dad”.

I say this because I so often don’t make it into pictures.  I”m usually behind the camera and I rarely step away to get in front!  I also say this because Tuck hates when the camera comes out!  He always moans and groans and makes the most awful faces!

But at the end of the day… all the moaning and groaning doesn’t matter!  These moments are important and so we document as much as we can.  Which is why this project is soo incredibly important.  It’s reminding me to not only take pictures just for me and just for my family.  But also to step in front of the camera so that Linc can look back one day and remember!

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