Monday, January 28, 2013

A Florida weekend!

Two weeks ago, I went on a little 4 day trip to Florida. It was the perfect little trip: warm weather, beach, disney, photoshoot, and chill time. Everything a trip ought to be. Yep, I payed for that little get-away last week. I'm not sure I've ever felt so "behind" on everything before. Ah, who cares, it was worth it, and now I'm "caught up".

Of course I took my camera a long with me. At the beginning of the trip, I had determined to take pictures that showed what was really going on. Not just smile and say cheese, but ones that said a little more than that.

Baby girl ate almost the entire way there. Hey when your bored, just eat, right? 

Little dude wanted to make a sand castle like the big kids.

The bucket filled with water was a little heavier than she anticipated....

These guys don't care how messy the fun is. 

Real men brave the cooooold water. ;-) 

This grandma can rock any baby to sleep. 

He just loves his toys. 

Sooo excited to show his mom what he found. 

Eager for his ice cream. 

Ooh savor every bite of that ice cream. 

He just enjoys his treat...being messy makes it more delicious right? 

Their favorite. 

I think this adult may have felt like a kid again!

I'm so grateful for my camera and all the memories it helps me keep...happy Monday everyone!

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Kira :: Portraits

Several years ago, I went to Texas for my first photography workshop. It was such an amazing week of meeting new friends and taking photos. I made some of the most amazing friendships that week, and keeping up with people is so fun! I met Kira while I was there, and every year since then, she's made a trip to Georgia for a visit at the beginning of the year. Last week she was here, and we had a great time! 

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Hello, 2013!

I'm not a huge "new years resolutions" person...simply because I know I have a tendency to be a little over-kill with things I want to accomplish or do. Instead I try to make goals for myself. Something I can work towards to accomplish.

Because I was out of town last week, I kind of missed the whole "year in review" kind of post, so mine's just a little late.

I'll list a few of my goals I had for last year:

- shoot five weddings (shot 4 and got to second shoot 2!)
- shoot at least 3 portrait sessions a month (accomplished this almost every month except for 3!)
- organize my business (made slight progress with this...but lets just say it's on this years goals list as well!)
- take courses to learn how to run my business better (thanks to creative live I was able to take 3!)
- read books that "the pros" have written. (Didn't get far with this one, but I did read Jasmine Star's Exposed magazine. Every photographer should read it!)

- redecorate my room (check! love my new room!)
- teach a class at my church (with the help of many wonderful friends, we were able to teach two semesters!)
- play flute and piano more (this one didn't really happen at all....2013 maybe?)
- buy a car (so grateful for this answered having my little car to get around in!)
- start running (got pretty consistent and even ran two 5ks!)

Now for a few goals I have this coming year:

- shoot 8 weddings (so far I've got 4 booked!)
- shoot at least 4 portrait sessions a month.
- organize my business. (first step- make a daily list of things I can do to make this happen! )
- make a marketing calendar
- learn how to market with social media

- finish getting my office in working order.
- stay in touch with out of town friends.
- take a trip to Austria
- read through the Bible in a year
- run a 10k

So there ya have it....a few things I'm hoping to accomplish in the year to come!

Happy 2013!!