Tuesday, February 26, 2013


1. I might have a bit of an obsession with old bikes.
2. It's a cold rainy day.

I'll take this bike and summer, please.


Monday, February 25, 2013

The other side....

Maybe the reason I decided to be a photographer is because I can't stand being the one photographed. Pictures with friends and pictures with my iphone is just fine...but when it's me on one side and a photographer on the other with a GIANT camera between us, I freeze up, get nervous, and I'm pretty much miserable.

Oh, it's so good for me. Now I know what my poor clients are going through. "Does my smile look weird? What does my hair look like? I feel so fake. WHAT SHOULD I DO WITH MY HANDS??"

Poor Anna. She's my faithful photographer...and I have my little freak-out sessions every time she tries to take my pictures. Yet, she still agreed to take my pictures for my new blog? She really is a good friend.

I just thought you should be able to feel for her when you see these:

The good thing is, there's a happy ending to the story! She was incredibly patient, and we came away with some good pictures! But you'll have to wait for the new blog to see those ;-)

Happy Monday!

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Sketches, sweet sisters, and time limits.

Over the last several weeks I've been busy working on some changes for my business. After a lot of planning, theses changes should be showing up here soon! I'm a super visual person. If I have an idea in my head, I HAVE to get it down on paper so I can see it a little better. The sad part about that, is that the images in my head are so much better than the ones I get on the paper. Need an example? Here ya go...

I do have to say though...this was partly a joke. I was on skype with my bestie getting some ideas/tips/thoughts and had to give her a visual. Then I decided it would be fun to make it more interesting with faces. 

3x5 cards are my new favorite. Such a great way to keep track of things...and of course, sketch others.

Monday night, I came home from work to find this on my desk. Lindsey had written me a letter....

...and this is pretty much how our relationship goes. Really, we do love each other. 

Oh valentines candy sales. So much chocolate....having to make myself stop. It was just so cheap! 

I decided to start writing a schedule with time limits for myself today as I worked on my to-do list. It worked pretty well! It's 2:00 and I've crossed a bunch off! That's even after I wasted gas and a few hours hopping from one government building to the next trying to get my business license squared away. 

So there ya have it...a very random Thursday. Have a fantastic day internet world!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Models Needed!

It's a bright and cheery Thursday morning in here....I'm loving the sun that's coming through my window right now. All the gray days were getting kind of crazy!

Anyway, I'm working on a project and I am in need of some models =) I'm looking for...

- A fun stylish couple.

- A young family who's up for some play-time in from of my camera.

Here's how it'll work! We'll meet up and hang out for about an hour THIS month. I'll snap away, and you'll get some free pictures. Sounds pretty sweet right?

Monday, February 11, 2013

Ethan and Sarah :: Engaged

I've half decided that I'm moving to Florida next winter. The grass is still green, the palm trees are still beautiful, and the weather is amazing. My time with Ethan and Sarah was so so great! We had a beautiful day and location...but nothing beats hanging out with these two! You just can't beat all of the laughs and good talks. Ethan is super outgoing, and one of the friendliest people to talk to. Sarah is hilarious, incredibly caring, and she has awesome style!

Sarah and Ethan, can we do this again sometime? =)

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Pin it, do it: Money Envelopes

At the start of the new year, I was determined to get myself on a budget. It's way to easy to swipe my card here and there, so I decided to use some of the advice Dave Ramsy gives, and make a cash budget for a few things (food, activities, etc). I walked into Office Max a few weeks ago looking for some money envelopes, but I could only find a pack of like 1,000 and decided I definitely didn't need that. So I got on pinterest to see what kind of ideas they had. Here's what I found:

I tweaked the directs a bit, and made my own! This website gave awesome step by step instructions! 

You like? 

Monday, February 4, 2013

Colorado explorin'

Two days ago I tweeted about wanting to move to Colorado. Seriously, it's my favorite state (so far). This morning, my sister and I just got back home from an awesome trip out there! We have the most amazing friends that hosted us, toted us around, and even took us skiing. It was 4 days of jam-packed fun!  So much snow! So many mountains! We were perfectly happy...

The beginning of a trip is always so exciting. 

I was snapping away from inside the car. Such amazing scenery...until those windy hills got to me...then I tried to focus on keeping breakfast down ;-) 

I was SO happy she got to see Colorado! 

No, we're not dressed in appropriate snow attire....we're from Georgia. We just don't know what we're doing ;-) 

It really was a winter wonderland. 

I don't think I would mind driving with this view at all...

Walking on the ice. It was a big deal for Linz! 

That's all for now. I'm thinking it's time for a little nap. The 3 am wakeup call this morning was a bit much! ;-) Later!