Thursday, January 29, 2009

So far behind!

I apologize for being so far behind on keeping everyone updated. First of all I want to thank those of you who have left comments! It's nice to know that my words aren't floating out there unread!

After my last post about my busy Thanksgiving weekend, my December didn't slow down. The first weekend of December held a Friday night wedding, a Saturday night corporate party in Kansas City, and a Sunday afternoon family session (will share images soon).

The second week of December failed to show much sign of slowing, although it was definitely worth it. On the 13th of December I headed north to Kansas City to board a plane headed for Nashville. I was lucky enough to be asked to join one of my best friends, and fellow photographer, on a trip to Nashville to shoot an Engagement Session. As a county girl I have to tell you that I did not get to spend nearly enough time in that town! After Wendi, and one of her childhood friends picked me up at the airport we headed to the Hotel Preston to check in. What an awesome hotel that was! Then we headed to the mall to put in reservations to the Cheesecake Factory for a nice dinner. After waiting an hour and a half for a table we were finally seated and as Wendi promised the Fried Mac & Cheese was worth the wait. I made the mistake of not eating as I should on that day of travel and paid for it after spending $60 on a steak dinner when I got sick in the parking lot of the hotel and all over Wendi's passenger side door! I tell you what thankfully she is an awesome friend and didn't hold it against me, although she did give me a hard time all weekend! Sunday we met her couple in downtown Nashville to start shooting. We had an absolute blast with the happy couple, and I can't wait to join Wendi in shooting their wedding this summer. (I will share these images later as well).

What are red lights for? They are there to give you time to pull your couple in the middle of the street and take pictures!
The groom works for the Predators hockey team in Nashville so we had the AWESOME chance of free reign on the hockey rink for part of their session. Below you'll see Wendi "laying down on the job" and freezing herself silly trying to get a shot! Thats one dedicated photographer my friends!

This shot is of the couple in the place where they met, a restaurant named J. Alexander.

Monday began with sadness as we wished we could spend just one more day in Nashville, but real life awaited all of us back home so we packed our bags and checked out of the Hotel Preston, leaving our Beta Fish Scarlett to greet other wary travelers when they arrived at the Hotel Preston.

The following weekend still was not free from "work" even though you all know that my photography doesn't feel a bit like work to me. The F Family from Griard came to have family pictures taken. We had originally planned on doing both indoor and outdoor pictures however as we headed outdoors we soon realized that there was no way we were going to be able to tough it out in the 20 degree weather.

Christmas came the following weekend, way to soon for us! Santa as always was a big success by bringing Gracie a Fish Tank. The only other item she asked Santa for was a camera to take pictures with, go figure, so Tim and I bought that for her. We purchased her the Little Tikes Digital Camera, and were greatly disappointed. Of course she doesn't mind but it takes 5 seconds, yes 5 seconds after you push the button to take the picture. How in the world do they expect a toddler or any child for that matter to wait and hold still for 5 seconds while they take a picture? So for future reference, don't spend the money on this camera! You can totally get an actual digital camera for around this same price and I guarentee that it will have a much faster shutter than this one!

With the start of January part of me was thinking, oh here comes January, I'll get a couple free minutes, and the other part of me was wondering what in the world I would do after getting so use to being busy during November and December. I wasn't disappointed the first week of January when the phone calls started pouring in to schedule sessions. During this month I have done 6 sessions, which is the perfect amount for me to do a month, and a big surprise during the slow part of the year.

Just when you thought I was done catching you all up I have more to add! Not only am I still doing Childcare, and my photography, but I have taken on additional tasks as well. My friend Wendi has now hired me to design her custom wedding albums for her. I do each of these albums from scratch with each taking me around 10 hours to put together. I have been able to produce one album a week and not only is it helping her out, but it has given me something to do in my spare time. For so many years I've kept myself busy with school, the childcare, and other various things that since I'm now done with school I often find myself twiddling my thumbs when I have nothing to do!

So there is my update for the past two months. I have put a Jan/Feb special together and I will post it for you soon.

I hope that this post finds each of your families warm, well, and ready to face the year with a smile on your face!


1 comment:

Teresa said...

Just wanted to let you know that I am a faithful follower... so, am posting to say HI!, and I'm reading! :~) I know sometimes it seems like you are talking to yourself with these blogs huh? It does to me! LOL