Monday, September 29, 2014

Just a bit of business

*I was not paid by anyone in any way at all to post these views of the products mentioned in this post. I'm just a photographer that is honestly excited about some nerdy photography job-related stuff :P*

I finally took the big step from using Mpix to Millard's photo labs (Millad's is actually the professional labs for Mpix) and they sent me a whole pack on all the sweet details of what my products I can offer in the future!

Not only did I get tester prints but I also received samples of all the different papers and finishes they offer,
which, I can now show as examples to clients!

It wasn't long before I started dreaming of adding this and that to my print packages and thinking but new ones too! It was a lot to go over but it was nice to have a little business partner to help go through it all. ha.
For now, I am going to hold off on any new changes to my business (other than where my prints are coming from) until we are all moved into the new locations. But, I am so excited about all the possibilities that I just had to share it with you all!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Heavy Hearts and Little Woes

My little man has a fever. It's breaking my heart to see him this way but more than that it is breaking my heart to know it could be worst; Babies who are abused or neglected or starving or have to have extensive care and shots. :( I can't imagine the trauma those poor babies have been through in their short, first years of life. I thank God we didn't have to go through that or have our little Button hurt so much. Thank God our child is safe and has such strong woes over such small pains (his fever only got up to 100 and has been stagnant at 98.5 all day today so it has never been high enough to go to the dr. or medicate... which would be 100.2 or higher) and will never know what’s is like to only have ONE choice of food to eat or a snuggle-less day, or stronger pains then a icky stomach. My heart is heavy today.
I see my son crying, begging to be held and I rock him, shushing him and patting his back. He fell asleep crying last night, laying on my pillow beside me and holding my hand. There are children falling to sleep with no mommies hands. No soothing or comfort when hungry and restless or in pain. That child might be my child far away. One of my babies, safe in his mommies arms, sick and sad but comfortable and confirmed in his love, the other, far away, sad and longing. But it’s not just my children... it's all of them.
My little Button is sick, but I'm so blessed to know that this, only this has been the worst of his woes. 

Friday, September 5, 2014

Moving Fast

Life has been good... but busy. I have had the blessing of shooting my sister's maternity photos, asked to be a bridesmaid in a wedding, and shooting two wedding within the next few months. That along with packing, trying to find Darling a job and a house for us, working out traveling planes, working on the garden, planning holiday gifts and treats (yeah... I know... way too early :P), and chasing around a 1 1/2-year-old, life has got me stumped. Things are starting to look up. Even though I cry at the idea of even holding a baby (that actually happened *sigh*) I know our life is blessed and moving forward each and every day. I find that with work and being a stay-at-home mom, blogging is really something I have to MAKE time for. I want to do it more and I say that a lot... and really really mean it. This is my little escape. It's my referee after a long day and, in a way, my diary to look back on and remember fondly our life and how far we have come and how far we are going. I love it. And I love all my readers. So, even when it gets hard I will fall back on this.
I digress. I came here to share a little sunshine with you all. Here are a few of my favorite shots from my simple stunning sister's photo shoot. 

She really does have that "mommy glow". I think sometimes we get so caught up in the now that it’s hard to step back and really relish in each moment. These photos help me just take it slow. Soon enough this little child will be stealing my heart and be playing with his/her cousin(s) and chasing chickens in our backyard. It will happen too soon and not soon enough but for today I am just so blessed to be a part of this baby’s and his/her mother's life. Life is good... and busy, but it’s the busiest moments that make me realize how truly important it is to capture those moments; because it’s the busiest moments that go the fastest.