Monday, March 18, 2013

It's Been Months

About three days away from two months, actually,  I don't know why I feel compelled to write something right now.  It's actually very inconvenient; Anna is laying on me so I can only use one hand, and I have a headache  Anyway, let's go over what has happened since I last updated.

Nothing.  Yep!  That was easy.

Okay, so things have happened, but nothing too strange, wonderful, or awful.  There was Valentine's Day, an abundance of birthdays, and today we got hair cuts.  That means that Anna got her first hair 2 1/2ish years old.  It's hard to tell anything was really taken off, but it looks much better evened up.  

I'm already tired of writing.

I would post pictures, but I need to upload them first and it literally takes me hours to upload and edit normal everyday photos.  That's a curse that I alone can bear.  But, speaking of photos, I'm going insane.  That probably doesn't sound related, but I promise that it is.  So far this year I've done one photo session...ONE.  It was a great one, don't get me wrong, but that's not enough!  We have a mini-session scheduled for the 23rd, but as of now the extended forecast says it's going to be about 39 degrees that day.  Yowza.  That won't work.  We also only have three people signed up with 11 total slots available.  As of now the only positive to that is we will only have to try to reschedule three people instead of more. 

In other news, I need to work out and stop eating so much junk.  How many times have I said that on this blog?  Well, I have 202 posts, so probably 202 times.  Miles is trying to exercise and eat more to gain weight and I'm wishing I had his eating habits.  With it slowly getting nicer outside there's more opportunities to go for walks and do active things outside, so that's nice.  Hopefully it'll stay nice for a while before it gets way too hot to do anything.

Okay, now I think I'm done searching for things to talk about.  I find myself very uninteresting.

Monday, January 21, 2013

During My Break

I consider this cold weather to be half welcome.  Around zero shoots are being booked which gives me a nice break from constant photo editing, but also gives me tons of time to do nothing.  I caught up on laundry and there's that.  I finished The Great Gatsby and started reading The Lovely Bones the other day.  It's okay so far.  I assume that I'll finish it, but I don't know if I'll be recommending it others.  We'll see.

Last week I took photos of a house my grandparents bought.  They're going to be completely redoing it so my grandpa wanted pictures of it before. 

It's on Pickett and the yard is huge.  As you can see it needs a ton of work.  As it stands it has a possibility of five bedrooms.  Seriously, five!  It looks small from the outside, but that's just misleading.  The living room/kitchen is essentially an open floor plan, only separated by the stairs, but those are only half walls.  I'm excited to see what all they do with it.

In other news Anna is cute and has crazy hair.
Her hair is pulled back to keep it out of her face.  That only kind of works.  The sides are so short that they won't both pull back into one pony tail so one side is out.  Yikes.  Soon we'll be getting hair cuts and I might see about evening up her hair.  Also, in that photo she's singing into Grandma Mary's (Gama Mawee) flashlight. 

Also, possibly on the horizon is real estate photography!  Yay!  Obviously I'm not really where I need to be to charge people, but Miles has talked to an agent about me taking some photos for free for our portfolio.  I'm excited.  I realized while taking the photos of my grandpa's house that I enjoyed it.  I also realized how badly I need a camera cleaning kit.  Having so much in focus really brings out the dust spots.  No amount of wiping down the sensor with a cloth can take those off. 

We also have five weddings booked for the year so far.  Three others are a possibility at this point.  We've had a few other inquiries and one person that would really like to book with us but hasn't done the security deposit yet.  That also means that I should be doing a few engagement sessions in the relatively near future.  A lot of the weddings this year are going to be outside with a shabby chic/modern country themes.  Yay!  I'm stoked for those.  Not stoked for the super long days and a few long drives.  I should survive though.

Well, now I'm going to play bouncing balls then get the trash ready to put out.  Woo!