Hey everyone you probably have noticed I haven’t been blogging or posting images on here as much. There is definitely a reason for that. After my grandpa passed away and I had so much to edit from my September weddings and small sessions. With the busy season upon me I made a choice to still work but cut down on my computer time. I really needed a way to still work but not be so stressed I wasn’t enjoying life or being so busy I wasn’t able to enjoy life and yet still getting clients their photos in time for Christmas.
And then I found out I was pregnant. I was very very blessed with a easy first trimester. I was exhausted. But the sickness side of things was so tolerable. I could eat away the “motion sickness” feeling. I could of slept all day long BUT I am really thankful. My fall and Christmas season was one of sorrow and definitely pain. Losing one of my best friends to the sickness of this world was tough. Seeing my family go through what we have gone through and are going through is even tougher. BUT God is still so good and gives us so much hope there is a reason for tomorrow and today.
I can say without a doubt the past year is one of those years where I look back and say I am glad its over. But I look back with so much joy and thankfulness. I can see how lucky I am to of been living so close to my grandpa through his last year of life on earth. I got to be with him….. doing things with him…. creating memories with him. I am even reminded that if he was a little bit older he might of had to go to war and not survived. I might not of been here or I might not have had that chance to know him like I did. And although I think his time on life was cut drastically short. I still got 20 years with him as my grandpa. I have gotten to see at a young age how short life can be. And how fast it can be cut short. I don’t want to wait for tomorrow to live like Christ wants me too.
SO with going through all this I prayed and have prayed a lot about how can I still not be so busy my mind is not always side tracked and yet still work? How can I still do the job I love to do and yet still be free to randomly go to my siblings basketball games? How can I get all my editing done and get clients their photos in a timely manner and yet still have emotional energy left over to love my husband and soon to be precious baby?
I really saw some areas I could give up and still accomplish all this. (and this is ever changing. I take this business day by day and client by client) Two major ones were how I got my clients their photos and blogging/posting images on the web. I have switched fully (except for weddings) to digital downloads. As soon as I am done editing the images they upload on a website where my clients can imediantly download and have them on their desktop ready for printing. And a major one is I don’t have to take the time to burn a CD and mail it.
I’m not really sure how often I will be blogging or posting sessions. I am continually looking for faster ways to do social media and getting clients to see my past work. But right now this is where God has me!
Here are some of my favorite moments from last fall. My heart has really been changing in how I see families, children, weddings, and newborn babies. Its not about all those posey images for me right now. Its those in between so real moments that make my heart melt.