Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Closing Shop

I'm closing shop for a while, yes this was kind of the point of my last post, but this is a bit different. I came to the conclusion the other night while talking with Joel that I need an extended break from my little business. It felt right. I was planning on just taking a break until the end of September, but I decided I need more time than that. I'm not sure when I'll start things back up again, but I will be sure to post it on the blog when I do.
As much as I love photography (capturing love through my lens and then the creative process in photoshop after) I'm doing this because there are other things I feel need my full attention at the moment. I'm doing this because my life in front of a computer screen is sadly taking it's toll. I'm doing this because I don't want photography to become a "job". I like it too much for that. I'm doing this because I want to be healthy, and because I learned that I need to take care of myself first (you have to put on your own oxygen mask first right?).
When I come back I'll have an updated blog/website, a more defined style/brand, and updated pricing. I'm excited for the changes that are coming and excited to have a little breather.
Thanks for understanding
Edited * I still have a couple photo shoots that I had already lined up and several photo shoots that I need to retouch and send off. If I already set up a photo session with you or haven't sent you your pictures yet, worry not :) I totally haven't forgotten you and am definitely not canceling anything or putting off any retouching.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

busy bee

Total De ja vu moment typing this post. It was about the same time last year that I got backed up with photo shoots and tapped out for a break, well it's time for me to do it again. I just need some time to get a little more caught up and enjoy the last few summery days left with my handsome honey. Not sure when I'll be opening up shop again (maybe end of Septemberish?), we'll see how things go.
Here are some of the shoots I'm working on finishing up.

I went out to St. Louis to take pics for this awesome family! There were so many awesome places to take pictures there.
I love all the different shoes in this pic :).
Little Josie is turning 1! I think she's pretty excited about it.
Jeni & Chad and their cute kids.

I was able to go out to DC a couple weeks ago to second shoot for these awesome photogs. Isn't this a good looking couple? I love the DC temple!
Jensen and Drew are always fun to take pics of. Remember them from last year?

The Stimpson's are an awesome family! It's been so fun taking pictures of them and their adorable boys these past few years.
This gorgeous couple got hiched! Their wedding and reception were beautiful.
Love these guys! Sooo glad they moved back from AZ.
this last one is just for fun, it was taken at the gorgeous botanical garden in St. Louis