i'm so excited about this-
it's web-sized and teeny- but it's my photo on the cover! the omaha world herald publishes a regional wedding magazine and it's really well-done. inside is an article about megan & dave, and their love story. according to what i see up on the website, they've used an additional 7 photos in the body of the article. yay! you can read the article online here. it's killing me that i don't have a hard copy yet! i may have to stop by their office tomorrow, when i'm in town.
yesterday i spent most of the day unpacking, doing laundry, returning emails and calls, and working on photography stuff. i was surprised at how much i accomplished, considering i'm normally exhausted the first day home from a trip. i also had lunch with my parents, my sister, brooke and the kiddos and tom. that was awesome. and late last night, i even found a little time up in my studio...mainly just re-organizing. i need to get back up there today. i have 2 simple shoots today. i made dinner last night, and hope to make dinner at home as much as possible this week. after eating the way i've eaten for the past week, i need to have a lighter, more healthy approach this week. i started my day today with yogurt and flaxseeds. i do need to get groceries, so eating healthy could be challenging, until then.
a local photographer just sold off most of his studio equipment and props recently. i picked up some great stuff....a chair, a large easel, and a small easel and black chip frames. i didn't know how the easel would work with these frames, but i think i like it-
i'm constantly changing things up, so this is a nice refresher for the living room.
yesterday, i mentioned that i really loved the time with friends in chicago. one of my favorite things to do at home, is to sit outside at night and just relax. there were two nights, while we were in chicago that it worked out to sit outside the hotel with friends. that is one of my favorite memories of the trip. i wish i had a photo or two, but i just didn't take photos this trip. i think i have a total of 50 shots, and most of those are from a little mini-shoot i did for friends. and i can't talk about chicago without mentioning kim. kim works as an independent contractor for creativity, and i got to know her a little in vegas two years ago(i think?) or maybe just a year ago. at any rate, we hit it off and i am just so glad to call her a friend. lots of other very dear friends were in chicago and i was blessed to spend whatever time i could with each of them. even if it was just when they stopped by our booth : ) and one thing, that is sort of hard to put my finger on, but i have to say....it's awesome to see friends starting new ventures, or reaching their stride in the industry....and seeing them find their niche and excited about what they're doing. i saw a lot of this at this show.
i had the pleasure of taking a few photos of kimber and summer. kimber and i met through a design team we were on a few years ago. it ended up being a disappointing experience work-wise, but i met some great friends, like kimber, through the experience. sometimes, i think a negative experience can bond people and end up being a positive. we're in this together, kinda thing. so kimber and i are forever bonded!
aren't they cute? thanks kimber and summer!
i don't think i've shared this yet. a few weeks ago, i had the coolest surprise in the mail. kl sent me this amazing piece that she made....
i adore it! it's one of my most favorite pieces in my home. i love original art, and to have talented friends who share, is just the best!
i've already done a shoot this morning and i'll be doing harper's 2 year photos this afternoon. can't wait! i have such plans. i love the freedom i have with our grandchildren. and the one on one time is invaluable. hopefully, i'll have some fun shots to share tomorrow.
i have a challenge for you today. do something fun and creative today. take a moment, step away from your responsiblities and do something unexpected! no matter how busy you are, just take a moment. i love this quote, by an unknown psycho analyst, "many of us would just as soon have our choices made for us, but the heroine, when at a juncture, makes her own choice-the nonheroine lets others make it for her". i'm not condoning weird wacked choices necessarily....i'm just referring to small options we have every day. i think prayerful consideration before making a big life changing decision is essential...but the daily junk we get caught up in, IS avoidable, through conscious choice. so make a conscious choice today to do something different and fun. spend time with people who matter to you...instead of saying you're to busy. i'm talking to myself here too.
have a great day and God bless you!