Travel sessions & a little schedule update

Side note...this post is just a little business/"house keeping". I'm sure you've noticed by now that I have made my way to your in box more often or noticed an increase in Facebook and instagram posts. I am trying to revive my little slice of internet space. My goal is to serve. With words, encouragement, love filled images, stories, and just a tiny bit of business updates. I want this to be a place for love. I am imperfect and may not always accomplish that, but that is the goal. With that in mind, I am figuring out how often to blog. What serves you? Right now, the plan is once or twice a week at the most. While leaving Instagram for the more day-to-day stuff. I don't want to be just more noise in your life. So, you tell me, what serves you best? While you're at it, is there something in particular you'd like to see me post about? 

First things first (for some reason I always want to say "I'm the realest" after that...thank you Iggy Azalea), a little schedule update...

-I leave Friday for my great Tuscany adventure and will be gone until the 30th. Safe travel prayers GREATLY appreciated. 

-I have a handful of June spots open before I leave for Florida for two weeks

-After the first week of July, things are pretty open, as is August (my slowest month) and September

-October is already booking up with the most popular dates completely filled

-Starting in August, my shooting days will be Thursday morning/evening, Friday morning, and Saturday morning/evening. 

TRAVEL SESSIONS

Live outside of KY and would like for me to photograph your family? Going on vacation and want to be IN the pictures? This can happen one of two ways...

You can pay for me to fly (or drive, depending on the distance) there and photograph your family only for a Day in the Life session

OR

If you have a few other families that may be interested please let me know because I will be adding a couple different locations to my calendar each year (and this opens your options up to a Signature Session as well and cuts down on cost with travel as it will be split between the sessions)

2017 TRAVEL DATES

* Tampa Bay area in FLORIDA (Clearwater, Dunedin, Tampa, and everything else within 45 minutes of Dunedin) June 26th-July 7th

* Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA September (specific date TBA)

To Provence...and Tuscany | traveling lifestyle photographer

The smells of fresh baguettes and all the delicious foods at market (paella...rotisserie chickens dripping with goodness right down onto some fresh potatoes...mmmm). The tastes of jambon...and fresh cherries...and the most delicate chocolates...and freshest sweetest strawberries and oranges...the richness of the cheese...and the pastel meringues as big as your head (only slight exaggeration) that absolutely melt in your mouth...and oh the nutella (lol...yes...we smeared it on everything...even the meringue). The sound of horses walking down a country road and water flowing through the town and people bustling about at market and vendors offering a sample of their offerings and beautiful music filling the air. The view of the colors that pop out from every inch at market (yes...the market may have been my most favorite) and villages that peak out of a mountain or hillside and a nun riding down the road on her bicycle with her fresh baguette (and everyone with their bikes and fresh baguettes) and little bakeries and butchers and shops that filled the littlest of villages and clothes drying on the line and the older gentlemen sitting at the corner cafe for hours and the flowers and the history and a favorite little corner filled with herbs and tomato plants and flowers and the little surprises of beauty everywhere and fig trees poking out from the most random places and poppy fields (my favorite being one that included someone riding a white horse through it...yes that really happened) and tiny cobblestone streets and homes with blue shutters and pink roses. Mostly the slowness of the day to day and the laughter surrounding the table and feeling the love as each of our gifts were used to serve one another...a hand prepared meal most evenings...photos of new and old friends...a tiramisu and late night talks...videography and paintings and problem solving (which was greatly needed when the oil refineries shut down as part of strikes that were sweeping the country) and more laughter and cherries placed on our table each day and fresh olives and homemade wine and one of the most incredible meals ever prepared by ladies who run a winery....the people...the people. This is Provence France to me.  It was a year ago that I was gifted with the incredible job (Heavens...I get to call this my job) of traveling there as part of the "Dream Team" for two weeks. Now, a week from today, I get to do it all over again in Tuscany. Tuscany! Oh...I'm already in love. 

This trip and the last are about art and beauty and soul and the love of life and others and even more about service to others with the gifts each of us were given. I believe you would love to follow along on Dreama's blog and learn from her beautiful work and soak in her beautiful words. You can see all about Once Upon a Time in Provence (which opens back up in September) at dreamatolleperry.com/dream-love-paint-the-adventure-continues/

So much love to you,

Cilla