Hi, friends! It's been so long since my last blog. It's kinda strange to blog again and I have a feeling it will take a while to get my "groove" back. The last blog...January! Before that...last year...a total of four blog posts. So, I think, rest assured, you don't have to worry about me filling up your in box any time soon. But I have all the wonderful intentions of blogging once a week...when possible. I love blogging. I feel best when I'm writing and sharing. And I have so many beauty filled and love filled families to share with you from the last couple years!
A lot has changed around here in the last couple weeks. This year, in between the every day business to-dos, and keeping up with my little preschooler, I have been working on a brand spankin new website. I was convinced doing it myself was the best option. No regrets, but, shew, it was quite the learning curve and many many frantic emails to my old web host (which, I would never recommend) and my new web host and my domain host. I will say that Go Daddy and Squarespace both have the most wonderfully patient and prompt customer service representatives. Then I completely knocked out my email on accident for the entire weekend. Y'all...grace...upon grace...upon grace. THEN realized I also killed my blog subscriber list! If you are on this blog subscriber list now on accident, I completely understand if you'd rather unsubscribe. I promise not to make too many pouty faces.
Well, it may have been a messy process and it may have all came together as imperfectly as I've felt, but, ya know what, it's together and it's full of beauty and love and joy...and grace...and endless cans of Pepsi and nibbles of chocolate. SOOOO...with all that said...I have a NEW WEBSITE! When you have a few moments, I would love for you to grab a cup of tea...coffee...Pepsi...wine. As my Grandma always said "take your shoes off and stay a while". Just be there and feel the love until you've taken it all in...or until I've bored you to tears. :)
When I was thinking about exactly what I wanted my website to be...and really...my business as well...I wanted it to be a place that felt like home for me. I know that may sound strange and asking a lot from a little website. I wanted to see in it what I see in all of my families. Love...warmth...joy...sometimes gritty and heavy...sometimes light. I wanted it to show my heart, but also the hearts of each of the beauty filled people I photograph. I want it to be a place where they feel love, where I feel love, where my future client friends feel love. When someone passing through reads my words I want them to feel like they're sitting down with me and chatting. I want them to feel my love. When someone is reading the boring pricing stuff, I want it to make sense or I want them to feel comfortable enough to realize I'm a warm, imperfect, loving human that they can come to and ask questions. I want everything to flow seamlessly and just work together (which is probably the hardest part for me). My hope is that for the weeks...months...years to come you will hear from me and my day to day and feel love and grace and joy and that your imperfection is no different than my imperfection and that we are each making it through the days together and that is a beautiful thing. I am also, obviously, going to see how many times I can say beautiful...or beauty filled...because I really like that word...and "so...".
Okay...with that...I will leave you with just a handful of my favorite images from the last couple years...just as a teaser. For more of my favorites, you'll just have to visit my website. :)