Friday, October 31, 2014

Opening tomorrow!

This studio has been somewhat of a thorn in my side since the conception of the idea. I knew we would have great ideas. I knew that we could put those ideas into motion and make things happen. I didn't realize how much money goes into something like this. I didn't realize the headache a stinking website would be. I didn't realize how I'd want to karate chop my husband in the throat one minute, then bow down to his feet for some ingenious idea he had. To say this has been easy would be an out right lie. However, nothing worth it is easy. That's what we've always said about our relationship/marriage. Nothing worth something is easy.

So, here I am on the eve of opening up full time to clients and I still have dishes to do, clothes to put away, and some of my kids Halloween candy I need to eat. I'm exhausted. Beyond exhausted. I've been up until midnight or later each night. Editing. Designing a website. Feeding a baby. All the norm. But I can't wait until I just get to shoot clients and edit images!! This set up stuff was taxing. It's taken me 5 days and 4 trips to the store to remember to buy dish soap!

We do have a great studio space to offer to you, the public. The lighting kit we bought works wonderfully down there and my new external flash is the BOMB!

Here's the Christmas settings we will be offering this year…and yes - we've already started talking about next Christmas settings and they are going to be huge, real life ones. I know, we're crazy. But, any how…here ya go!

If you would like to book a session with us, please email me at or give me a call at 734-775-3364.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

A Mama's Love

Being a mom is an overwhelming, intense, trying, and thrilling experience. It's the hardest and most rewarding life lesson. When I am dog tired and Lucy is having a fit because she's experiencing the worst pain ever in her life (teething) I have to remind myself to take a deep breath. This too shall pass. This wonderful feeling of her little body sagging on my chest, her slow deep breaths as she falls into dreamland, and the scent of her sweet skin. All of this will change. She will grow bigger and my lap will seem smaller. I will never get this time back. I will always cherish these moments in the dead of night when we are the only 2 awake. Hearing the sound of trucks on Vreeland, the dogs shuffling about, and the noise machine in the other room breaking up the silence. I am so so so thankful for those moments. I'm thankful that I am here on Earth to experience this crazy, wonderful experience of motherhood.

In the past two months I've photographed quite a lot of families. After each session is edited I look over every individual picture to check for coloring. In reality this should only take me about two to three minutes. However, there are certain pictures that I just stop and stare at. A mama's love is something that every child is so blessed to experience.
Here are some of those images….

No matter where their children are at or how old they get, I have captured these stunning moments of a mother's love. The joy on each of these mama's faces stops me each time. The world in all its chaos and horrible happenings really does have goodness. No one loves you like your Mama…..

If ever there is tomorrow when we're not together... there is something you must always remember.
You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.
But the most important thing is, even if we're apart... I'll always be with you. ~A.A. Milne

On A Roll

And, we're off! This business start up is no joke. Lots of late nights, swearing at the computer while trying to become a programmer, and butterflies in my belly. I am so proud of our family for starting this photography business and I can't wait for things to come!

From now on, my client sneak peaks will be shown through my blog.

Have a blessed day!