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Sunday, December 09, 2012
Friday, December 07, 2012
I was walking on a worn path the other day. It was unusually warm for December but the wind had made me pause to wrap my coat tighter around myself. I just stopped...stood there and admired my surroundings. It was a failed attempt on my part to find another location for my clients. I stood there thinking, how often have I had a chance to just stand still. To just enjoy a moment to myself with out trying to do something for my business, my clients, my babies, my friends, my hubby, my family...and by no means in that order. ;p I've been running, racing you could say to the finish line. And that is no ones fault but mine. I've forgotten how to just stand still. To not rush on to the next biggest thing. To pause and enjoy what God has given me. To look up and say thank you. I guess, you could say I need it. A moment to hit the pause button and just be me. Without my camera. And I admit its part of how I identify myself now. December...2 weeks. Its what I have given myself to just be that. A mommy and a wife. I'm looking forward to date nights, to pj's and cookies, ice skating in Denver, wine and appetizer nights with my friends...and moments to stand still and just be. It sounds heavenly.
I'm hoping that in pausing, taking that time to really open myself up to being in the moment...that I continue to learn to be a better business woman for my clients. But in that moment where I stood there in the forest...oh yes, it was a forest...I felt loved. I am passionate about being a photographer...continuing to grow and become better than I was last year. I felt loved though because of my clients...my friends and family. Because of how much support that has been given to me to pursue this dream of mine. For me to race to the next biggest thing and to feel your excitement as you run along with me. I have a board in my office room of hand written notes of my clients, my hubby and friends...who have paused a long the way to say sweet words of encouragement to me. It was in the moment where I paused and said..."really?" Yup, profound. But I was thinking...really? I get to do this? I feel amazingly blessed. loved. and appreciated...so in those moments that I'm looking forward to in a few weeks of standing still...I just wanted you all to know how much I appreciate each and everyone of you. Each session, each moment you shared with me this year brought me to a place where I could look up and say really with a smile on my face. I'm so looking forward to wrapping up 2012 and seeing where 2013 brings Elizabeth Ann Photography. Thank you for continuing to walk with me in this crazy dream of mine.
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
I love this family. Every year they invite me into their home to capture how their family celebrates Christmas. To photograph their beautiful tree and their beautiful babies. Its crazy how fast I see my own kids growing but only seeing them 2 to 3 times a year I'm always blown away everytime. Grace, her curly brown hair gets me every time, Chase and his twin Brooklyn...always fun watching the two of them run around...and now with their newest addition Miles...LOVE him. Enjoy a few of our photos that early morning!
Tuesday, December 04, 2012
5...its a simple number. And I sit here thinking about it and it makes my heart squeeze. 5 years ago my baby boy was almost here. Yup, I was very pregnant and very excited to meet this guy. The years slipped by... I kissed his scraped knees, read books a million times over, watched him belly laugh with his sister, looked all over for his precious t-shirt (lovey he sleeps with), watched his blue eyes sparkle at some crazy mischief that he was up to...I love him. I love the way he smells, the way he still twirls my hair when we watch cartoons together, the way his little hand fits into mine (and he only allows me to hold his hand when we are in the parking lot) He is my Hudson. And I am so not wanting him to get older...he tells me, "mom, but I have too" nope, nope your not allowed. But he will and my heart will continue to get bigger and watching him become the man he is supposed to become...its such a blessing. So, here I am, a momma who just wanted to snap pictures and make him stay this little. His face becoming less toddlerish but I still see it in him. That sweet baby that's still there...
Monday, December 03, 2012
We are a family...okay, so that song is running through my head as I work on this blog post. This session came at a great time for me. I had just come home the night before after spending a fabulous week with my own family from AZ. Every family has its one way of working...of shifting to accommodate life and its ups and downs. I know without a doubt I could call on any of my family members in a time of need and they would be there for me...however best they could. Its a support system. And watching this family together was no different. I don't know the ins and outs of how they work...but the way the parents loved on each of their kids and the spouses and their babies...it was beautiful.