Last week on Instagram (btw - you should follow me if you don't already!) I mentioned that my family was headed to the beach, and if I was honest, it wasn't my most favorite place. I'm just not a beach person, but I can't deny that we had a great time as a family! We built sand castles, got a bit of sunburn, surfed a few waves, watched the sunrise and the sunset, searched for shells, played 4 square, watched movies, stayed up late, slept in, and stuffed our tummies ;) It was pretty great.
We've had a few issues with our Internet connection the past few weeks, so while I've been working on finishing wedding albums and editing photos, I haven't been able to respond to emails or Facebook messages!! I'm working on that today, so if you've contacted me and haven't heard back, I'll be getting back to you this weekend! It's also my "slow" time of the year and I decided that this year I wanted to turn my focus a bit more towards my website and blog. I've loved the look and feel of my site for the past 2 years, but moving into my studio space made me realize that I wanted to warm up my online presence. While I'm drawn to all things clean and modern, in real life, I liked to be surrounded by things of comfort! Cozy pillow, fluffy rugs, warm colors, dark wood! Anything that makes me want to curl up with a good book and take a nap! My studio has been so much fun to decorate and make feel like home, and I wanted my website to represent the same thing!!! So, I decided to buckle down these past few weeks and really come up with a look that was mine. Drawing inspiration from my studio, I added a few pops of color, and the hand-drawn camera icon my talented sister made for me, and here it is!!!! I'm so excited to share!!
The main page features a rotating gallery with some of my favorite images, and I hope to update this often with new photos!! Icons at the bottom will link you to my Facebook page, Twitter, and Pinterest pages. Click the "comment" flag at the bottom to leave a Facebook comment about the site, or the "proofs" link to head to my new proofing gallery!! It's still a work in progress, so let me know if you need access to a gallery ;)
I love it! Click on the "info" tab, you'll find this fun area with links to info about where to find me and pricing, as well as more of my favorite photos!!
Flags at the top right access different galleries. The wedding gallery now features both engagement and wedding images!!
But wait!! That's not all!! The blog has a new look also. And since Facebook just rolled out their pages for businesses, of course I had to update my cover image!!
If you haven't liked my business page already, then head over to Facebook and do it!!
So what do you think?! I'd love to hear from you ;) Leave me a comment below!! Now it's back to emails, and editing, and albums, oh my!!!
As I prepare to take a break for the rest of this year, I thought I'd give you a little glimpse of our Christmas!! I'll be back just after the first of the year with a wonderful New Year's Eve wedding to share!!
Have a blessed, and very Merry Christmas!!!
Easter was fun. The weather was beautiful. My kids are growing up way too fast! My heart is full.
So, it's my birthday today and i am typing this blog entry while sitting in my new .. wait for it ...
I really can't believe I'm here! Since the official start of my business, almost 4 years ago, I have hoped and dreamed that one day I would move out of the tiny cramped corner in my basement into something I could call my own. Time has crawled and time has flown and now I find myself in a brand new place and ready to grow even more! This move is important on so many levels, personal and business. For my family, it means that when I am home, I'm really home. Not just there but off in the corner on the computer. It's a way for me to separate business and life. The line between laundry and photos, phone calls and dinner, packages and clutter had become way too blurry! For business, this means that I now have a place to meet and chat. A place to walk you through your photos and help you choose the best ones. A place to show samples and get your creative juices flowing with ideas for decorating your home with beautiful photos! A place to meet with brides and grooms without the noise and chaos of the local coffee shop (but with the coffee of course!). I'm so very excited for this new adventure and can't wait to see where it takes me! If you've been following my FaceBook page, you'll know that I've been dropping hints for the past few days! So keep scrolling and see if you recognize any photos from the sneak peeks!
There's still a lot to be done. Pictures need to be hung, a few pieces of furniture are on the way, and I searching for the perfect curtains. But for having just moved in on Tuesday, I'm thrilled with everything!!!
I'll share more photos as things come together and I'll even do a photo tour so you'll know exactly how to find me! Thanks for all the love and support of my family and friends!