July 11th, 2014

Allie & Abbey|sister session {Missouri Teen Photographer}

I've been in the "business" for seven years now. When I started I wanted to photograph everything... anything that came my way. That didn't really work out so well. Then one day, in frustration I read a quote

"Do not try to do everything. Do one thing well." ~Steve Jobs

How true is THAT? I know some photogs shoot everything, and that is fine for them. I don't enjoy it, if I don't enjoy it I will not put my soul into it. I am still figuring out what I love. Honestly, I'm not a group photographer, I love the closeness that a portrait gives, a single person portrait or a duo. But group shots, not my thing. And there is something about teens.. they are so free, still finding themself, and I can be super creative with my posing and editing with them. I don't get many teens, the majority are seniors and I LOVE my seniors, but I would LOVE more teen shoots, one or two at a time max. So if you know any, send them my way!

These girls... seriously gorgeous. We dance with the youngest, have danced with her since kindergarten. I love this family, very dear to us. Enjoy this sneak peek.... <3

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July 8th, 2014

A New Journey

For a while now I've felt conflicted. I love my work, I'm so thankful to be able to do what I love and make money while doing it. I love my clients, but to say there are never any bumps in the road would be a lie. I get frustrated, tired, EXHAUSTED. haha! So my plan is to scale back, just a little. As a friend of mine told me last week, "you said that last year" ;) this time I MEAN IT. But, in order to scale back something has to take that place...

I love blogs, I could sit all day and read them. After , feeling like I have a new best friend in the author. I also have always loved to cook, honestly if I wasn't a photographer, chef would be my next choice! So, I am going to combine the two, food blog/family blog. A little of everything really. I hope that you all will go on this journey with me. I'm nervous, scared and feeling a little vulnerable. While I know exactly how to photograph, writing is new to me and putting myself out there into the blogging world, well it's sort of like going to a new school. You are the "new kid", that's how I feel anyway. For now it's only in the infant stage, I'm nursing it along.... building.. hopefully in a year it will be a great big hit! I have faith. I'm thankful for talents that were giving to me to do this... I'm grateful for being able to stay home with my kids, educate them and work from home. VERY grateful.

Here it is.... www.fivehappyyolks.blogspot.com as I said, it is in infant stages... not even my own domain yet. All in due time. :)

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