Tuesday, November 18, 2008


So Lillian had her 2 1/2 year appointment yesterday and she was rather traumatized by the whole thing! She hates being held down, so the moment Dr. Orton put her on the table to start checking her out she started to flip out! She wanted nothing to do with the appointment from that point on. She only had a flu shot which was a good thing. Her growth has finally started to slow down and she's only in the 50th percentile for height and weight. She's doing really well overall which is good to hear. I always get worried because as a kid that stays home and doesn't have day to day interaction with other kids and the fact that she was a preemie I tend to over worry that she'll fall behind. Dr. Orton assured me that she's doing great though which is always good to hear! So here's a new photo of her......
My camera comes tomorrow AND I'm getting a makeover at the Clinique counter in Saratoga which I totally need. I'm pretty sure that I suck at putting my makeup on and need to know what colors are best for me!

Sunday, November 16, 2008

I'm about to....

head to bed but had to share my exciting news!!!! I just added a new tool to my camera bag......the Nikon D700! She doesn't arrive until Thursday, but I'm so excited about the growth I've achieved in less than a year. I tend to doubt myself a lot because I know my previous track record. I got so bored so quickly that I could never stick to anything. Photography has changed all of that for me. Each time I take my camera out of the bag, I know that something new is going to happen and that brings me pure joy. I get to stay home with my daughter, capture memories for my clients and help provide for my family......it's one kick ass occupation if you ask me!!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

New Website

So one of the new things that I've been busy doing is transferring everything from my old website over to my new website. I'm still using the same template so it'll be the same for the most part. The new site has a shopping cart though so my clients can order and pay directly through the site. I've already been using it while I got things up and going and giving my clients the temporary website so that I didn't need to worry about transferring the proofing galleries as well. So the new website is up and running and I have A LOT of updating to do on the blog....I think I have like 6 or 7 sessions I still need to post. I'm staying busy till the end of the year and then things will start to dwindle down so I can start focusing on marketing for next year and getting my new camera gear.

My session for tomorrow had to be rescheduled till next weekend because there's a 100% chance of rain so we'll probably work on the kitchen. I picked up some paint samples at Home Depot today and looked at flooring. I'm excited to have a normal looking kitchen and something that I'm comfortable spending time in.

I think that I might take Lillian's Christmas photos tomorrow.....only problem is that she probably won't want to take her dress off once we're done! Anyways, got some things to do so hopefully I'll be back with some Christmas sneak peaks!

Saturday, November 08, 2008

You'd think.....

that as a photographer that I'd be snapping photos of Lillian left and right, but I must admit that I've been very bad lately! I'm going to try and keep up with updating our family blog as things start to slow down this winter. Things have just been so nuts that I often forget to do the little things from time to time like capturing my own child growing up!

And let me tell you.......this kid has a personality and a half!! She cracks me up all day long, even when she does something that she isn't supposed too! I bought her Christmas outfit a couple of weeks ago so I need to take a photo this week so that I can make our Christmas cards as soon as possible. My life is consumed by work at the moment and while it sucks from time to time (I know.....sucks isn't a very lady like word!) I figure that it's just a part of building my business and my name.

In other news the daylight savings time totally kicked my butt this past week and messed with my schedule! I don't want waking up at 7 every morning to be the new daily ritual! I think that's about it for now.....need to get back to work but thought that I would mention that new pics of Lillian will be coming soon!