Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Being a Photographer in My World

I'm mom and a Professional Photographer.  Being a photographer is something I’ve always wanted to do.  Photography is more than a hobby for me.  It’s become a job that I love.  However, I love being a mom too.  This plays a tug-o-war on my workload as a mother and a photographer.  I think a lot of moms struggle with this issue.  Others are fortunate enough to be stay at home moms.  Unfortunately, I’m a mom, like many that needs to bring in a secondary income just to pay the bills.   I wanted a job that would allow me to be flexible, meet lots of great people and enjoy the beauty around me.

So what did I do? I decided to take a chance to be a full-time photographer so I could be home with my children more often.  I have no rules, except those that I place on me.  I work for ME.  After 13 years of working in the corporate world, I sacrificed the security of a full-time job with incredible benefits to have many more hours with my children and to be able to do something I really love.

In the process I have been blessed with so much since taking on this new chapter of my life.   I wouldn’t have been able accomplish the things that I have been able to without a supportive husband and my children.   I have met so many wonderful people who have really become a part of my life.  I’ve had the opportunity to photograph special moments and to have the same people return to me each year.  It’s such a joy to be able to be part of their journey of life.

Being self-employed does take a lot of self-discipline, determination, focus and most importantly, organization.  I have to balance every day between my duties as a mother and my job.  I want be available to my children all the time.  I want to nurture and teach them how to one day be responsible adults.  I also want to be available for all of the wonderful people I get to met each day.  Now I can create the schedule I want and it can vary day to day, week to week.   It's whatever I want! (Well, most of time) I’ve had long days and late nights because I took a day off or two to spend time with my children. To watch their games, dance recitals, cheer practice, bring-your-mom-to-school day, etc.  

Everyone has goals and dreams that they want to accomplish and for me it is being the best mom I can and being able to do something I love.  Photograph memories.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Senior Reps 2012

Valid only in July and August

This package is a steal. Early AM appointments available to beat the heat. Take advantage of this and receive 24 FREE on pose wallets.

Special for July 23rd and 24th

July 23rd and 24th.
I Have never ran a special like this so take advantage today!!! This is a 9 pose package, with 12 cream of the crop images to choose from. I will have 2 days only to book.
  This is for the kiddos only. Contact me today to book.

This Week in Pictures

Having fun with my kids.  Karliegh's 7th birthday is around the corner and she wanted to have fun with the pictures.  Gavin is growin up so fast.  GQ model in his future? Hmmmmm... maybe.