Well, I have recovered and I'm feelin' free! Trevor and Alex headed off to 4th grade, Noodle and I took a run and I'm ready to tackle photography. For those of you that are waiting patientely for your pictures they should be ready soon!!
As I'm sitting here, tears dilluting my morning cup 'o joe, I am reminiscing the good 'ole days. The picture from the first day of kindergarten was taken by none other than "Ms. A", the best kindergarten teacher EVER from the Kindergarten Village.
In our family we regularly do "highs and lows". That is where, in the evening before we go to bed, we tell each other our "high" of the day and our "low" of the day. Watching Taylor ride his bike down the road on his way to his first day of jr. high was both my "high" and "low" of today. What a bittersweet feeling!! The worst part is that I know, in what feels like a year, he will be heading off to college....it goes TOO FAST!
No...this isn't Molly and Sean. This is Vera and John and they were so much fun trying to make a heart with sparklers at Molly & Sean's wedding last night. They did a great job with the circle!!
Check the Gallery soon for a few more images from the wedding yesterday. It was beautiful! Off Broadway did the flowers and once again they were over the top!! Check out their website: http://www.offbroadwayweddings.com
I had to run outside and grab a few pix of Trevor jumping his ramp so he would leave me alone to get my work done. On the very last pass, apparently I didn't put the 2nd ramp far enough away which caused him to smash his face into the handle bars (so he said). After the bleeding stopped, his Grandma informed him that he will probably get 2 black eyes.
On Thursday I snapped this pix of Trevor, my son, while on my way out of the house to photograph a high school senior in Westlake. I always worry that I am spending too much time on photography since I seem to be working about 12 hours a day this time of year.
Just today when we were having lunch a client called. When I came back to the table Trevor said, "Mom, I'm glad not more people know about you." When I asked him what he meant by that he said, "well, if more people knew about you, you wouldn't be able to take care of us and if less people knew about you, you wouldn't be able to take care of us either."
It's so funny he would say that because I just received an e-mail with a client questioning my prices and asking me to drop them. I can honestly say that we are not well-off and just as Trevor said things are in balance. With the time I put into EVERY client's work, I have to charge what I charge so that I can provide for my family. I know there are cheaper photographers out there but there are also much more expensive photographers out there as well.
I just want to thank everyone of you that have given me the opportunity to document your lives!! I truly appreciate you!