This project has been extremely difficult but rewarding at the same time. When Sabrina and I first thought of building our own website for her business, we had no idea what we were getting ourselves into. It took many drafts, many late nights, much patience and understanding from Sabrina, and all my willpower to stick with it, especially when the website wasn't turning out "perfect". I had to keep telling myself that Sabrina, with her blossoming talent, deserved a cool place to display her work. The website itself is quite simple but complete with an intro slideshow, a portfolio of Sabrina's work, a page for clients to see their photos and more.
We're very pleased with the result and we hope everyone enjoys the website and gets the word out about it.
So this shoot has been in the works for a good 3 months. FINALLY we were able to get out and do it before the weather turned sour again. Since I don't know Thanksgiving Point all that well the Oaks picked the location. It was a friends backyard, it was beautiful, but the snow was REALLY deep and the kiddos got cold before we had even taken two pictures. All I was able to get out of them was a quick 30 min session before they had had it.=) So keep this in mind if you are planning on getting pictures taken. Don't have your kids tromp through knee deep snow before you even get started.=) This family was fun though and defiantly kept me on my feet. I had a blast getting to know them better.
Today I learned how stressful it is when another photographer asks you to take there family pictures. Brittany has been taking family, wedding, baby photos for five years. I'm NO pro so I was nervous! However this family is so awesome and I think I had way more fun taking the picture than they had getting them taken. Thanks guys for letting me capture some moments with your beautiful family. Isnt Chloe one of the most beautiful baby girls you've ever seen?=) I love it! To top it all off, after taking pictures of Brittany's family I got to go to an engagement shoot she had later in the day. It was awesome to watch her work her magic and made me really want to be at that level one day. Here are some of my very favorites.
Well, we've officially been back in Utah for three days and man it's miserable. I miss being in California where you don't have to wear shoes when walking outside or a jacket, or gloves for that matter. However it has been nice to be home in our own place and get back to eating healthier. I think Bruce and I both gained a good 10lbs over the Christmas brake.
So while I was home in Cali I was surfing KSL still trying to find some chairs for our awesome table and actually found some. They were exactly what I was looking for and at a reasonable price. To make it all even better (if it can possible get any better) he had eight! Now I'm not saying I wanted eight chairs but chances were he still had at least four left. YAY, I text him right away so I could come by and look at them. The Monday I was home I went and feel in love with them! I even talked him down 20.00! They were 15.00 each and got them for 10.00! They are only about a year old and were bought from Pier One Imports. I'm so impressed with myself, they look so good with the table. I'm telling you if you want something nice but are too poor to buy the full price version, KSL or Craigs List has so many things that improve the over all look of your home for WAY cheap the catch, you have to be patient.
I made this with Laurel when we went to visit a while ago and I've finally got around to putting it up on the wall. I also needed a new center piece for our table since our Christmas one got put away. I used this vase we got from our wedding, an old candle and a bag of shells I got from a friend in California to make this beauty. Our entire table cost 40.00! I love great deals! My next project will be to make a head board for our bed. I found this awesome blog (can't remember the link, I'll find it and post it later) that showed how to make one for super cheap.
Oh, and I need to say thank you to Laurel who gave me this.
This is the little ditty that goes with it: These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in self-aggrandizement. Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. Please give more attention to these writers. Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this cleverly-written text into the body of their award.
I'm touched! It's great knowing someone likes my blog enough for me to want to keep it updated as much as possible. =) Thanks so much Laurel. Ok so these are some blogs I'm giving this sweet prize to. I give it to these blogs because I feel uplifted and inspired every time I read them.