Monthly Archives: July 2012

Birthdays & New Beginnings…

Wow, wow, wow-ee, wow… it has been awhile.  A good, long while.

I have no apology, only a small explanation as to my absence.  I was done burnt out, people.

Seriously, I needed a break.  From photography.  From computers.  From boredom.  From stress.  From life.  I needed to unplug for a bit.  So that’s what I did.  I put the photo business on hiatus and got a regular 9-5 job again.  I go to work Monday through Friday and every two weeks, I bring home that steady paycheck from The Man.  You know what?  It feels good.  It’s nice knowing that I’m going to be able to eat that week and grab a beer from time to time and maybe afford to pick up something at the farmer’s market.  It’s nice to focus on my own life and nurture my own relationships for a change instead of always thinking in terms of “clients” and hustling for that next job.  Things were bleak for awhile after the move and I had to just step back and take a deep breath and….. exhale.

You know what?  It turns out that was exactly what I needed.  These days, I’m excited to pick up a camera again.  I’m slowly getting back into the photography world by freelancing for a local studio, second shooting for friends (old & new), and booking a very, very small number of weddings of my own.  After traveling to Yellowstone last month, I’m restless for the next trip, so I can photograph new faces and places to my heart’s content.  I’m meeting some amazing people and I’m at a place again where I feel I can empathize and connect with them.  I feel refreshed, rejuvenated, and re-inspired.  Gosh darn it… I think I’m happy.

As I ease back into the blogging world, I figured I would share a few photos from my low-key, but absolutely-perfect-in-every-way birthday.  An awesome spaghetti dinner, a beautiful homemade cake, and someone special to fuss over me for a day… and let it spill over into the weekend.  Here’s to another year and a new beginning!  xoxoxo