Spring always brings a strange combination of relief and stress for me. I thrive off of the nicer weather but my busy season picks up quickly and I find myself scrambling to keep up. (I have a wedding and three sessions waiting for me in Lightroom just from the last 5 days alone.) I’m making it a point this year to take a few minutes every once in awhile, go outside, hang out in my hammock, and take a break. We have so much going on right now and I just need to make it through April as a sane human being. ;)
On the bright side, I’m starting to feel a bit of that second trimester energy that everyone raves about! It’s such a welcome sensation after being damn-near exhausted 24/7 for the last 3 or 4 months. Grow baby grow!
maxi dress :: thrifted
gingham button-up :: forever 21
wedges :: factory connection
(I think this whole outfit was $17. haha)
Something I haven’t really discussed here is that Mark and I are house hunting! We were planning on moving in November, but now with baby on the way we decided we want to be settled before he/she arrives. So we’ve spent the last two months looking up houses online, falling in love with a handful, making offers on a couple, and having to drop the contracts after running into various issues. (The first house we ADORED had almost $20k in structural issues. NOPE.)
Yesterday we put an offer on a third house and we’re so in love with it. I told Mark it’s the only house we’ve looked at that I’ve felt like I could love as much as the house I’m in now. (If you’ve stuck around this blog long enough, you know I LOVE my house.) It’s so perfect! Tons of windows, a big family room, new kitchen, almost 4 acres of land with a little pond, and a huge walk-in closet and bathtub. I loved looking at the house but the moment I really fell in love was exploring the land it was on…I had flashbacks to being a kid and playing in the trees and field at the end of our street until the sun went down, and I realized how badly I want our little squirt to have that kind of childhood. The house is on a tree lined gravel road with little to no traffic (it’s one of three houses on the whole street)…bike rides galore! I keep finding myself looking back at pictures and feeling so hopeful. It just feels right.
We should find out by tomorrow evening if our offer is accepted, denied, or counter-offered and we’ll go from there. Cross your fingers for us. :)
Happy Friday, guys!
Just a reminder to all my Oklahomies that are wanting to dip into the wedding photo industry and/or have a fun day of shooting in OKC: My friend Rachel still has a few spots left for her stylized workshop! She shared the general vibe and all the vendors here.
You can also find more info on the workshop here, and…*drumroll*…the price is temporarily set at $170 until this Monday, April 7th at 11:59pm! You can purchase your seat here. :)
There are just a handful of spots left and this is seriously an UNREAL deal for everything the workshop includes: great networking with local vendors and portfolio building (the models for the workshop are gorgeous, guys!), as well as mentoring and a Q&A session. Plus, the styling in itself is going to be worth seeing. ;)
I can’t recommend events like this enough for photographers wanting to get their foot in the door in the wedding industry. This kind of experience is invaluable!
The very last day to sign up is April 11th, so be sure to hop on this deal this weekend!