Sorry for the insanely long blogging hiatus! I promise I plan on getting back into the swing of things, I’ve just been hibernating my way through winter and haven’t felt like doing much other than sleeping and reading in front of the fireplace. :) The weather is getting warmer and shoots are picking up so I’ll be back to blogging again soon! Hold tight!
Last year in February I offered a discount on mini sessions for couples, and I had so much fun with it that I’ve decided to make it a yearly tradition. :)
This deal is ONLY available through the month of February! It would make a great Valentine’s gift (fellas!!), or if you’ve just been putting off getting engagement photos then now would be a great time! ;)
Weekends in February are going quickly, but I still have plenty of weekdays free. Shoots begin around 4:30-5pm. Shoot me an email to book your date!
I forgot to schedule a post for today, but I love these little quizzes so.. Happy Wednesday. ;)
1. What is the first thing you do when you wake up?
Feed animals! 5 dogs first, then I feed our 3 barn cats.
2. What is the 3rd picture on your phone? Share it!
Little Red, a stray that visits me every few months. She’s the best. (I move all my iPhone photos to my laptop every couple of months or so, so this is actually just from a couple of months ago.)
3. What TV show are you most excited about returning this Spring?
Uhh, I don’t have cable/satellite. haha. We can’t even use Hulu or Netflix at the house because our internet is awful. But I’ll be anxiously awaiting season 3 of Game of Thrones to come out on DVD! ;)
4. What is something really popular that you secretly (or not so secretly) loathe?
Chevron. I will say I liked it at one point, but I’m so tired of seeing it everywhere now. Also, the colors mint and coral.
5. Do you have any pets? Tell us about them! Bonus points for pictures.
Baron Max :: 8 year old boxer/pit bull mix. My first baby. I joke around that he’ll have to live forever because I would be so lost without that mutt.
Koen Blu :: 8 year old Australian Shepherd/Blue Heeler mix. She never does anything wrong and everyone LOVES her.
Eden Lou :: 4.5 year old mix. (We have no clue what she is. I’d guess Lab and Pit bull.) She’s my little weirdo.
Baby Jane :: 4 year old Pit bull/Terrier mix. This one lives for snuggling. It’s all she ever wants to do.
Ollie :: 2 year old Collie mix. He has more energy than all the other dogs combined. Times two.
Baby :: Mark’s 14 year old cat. She kills all our mice for us and befriends the local skunks.
Guapo :: Baby’s boyfriend. He’s a little black and white cat that’s taken up residence in our shed. We like to give him a spanish accent.
Monroe :: Another black and white stray…he has a little black mark above his mouth.
6. If you could put together one outfit that represents you perfectly, what would it be?
I feel like this probably changes frequently, but currently I’m most comfortable in some black leggings, a large t-shirt with the sleeves cut off, my leather jacket, and my Minnetonka moccasins. I’d live in that outfit if I could.
7. What is your favorite adult beverage?
Wine! I love really dark, bold reds. Cabernets and Merlots are my favorites.
8. What is your favorite guilty pleasure?
Sometimes I take two hour long bubble baths. I get caught up in reading books!
9. What are 3 positive words to describe you?
Creative, intuitive, witty.
10. What is your favorite Friday afternoon/evening activity?
I’m typically on shoots on Fridays. On the occasional weekend I have off, you can find me at home in my pajamas, probably reading a book. I’m super cool.
11. A day in the life: What does your typical day look like?
I get up and around at about 7am every morning. I feed the dogs and cats, make some tea and maybe some breakfast, and then check emails and social media for a bit. Then I get dressed and ready for the day and work on shoots/blogging until I’ve checked off my to-do list for the day. (Depending on the season, this could take anywhere from 2-12 hours.) If I have some spare time, I take photos and work on content for the blog. I feed the dogs dinner around 8:30pm and I’m in bed by 9pm with a glass of wine, some popcorn, and a few episodes of Friends. I’m usually asleep by 10 or 10:30.
I never said I led the most exciting life. haha.
12. If you could live anywhere else in the world, where would it be?
I’d still love to live in Nashville someday. I intended on moving there several years ago, but clearly that hasn’t happened yet. ;)
13. You’ve got a whole day to yourself…what will you do?
Stay in my pajamas, clean the house, read outside in my hammock, and maybe peruse some thrift/antique stores.
14. Dream job?
Is Professional Sleeper a job?
15. Least favorite chore?
Folding laundry. I’ve never folded anything that goes in a drawer (socks, pajamas, underwear, etc.) but Mark insists on it. I still don’t comprehend the purpose of folding underwear.. Someone explain this to me.
16. When do you most feel like a rock star?
When I successfully wrap up a 12 hour wedding. Those are always so exhausting and I’m always so amazed when I get through it without feeling like hiding in the bathroom!
17. What is something you are currently trying to improve within yourself?
Dealing with depression and anxiety a little better. I’m hoping to look into some therapy this year and maybe possibility give medications a shot again. (I still haven’t found the right meds for my depression/anxiety after this long. It’s exhausting.) I think my pride has prevented me from looking for help the last several years, but I’ve definitely realized I need to do something about it.