He waited until the sun was almost all the way down before popping the question – the suspense was insane! I had a really good feeling this was coming, just like I did 2 days before when we went on a helicopter tour of Kansas City. The entire time we were circling KC, I could hardly breathe from excitement, thinking this is it!. Nope! When I told him this after he proposed, his response was “gotta keep you on your toes”. I gotta say, it worked 🙂
My life changed for the better 2 years ago and I’m so happy it did!
I have totally neglected my website as of late and I feel terrible! I have good reason, though:
I’m a nanny! This is my first week caring for the cute kiddos, so I’ve been trying to fall into a routine. I get to hang out with a toddler all day and read Frozen books, swing, color and decipher babble. 😉
I’m also a fresh part of a really cool new app called KKTalkee, which helps people in China learn better English through live video broadcasting. Basically, I deliver a bunch of content and then answer any questions and encourage them to speak. I’m really loving this because those who know me well know I’m a total stickler for grammar and spelling, and I’m also following in my grandma’s teaching footsteps – just in a modern way.
It’s been a week of firsts! Glad to have the nerves shaken off and ready to grind 🙂
When Moo.com has a sale, I always take advantage. It seems like these sales happen right as I’m running out of business cards – win! Anyways, I was taking advantage of this sale last night, which meant perusing my photo catalog to pick out my favorite photos from the last few months, so I can print them onto my new set of business cards. It sounds silly but I hardly ever look back at my work, so going through all of these photos totally brought back memories. And made me homesick.
In no particular order, here are a few of my favorites from last fall:
I think I’ll look back through my work more often. This was just what I needed to cure my homesickness ❤ I can’t wait to start networking here so I can get some more amazing clients!
Throwing it back to the beginning of October, when I photographed these two love birds. This is still one of my favorite sessions ever – the happiness is just oozing from them and we got so lucky with the weather!
When I think about it, my job is really to freeze time. To capture a fleeting moment that we’ll never get back, and then turn it into a memory that we can relive over and over. I had plenty of opportunities for just that with Clair and Hayden, so here are some more of my favorite moments frozen in time.
Their love is absolutely tangible. Don’t these just make your heart smile?
Clair and I have been planning this photoshoot for over a month now, and it totally surpassed my hopes! These two decided to go off the grid for a month and communicated only through hand-written letters (awww!). Here’s their first look.
After Clair hid in the bushes, I directed Hayden to his spot and then brought Clair out to join him.
Hayden read Clair the last of sweet letters he wrote her, hand delivered this time.
And then finally, hugs ❤
Lots and lots and LOTS of hugs!
Neither of them could stop smiling. Heck, my cheeks hurt too from their contagious happiness!
We got some incredible shots tonight – this is just the beginning! I can’t wait to share more tomorrow 🙂