Where the heck I’ve been…

…it’s been a while since I’ve updated the blog.

Poor neglected blog.

Deal with it, blog. I’ve been busy. πŸ™‚

Good busy. Overwhelming busy. ThoughtIhadahandleonitbutIwasohsowrong busy.

No complaints here, though! All very wonderful opportunities presenting at the same time kind of thing. And by same time, I mean the fall, my busiest season time. Oof.

Hello children, my name is mommy. Remember me?

So what kind of things, you ask? πŸ˜‰

Family sessions, which I love. So much fun. This is my second year doing family sessions and I love them, love meeting the kids, messing around, making the kids smile (hopefully). Trying to make a picture for a card special, different, reflective of that family is always a challenge and I say bring it!

Writing a book. Well, okay, not really a book, but to this non-writer, it felt like it. 70 pages! Written by my own childlike hands (they really do look like the hands of a 10 year old boy). My blood, sweat and tears (more like diet sunkist, peanut butter and sure, tears) went into the breakout that Clickin Moms asked me to write. I dreaded the heck out of it, but then when I got around to actually writing the dang thing, I loved it. “Creating and Recognizing Opportunities” is available 1/8/13 for download and you do not have to be a member of CM, although they do rock the house and I’d recommend it. I talk about a ton of stuff in there, how I edit, how I shoot, there’s a video of me editing, my workflow, etc. Sign up to be notified as soon as you can get it here.

Commercial work…I love this. This is like “real” work for me. During school hours, gotta love that. Headshots for businesses, images of interiors, and get this, a national campaign. Seriously. I about died when I got it. This is ongoing, but I will post images as soon as I can…

The Showcase School (where I took my first photography class!) asked me if I wouldn’t mind doing an artist talk and they’d do a show of my work. I was all over the second part of that! A show??? Hell yes! Talking in front of people I don’t know? Me? Um, um, um, um….okay. Please, please come out if you’re in ATL and say hi. I’d love to picture you naked on January 12th. More details here.

So, that’s where I’ve been…pretty much at my desk with the space heater cranked high enough to singe off my leg hair off since mid October editing my face off. Yes, I am faceless now. And hairless.

Some recents….

December 27, 2012 - 1:09 am

Life with Kaishon - How very exciting! I love that green cabinet picture so much! : )
Good luck for your talk in Atlanta. I know you will rock it out of the park! Also, the book! So exciting! I will be sure to promote it when it comes out.

December 27, 2012 - 4:01 pm

Fran - I am so pumped about the breakout session! Big fan. Adore the photos of your children. THank you for sharing your talents with us!

December 27, 2012 - 7:27 pm

Scarlett - Outstanding!

December 29, 2012 - 3:51 am

kellie honea - busy is a word I know for sure.
Congrats on all the good stuff that is making you busy =) …I will be there on the 12th!

January 20, 2013 - 12:33 am

Tamara - I just finished reading your book today and I loved it. It was just the inspirational push I needed! And your images, OMG (I usually don’t use that but…) they are quietly beautiful. Thank you.
Oh and yes, Clickin’ Moms rocks!