I just walked outside to the most amazing smell of fresh rain AND sunshine. Here’s the bizarre part, on one side of my yard it was raining and the other part was entirely calm with no rain at all. Instead of running to grab my phone (a typical move I’d make), I stood on the sunshine side for a minute trying to watch the rain, thinking it would slowly fade, but it just continued to rain and remained on only one side of the yard for quite awhile ☀️ / 🌧 so I enjoyed that peaceful moment and it was glorious. I walked around the house trying to locate a rainbow, but never saw one. I’m now in the bath hoping that social media can provide some views of the Idaho sky tonight for me and possibly a rainbow. Don’t fail me now Insta. Anyone else so thrown by the weird weather fluctuations and crazy skies we have been having here lately?
Boys are in bed, husband is home for the night, temperature is just right on the patio and Ruger is laying on the rug beneath my feet. I’ll take it! It may be the start of the weekend, but the world, as we all know it, certainly isn’t what it used to be. One thing I am sure of is that it’s taught me to enjoy the s l o w. I have learned the importance of embracing the quiet moments at home with my family, and squeezing my friends tight when I see them too, because those visits are few and far between. In the next few weeks we’ll be camping and two of my couples are tying the knot! I have so much to look forward to and so much happiness surrounding me RIGHT NOW. COVID can’t steal my summer or my joy! There’s a party for two happenin’ on the patio and life is good. What are you all up to this weekend and tell me how you are beating the heat because 😅 phew, the forecast ain’t playin’ around ☀️
There is no greater honor as a photographer than to be asked to come back milestone after milestone. Let me say that again...NO GREATER HONOR! A sweet text with all the heart eye emojis after a few sneak peeks, yes that warms my heart (duh!) and you already know what reviews do for me - not only is it the greatest motivation, but it benefits my business in so many ways. But the greatest gift of all is the inquiry AFTER your gallery is delivered and time has passed. Knowing that you enjoyed your experience and the product SO MUCH that you have made the decision to invest in my tiny little business again. It means the world. The absolute world, and I want to give a big thank you to all of those couples and families who continue to trust me with their memories and milestones. This weekend I got to photograph three families (shoutout @mrs_andy720 @b_schmidtten @ky_lee_lacy) that have been with me for all four years I’ve been in business and today as I culled, backed up, and edited some sneak peeks I felt an overwhelming sense of pride and so much gratitude to all of my amazing clients. If you’re a CBP alumni 😂 (did this just become a thing) 🤣 say hey! 👋🏻 I love knowing that you’re still following along! And if you’re a photographer, throw up one of these 🙌🏻 if those returning clients are giving you all the feels!
Shoutout to my favorite guy, ride or die, man crush for life, cute as hell, can’t live without ya - the father of my babes. Happy Fathers Day to you, Nick. If my boys grow to be just like you, we did good. You are always the favorite and I will never blame the boys for believing so. I love you, I love you, I freakin’ LOVE you! And big shoutout to the real OG, my dad! I love that I got to spend today with all of my favorite guys! ❤️
My advice for shooting at the very end of golden hour: do not (I repeat, DO NOT) put your camera away and head home once the sun goes down! Location permitting, Turn yourself and your clients around, so that they are now facing the golden glow and shoot into blue hour. I know families with younger little ones don’t typically last this late into the evening during the summer months, but if you ever find yourself in a position to continue shooting into that beautiful time frame...DO IT! You won’t regret it! Sometimes my favorite images from the session happen at this time and you’re giving your clients final gallery a variety of lighting scenarios and looks! Win/win! Where are my blue hour babes (and dudes) at?! Anyone else dig this portion of the evening? 🌞🌚