Someone out there needs to hear this today. Only make time for what matters. 👊🏻 #choosehappiness
Mama, I know you're tired. You're uncomfortable, sore and probably not too confident with your appearance in the days after giving birth. I see you. I understand. But I'm here to tell you... take the photo anyway. Even if you feel like a hot mess. Even if the other kids are acting crazy. Even if your ankles have swelled to 3 times their size. Even if you're beyond exhausted because baby is feeding every 2 hours... take the photo anyway. I was certainly in no mood to be in front of the camera this morning but as a photographer I knew how important this image was going to be. This simple portrait will mean so much more as the days go by and my girls continue to grow. I am so thankful to have this time in our lives documented, tired eyes and all.
She's here!! My sweet Emily Rey made her way into the world on Monday at 12:35am, coming in at 7 pounds, 15 ounces and 19 3/4 inches. Her birth story is certainly one for the books... stay tuned for that in her blog feature on my photography page (@crystalleephoto) after her official newborn session next week. You're not going to want to miss this one!! (Three words... unexpected home delivery.) Thank you so much to everyone for being patient with me during this crazy ride. Once we get a little more settled in at home I'll be responding to emails and messages. Until then I'm getting in all of the baby snuggles that I can!! 😁❤️
I know it’s been quiet around here lately... but that’s because I’m expecting a sweet baby girl this month! I’ll be back to taking on full web designs and template customizations in just a few weeks. Thank you so much for your patience!! Here’s just one of my favorite photos from our beach maternity session, done at 34 1/2 weeks. We can't wait to meet you, Emily Rey! 📷: @hannah_ruth_photography
I've been thinking about this post for a few days now and I'm still not quite sure how to put my feelings into words. It feels a little silly to say that a software company changed my life, but it's true. I've been a Showiteer since 2009 and when Showit5 launched in early 2016 I fell in love with the upgrade so much that I created another business designing websites for other creatives on the platform. You guys, I don't win things. Like, ever. So many online communities feel like being back in high school. It's that feeling like you're standing on a table in the middle of the room screaming at the top of your lungs and no one even sees you there because you're not in the cool crowd. To quote Ben Hartley from his moving talk at the United conference, it felt like Showit stood up in front of everyone and said out loud I SEE YOU. And to be seen, to be recognized, and to even be awarded out of thousands in a community that has brought so much joy to my life is a feeling I can't even describe. THANK YOU to everyone at Showit for this incredible honor. This week I got to see the real heart behind your company. I look forward to spending many, many more years using your product and helping others within the community as much as I possibly can. In this season of thanks I want to say that I am thankful for YOU and everything you do. Thank you for seeing, for believing and for changing my life. ❤️ #showitunited2018 #showitunited #showit #showiteer #crystalleedesignstudio #crystalleephotography
🍾🥂 Featured on the blog... @hannah_ruth_photography's custom website design! When Hannah came to me a few months ago and asked for a new website design I was absolutely thrilled to take on the job!! I watched her struggle for so long with trying to get her website looking the way she wanted within the limitations of the platform she was using. With Showit I was able to create her a beautiful custom website design without any coding necessary. ➡️ #hannahruthphotography #crystalleedesignstudio #showiteer #showit #showitdesignpartner #showitdesigner #webdesign #myrtlebeach