Friday, August 2, 2013

It's Been A While

Call it burn out from social media overload and combine that with a whole lot of life’s busy-ness and you will understand why I have been away from my blog for so long. I guess I just needed to Live Life Creatively for a while without the pressure of having to share it with the world. Recently, our family took a trip to the keys...a family first and I loved how relaxing a vacation it was. Here is one of many self portraits I took while in Marathon.

So what have I been up to? A hectic senior year with our youngest daughter filled with activities. Keeping up with our other college girl. Accomplishing one of my New Year’s resolutions by not only learning, but switching over to Lightroom 4 for all of my photo organization and editing. Yeah, I still use photoshop for the REALLY creative stuff and in-depth retouching, but I have to admit that despite the steep learning curve, I am starting to enjoy using Lightroom. And I have to give Kim Klassen most of the credit. I took her Round Trip class and it gave me the jump start that I needed.

Professionally, I have still been doing some graphics work while working even harder to develop the photography end of my business. This includes all the work in putting together marketing materials, a website, pricelists and much more, all while continuing to educate myself to become an even better photographer. I am finding a great creative thrill and challenge getting to combine my artistic side with the world of photography. And on the design end, I am creating my own advertising and plenty of photography custom templates for mini albums, cards and more which I hope to start selling soon.

Wanna check out my photography website? Click here, then explore! Be sure to sign my guestbook while you are there. And if you live in the local area, call me if you would like to do a photo shoot. It is never to early to get started on those family Christmas cards!!! Or call my studio at 321.243.3051.

It is good to be returning to a familiar place where I can