The Dog Days of Summer…

I have had the worst case of writer’s block lately.  Seriously, every time that I have tried to start a new post my mind goes blank.  So I decided to not think and to simply let me fingers do the typing and let everything flow out of my brain and onto the world wide web.  I so wish that I was in Vegas at the moment getting hugs from Sue Bryce and listening to that silky, soft & beautiful New Zealand/Aussie accent of hers!  I love her voice and her work…oh her work speaks volumes for itself.  Glamour me anytime Sue!! Anytime! I would love to walk up to Sal Cincotta and say, “Forgetaboutit!” in my faux New York/New Jersey accent and trust me he would laugh not because it was good and would give me a few tips perhaps!!  Alas, I will see these two again sooner rather than later!  Also, a huge shout out to Lindsay Adler (I adore this chick and thank her for opening my eyes to not be afraid to utilize my creativity), The Boudoir Divas & Zach & Jody Gray as they have spoken and are speaking in Vegas at WPPI-U as well.  These Photographers are truly amazing, talented, motivating, inspiring and 100% real and they have helped me SO much throughout my journey as a Photographer. I admire them, as well as their work, and I always wish them continued success.  On another note, I would so love to raid Marissa, Kimberlee & Jody’s closets if I could wear their size but I have too much junk in my trunk! 😀

So I am finishing up my new website and my re-brand. FINALLY!!  It is about ME and is a lot more personal but it truly shows my style in many aspects besides photography!! Yes I am using my name and incorporating everything that I love all rolled into one!  I do not want to spill the beans or give away too much–I must have a cliffhanger like a Friday episode of General Hospital–but I hope to launch my new site this month, if not at the beginning of September.  Wish me luck as I have done all of this by myself with the amazing help of a very talented artist named Kristina Williams!  She completely understood my vision, my style and the direction that I wanted and that I am going in and she executed it with such ease and beauty.  I am so thankful for her.  I got a chance to visit with Kristina before her move to San Antonio and capturing her behind my lens was a grand time! 😀 Seriously!!! I had a blast even though I was attacked by fire ants (my ankle turned into a cankle and is still slightly swollen) and I got bitten by a spider twice!! Did I mention I am allergic to spiders?! Yeah!!!!  It was all worth it and I wanted to share this beautiful image of her!  I made clean edits and this is NOT processed in Photoshop! She is absolutely gorgeous and her beau is one lucky fellow as she is smart, beautiful, talented, hilarious and can burp just like me!! She is good!  I cannot wait to post my session of Kristina on my new site soon!!  She is my own personal Disney Princess! 😉Kristina is an amazing artist who will do great things with her life...perhaps work for Disney!

Some may think that I am crazy for doing my own re-brand but hey I like IT related things, building something and making it mine and knowing that I did it myself.  I created this blogsite all by myself and will be launching another one soon.  As the late Walt Disney once said, “It’s kind of fun to do the impossible.”  I will continue to do just that because anything in life is possible if we set our minds to it.  Never give up, always keep going and moving forward and have faith and know that good things will come your way tenfold.  I have to end this post with a few images of a funny & beautiful family who just added a lovely little boy to their family!  I am still ever so excited for the Woods family on the addition of little GQ, on Mom’s birthday nonetheless!! I hope that everyone is still doing great and that life is continuing to treat you guys grand!!  Julie, you are absolutely gorgeous–regardless if you are pregnant or not.

 I hope that you all have a great week and I plan on blogging more about the dog days of Summer and hopefully some of those posts will be on my new site!! 😀 Until then!! XoRo
“As you walk down the fairway of life you must smell the roses, for you only get to play one round.” ~Ben Hogan~
These two sisters were so excited to know they were getting a baby brother!This is one funny, loving & amazingly great family!  Mom had a beautiful baby bump!I love capturing a mother to be in her true essence and beauty and simply showcasing her beauty and her bump!  This mommy is gorgeous!

What’s your blog romance?

Lately I have been…well…lazy busy and my blog has been neglected.  All things aside, I have been busy!  BUT…I have not had the time, energy nor drive to blog lately and as my eyes grow tired as I type this, I must address my bad blog romance.  Lately when I hear Lady Gaga’s song “Bad Romance” I only hear in my head “Blog Romance!”  I guess anything and everything is reminding me that I am having a bad blog romance!  So with that thought I decided to show a little blog love, even if it is just a post about me rambling!  😉  What is your blog romance?  Are you as dedicated as Jasmine Star?  Hmmm….maybe, maybe not! :-/ Even Jasmine says it is hard to blog everyday.  Basically, there are no excuses–even if I am blogging this post instead of sleeping! 😉

“Life is full of beauty.  Notice it.  Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” {Ashley Smith}

Nikki is an awesome crafter and she loves her work, so I wanted to incorporate a little bit of her family with her craft.  Since her husband and sons were not able to make it to the session, I asked her how she felt about letting them each put their hand print on her belly–with paint! 😉  She was completely down and  I love how this turned out; they were all connected.

What's your blog romance?

Lately I have been…well…lazy busy and my blog has been neglected.  All things aside, I have been busy!  BUT…I have not had the time, energy nor drive to blog lately and as my eyes grow tired as I type this, I must address my bad blog romance.  Lately when I hear Lady Gaga’s song “Bad Romance” I only hear in my head “Blog Romance!”  I guess anything and everything is reminding me that I am having a bad blog romance!  So with that thought I decided to show a little blog love, even if it is just a post about me rambling!  😉  What is your blog romance?  Are you as dedicated as Jasmine Star?  Hmmm….maybe, maybe not! :-/ Even Jasmine says it is hard to blog everyday.  Basically, there are no excuses–even if I am blogging this post instead of sleeping! 😉

“Life is full of beauty.  Notice it.  Notice the bumble bee, the small child, and the smiling faces. Smell the rain, and feel the wind. Live your life to the fullest potential, and fight for your dreams.” {Ashley Smith}

Nikki is an awesome crafter and she loves her work, so I wanted to incorporate a little bit of her family with her craft.  Since her husband and sons were not able to make it to the session, I asked her how she felt about letting them each put their hand print on her belly–with paint! 😉  She was completely down and  I love how this turned out; they were all connected.