Sam & Mommy, Gone Fishing

There was quite a bit of discussion trying to decide on the perfect location for Sam's 6 year pictures. After photographing five years worth of photo shoots, you can say we've burned through quite a few ideas already! Then Erica thought of her uncle's land, complete with a lake, dock, and canoe. I'm ALWAYS excited for a new spot to explore and I was not disappointed. You guys, it was like a dream. The sun was peeking through the trees, making sparkles come to life in the lake and casting that perfect photographer's light over the entire scene. 

As always, Erica had some fun ideas in mind, but mostly we just let Sam have fun fishing! It's something he enjoys doing anyway so it was easy to get him on board. While he and his grandpa got the canoe out I took a few shots of just Erica. This was a little extra something fun because we just so happen to both be lip bosses! In fact, she's my SeneGence upline and the one who introduced me to LipSense. Another reason I love this gal! I met Erica six years ago when she hired me for Sam's newborn pictures, but over the last year I've really gotten to know her better. She's an absolutely beautiful person, inside and out, a great mama to her little bear, and one of the most generous and giving people I've ever met.

All of that being said, it goes without saying that I am super excited to share the highlights from Sam and Erica's lakeside photo shoot!  

What I've Been Up To

Just a little bit about what I've been up to!

So I usually send my son Bennett to the sitter 2 days a week so I can focus entirely on my business for those 2 days. Sometimes it's shooting or editing a session, making phone calls or sending emails, designing products, meeting with clients for consultations or to place an order with the lab, writing blogs, posting sneak peeks, and then there's the paperwork, taxes, billing, and the list goes on. The point is...there is a lot involved in running a business! And now that I'm 30 weeks into a high risk pregnancy with baby number 2, I'm also having to go to doctors appointments every. single. week.

This week I sent my baby to daycare FOUR days in a row (this is the last day), and I miss him SO much. I can't wait to spend the whole day with him tomorrow! That being said, it's been really nice to have time to get some work accomplished. I want to thank my amazing clients for being patient with me while I've been working on their pictures. 

I love that I have my own business and can (sometimes) work from home while I take care of Bennett. But it's just not realistic all the time.  My photography business is extremely important to me as well and I'm so proud of what I've built so far. I only want to continue improving in all aspects of what I do! It can be a balancing act, going between business owner and mommy, but it's one that is definitely worth it to me!