The Story of Us

The Story of Us

Monday, August 27, 2012

Photos, Promotions and More...

This week has been absolutely insane with photo shoots.From Friday the 17th to Friday the 24th I have had 7 shoots. Yup everyday and thats not counting the week before that or the week I have coming up. It has been so busy with Seniors and last minute family's and other spur of the moment shoots. The week before that it had rained a few days so I had to reschedule a few shoots and so it just all stacked up into like two weeks. I am not complaining! Seniors are by far my favorite and mixed in with a few newborns I have really enjoyed shooting pics this summer! It has definitely got a little crazy in the past few weeks but I am not complaining. This is why I love photography and i love coming home from a senior or baby shoot and can't wait to look at the pictures and have to edit a few right then so I can stick them on facebook so everyone can see. I have been debating back and forth for awhile now on wether or not to blog about photo stories like I used to and since so much is done on facebook and clients really love that I have just been posting on there since it is quicker and much easier. But if I have time I will post more on here too. But for now here is the link ot my business page where all the photo activity has been going on... please "thumbs up" and like it for me, I need to get my name out in the Muskegon area and I love getting new likes and knowing that people are looking at my page, it makes it all worth while at the end of crazy days or weeks when someone stops me or lets me know how beautiful they think a picture turned out or how much they love seeing me post even if I don't know it. I really appreciate all the friends and family support.

On another note I got a promotion at work. I now have an official title of the Competitive Team Director for the gymnastics program. My other love besides photography would be gymnastics, whether it be judging for MHSAA or coaching my girls. I can't even think about leaving them now that I have been there for 3 years and have become attached so many. I love being able to share in their triumphs and take them to meets and just helping them grow. I look forward to starting a high school team and being there with the girls for many years to come. Sometimes in Ben and I troubles I think that I should leave and get a better job that pays more, but then I know it won't be as fulfilling and I wont be making impressions on my girls and helping them grow. Sure I hate working late and missing dinner with Ben some nights but I hope that I am making a difference and at the end of the day its worth it.

Okay last paragraph. Yesterday we had so much fun being able to spend time with Ben's niece and nephew and we are thankful they were able to come to the beach and spend time with us.  They had a blast riding with Ben on the sea-doo and hanging out while I sat on the beach blowing my nose. (seriously, again!) My non stop work days have caught up to me again and I am spending today catching up on pictures and resting. Well I haven't really rested yet. I did stalk Ben again today on his job. Thats a different story but sometimes I try and catch him on route at certain places and its fun being secretive since we can't talk to each other :)  Its fun to see him though. Anyways I got side tracked and here are some pictures from the kids at the beach yesterday and also a link to my photography page.

First time Campers

Okay so we really aren't first time campers. Ben and I both grew up camping with our families and I have no idea why it has taken us so long to actually go camping together! It's insane really, since we both love it. Well last weekend the opportunity presented itself when we went with some friends for the combined bachelor/bachelorette party. We almost didn't go and I am so glad we did, I think Ben is too. We both had long weeks but I hadn't booked those days knowing it was on the calendar and we needed to get away and do something together and spend some time with friends. So we woke up early Saturday morning and went on a camping shopping spree. Literally. We had nothing so we had to get a lot, but it ended up being perfect since it is the end of the season and we hit a lot of great clearances. Really we didn't buy everything just a few things like a tent, light and some chairs.We had really fun shopping and picking out things together and it was a fun morning. Once we packed up and headed out we got to the site and since we were running late we didn't unpack just changed and headed down to the river to go tubing. It was a tad bit cold but when we floated in the sun it wasn't bad, just glad we did the two hour trip instead of 4!  After that Ben and I got to set up our camp, it was really fun and like I mentioned before we didn't have a lot to do but just spending time together and knowing its an activity we will do for many years to come makes it exciting. We made dinner, well Ben did and then burned himself pretty bad on the grill but it was a wonderful dinner and just relaxing to sit around the campfire with friends and just chill out. Unfortunately I forgot to take like any pictures, I just took one on my phone. We have a few from my waterproof camera of us tubing on the river but I forgot to snap some of our setup. So heres what I got. I am so glad Ben and I finally got a chance to do this and we are already talking about the next time we should go camping! I can't wait!

Saturday, August 11, 2012

The Forgotten

I feel like I had so many stories to write about and now I can't think of them. Oh well. The past two weekends in July we had my brother and kids up which was super fun since we don't get to see my nieces very often. We all had a big summer birthday celebration for all the summer birthdays and spent the weekends on the beach. Nice time for Ben and I just to relax and go down there to hang out.  We have had a few nights out to spend with friends too which has been fun. This past week and now this coming week I am literally booked everyday for pictures for Seniors or Familes so its definitely getting crazier and the rain isn't helping. I have had to re schedule two shoots already and now Monday isn't looking good for weather either so might have to move that day as well. I have been picking up extra hours at the gym too and preparing for the upcoming gymnastics season. Lots going on, oh yeah and basically every night is spent at home watching the Olympics with Ben. We are down to only having like 10 saved on the DVR at once lol which is a ton but we are slowing getting there. I am at least through gymnastics and even though I ended up getting a few spoils from facebook, which is also why I haven't been on there because I didn't want things ruined so I have been trying to stay off the computer as much as possible. Other then that nothing new going on.