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Snapping – New Church?

Its been a busy week snapping photos, organizing work… placing orders… keeping a home.
I try hard to balance my business and family life well. I have been in the place of taking on to much work and feeling burned out creatively…

I have been in the place where I can’t function as a mom because I am to preoccupied with my career. While at times it doesn’t feel like a career… more so a need… something I have to do to help make our bills… it really is a career and something I work hard at.


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Thankful for the ability to have a flexible job.

With hours I choose.

I really have lots to be thankful for and being a photographer is one of those things I am thankful for.

Hope everyone is having a beautiful Sunday.

ED9A3545Today we have to attend a new church. Well, don’t HAVE too… but are having to choose to do so.

The current church we attend no longer offers evening worship. I remember when I was a Pastors Wife I very much disliked evening worship. Sounds terrible when I say it out loud :) – but after wednesday bible study, ladies bible study, church events on the weekend and normal church service/sunday school… the idea of one more service exhausted me. I don’t think evening worship is something every church should offer. Not having it opens the church up with the ability to reach out to their neighbors on a sunday evening more so than they would in church again. It gives leadership a break. There a pros to it.

For those however with jobs like my husbands. Jobs that you truly have no control over “having sunday off…” you depend on finding a church that offers those types of services. Travis will only have Sunday’s off every 6 mo. or so… So I guess the next month he will have Sundays off will be close to thanksgiving. :-\ – yeah, its a longggg while.

We debated for a while what to do. If I should just attend our current church with the boys and Travis do something else on his own… but we knew we had to do this together. Worship as a family.

So tonight we attend a new church. With some friends actually… and you know, it will be ok.

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We will miss our Pastor and the familiar feel to the church we have been at the last 2 1/2 years… but this is a season we are in and we have to do what is best for our family. I do hope to still be involved with our current church… helping when I can with photography and still being involved with our sunday school and friends there.

I think what makes this decision so hard though is the fact that our current church did so much for us. When our church back in NC kicked us to the curb, asking my husband to resign because he “wore jeans…” or “preached hard messages…” First Baptist Woodstock took us in, gave us a home… loved on us… and helped us heal. No matter where we move… where we go to church, First Baptist will always be a home to us and our family.

Not for us sadly…

Well… I got a little update on the house situation. Sadly the one we were looking at wont work out. It was a bit of an oversight on our part… but in short, the idea of having 4 teenagers in the size home it was, just wasnt wise… we would out grow it way toContinue Reading

Don’t do this before a Labor

SO! this morning at like 6:30am I got a phone call from THIS LADY. Ok ok.. ill post her pic here 2, for those who are to lazy to go to that link :) Isn’t she stunning?! Ok, so I photographed her maternity portraits about a month ago… and she then asked me to photographContinue Reading

Studio Days Over?

If you read yesterdays post you may of seen some nursery photographs in it. As you can see… I nested this morning and changed things up a bit… I kept looking at this room thinking how much I disliked having the crib shoved in the corner… I had it where the bed is now (futon,Continue Reading

Another place I blog

I pushed this site a few weeks ago but people had trouble logging in. Just so you know BD is up and running!I am one of the writers for this site in the Photography Portion.Its called Photo Bliss :-) BD Photo Bliss is full of fun photography ideas, help, videos, walk throughs, etc… Its aContinue Reading

::sign…:: another investment

Its very frustrating to me when people say they will be there to fix a problem… then dont show and dont call… I find it very unprofessional.  I wont get into the details of it all… but after putting up with this for over a year we have finally decided to invest in our ownContinue Reading

Baby Kara

I went to the church this morning to upload some photos from yesterdays shoot. (our internet is still on the fritz… it will let me check my email sometimes.. but it wont let me upload photos) This baby though was so so cute. Shes 8 weeks old. Had the most adorable hair ever. I prayContinue Reading

1st time using Fleece -Dinah Debute

Ok the internet is working for like 5 minutes at the house. Its in and out tho and my connection keeps timing out.. I did manage to upload these. W/ my indoor shoots I normally use this polyester material I got at a fabric store for black backdrops… its nice and doesnt wrinkle.. the onlyContinue Reading

AM Shoot

Did anyone notice the word in that above photo? I didnt place that purposely! It made me laugh when I saw it at home. Now how funny is this… Those twins were 6 months old… not old enough to sit up on their own.. so we propped them in a wheel barrel :-) The lilContinue Reading

Fabrics

*Precious post was deleted … I took the advice of my friend Jaymi and didnt want any weirdo’s taking my words incorrectly :-)* My mom got me this apron! How cute is that.. We went to Hancocks Fabric to grab some materials for a newborn shoot I have Friday… and while there we saw thisContinue Reading