Yes. It’s February already. haha
Oh, we had such a weird 2016. Didn’t we all? My mother-in-law became ill last year and died just before the holidays. Even when you know something terrible is coming, it doesn’t lessen the blow. And then we found out that she has continued to take care of us by leaving us with her home. Always so generous and loving. We would still prefer to have her here.
So, I’ve been very quiet here. We’ve been sad and moving in this extreme cold weather with the snow. We still have a lot to do, but I have a lot to do here as well.
We have been renting a house over by the mall, and I had a little studio space in there. It wasn’t perfect, but I was sort of making do. As much as it seems like a good thing to be able to have a studio space in your house, I also have two small children, a great dane, and two cats. Now we’re pretty much out of there, but our lease isn’t up until June. So…if you know anyone looking for a small 2-3 bedroom house that allows pets…the management company is fantastic. We have had only good experiences with them and they’re good people.
In our new house, there is no space for me to have a studio. At first I was thinking about paring down to just wedding photography. I love shooting weddings. But, I also wanted to start heading toward some editorial/commercial work and have a space for some fine art projects. SO I need a space. Not to mention, it’s just better to say, “Sure, come to my studio and we’ll chat” than “Sure, let’s go get a coffee”. I would like a more private setting for meeting clients and showing their work. I’m working on that now.
So that’s where I am…where I’ve been. I’m getting back into the swing of things and I’ll get back to writing here more often.
I have a boudoir shoot coming up that I’m excited about and I’ll be doing a stylized session with some wedding vendors in town pretty soon. So I’ll be talking about that in a bit.