WOW. What a month. God sure has opened doors and I am hanging on for dear life as He takes me on this journey. Here is a recap of my last month....in pictures of course. :0)
First, Car had a soccer tournament (plus another 800+ games since then...just kidding. It just feels like 800). Turns out she's becoming quite a soccer player. So fun to watch and she's really a natural.
Then I took my girls to a beautiful rose garden at the art center to get some "school pictures" ('cuz....remember....I'm cheap and If I'm gonna buy a picture it can't be the same old posed shot. I know. I'm weird like that). It was fun....and I really don't care what you think....my girls could be SUPER MODELS. I'm totally just sayin'.
Mark's baby sister Makaela ~ Age 9
BTW ~ We have a lot of fun on shoots. Catching someone laughing or being themselves is my number one goal.
After school pics of my own kiddos, I took senior pictures for an amazing, creative, funny, sweet and talented girl named Jennifer. I sooooo totally love her red hair....
Then came Steven. My first "guy" senior. For whatever reason I get the girls and not many guys. BUT....Steven was the first and now they are knocking down my door. Ok....not literally, but I do have a few more scheduled! :0)
After Steven came Drew...another guy and a REFERRAL to boot! WHOO HOO for "cheerleader" customers! Working on how to reward customers who give referrals....that's not the fun part of this biz, but it's something I've got to figure out. Drew is a senior offensive lineman. Big kid who's mom said he was grumpy the day I came over. Their land is gorgeous and Drew turned out to be a great kid and a genuinely nice guy. THANKS FOR THE REFERRAL DEB!!! You da best, baby!
I'm exhausted just putting all that together! In the midst of all of this work, I ran my "regular" life too (you know....on top of my supergirl life)....wife, mom, full time job, running a business, soccer games, soccer practices, homework, sleep (not enough btw), hosting a small group of 12 and on and on. I am NOT complaining. I will miss my camera this winter since I don't have/want a studio and things slow down a lot so the work now is very much appreciated. I have in the next three weeks 4 more seniors and 3 families booked. And as long as the weather holds up, I'll keep booking them.
Thank you, God, for your constant provision and leading the way. Your path clearing is exhausting, but the results of hanging on to You for dear life are well worth it.