I’m afraid to look at the thermostat, because I don’t want to know what the temperature is in my house right now. Safe to say, I’ve got some AC blasting to deal with our latest heatwave, and I’m practically glued to my desk, editing wedding after wedding after wedding this summer. Oh, and this one too. Blogging has taken a bit of a backseat lately, but I’m determined to catch up. Which will be a little funny, because next in my queue is this lovely winter engagement session. You guys surely remember Sara & Joel’s North Idaho elopement on Leap Day, right? Yeah…I’m a bit behind. Oh, and I just realized I never blogged the film photos from our trip to Barbados last winter.
So, here’s a promise to get back on the blogging train in August. I’ve got way too much good stuff I want to share with you!
I’ve been doing this blog thing for…long enough to know more people than just my mama read what I write (hi mom!!!). But I don’t know much else about you out there in the internet. I thought about asking you all to comment, or say what you want, but I know those kind of questions can be overwhelming. So I put together a quick survey and if you’ve got 5 minutes or so, could you fill it out for me?
You can find the survey RIGHT HERE It’ll be available for a next couple weeks, and it’s completely anonymous (unless you want to tell me who you are), and if you guys leave me funny answers, I’ll probably end up blogging them. You’ve been warned. ;)
Photo from Smith Rock State Park in Oregon. I’ll be blogging this next week.
Position now closed. Thank you to all who applied.
Open Position: 2016 Photography Intern/Assistant
As wedding season is about to ramp up, I am looking for an intern/assistant for the summer season. This is a paid, mostly non-shooting position, where you’ll be assisting me at weddings, but there is some opportunity for you to shoot, if you so desire.
This position is seasonal, running from June-October (exact dates TBD), and is great for anyone looking to get into wedding photography, or who wants to see what it takes to run your own photography business.
I am looking for someone who is:
— Professional, personable, and well spoken.
— Responsible and punctual.
— Available most Saturdays and some weekdays or weeknights.
— Able to carry 20-40 lbs easily, and for long periods of time.
— Can commit to 5-10 hours/week, depending on schedule, which will be discussed in advance.
— Have reliable transportation.
— Be able to have fun! Weddings are great. They’re hard work, but it’s one of the most exciting days of a couples’ life.
Pay is $10/hour, and there may be some travel opportunities available. You do NOT have to be interested in wedding photography for this position, but this is a great position for someone interested in weddings, photography, or owning a small business. Shooting is 100% optional. You should like cake. ;)
Email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with the subject “2016 Assistant”. Include a cover letter stating why you’re interested in the position, your resume, and at least 2 references. Applications are being accepted through March 31st.
Everything slows down for me in the winter. With the holidays over, I spend a lot of time catching up on the things I’ve ignored during the busy season.
This month I’ve been doing a lot of work behind the scenes, the un-glamorous stuff behind owning a business. Like getting ready to file my taxes, and updating paperwork, or website code. I’m doing all the things that have been on my “to do” list for months, but haven’t gotten done because they’re boring or tedious.
I’ve also just been spending less time working, and more time doing real life stuff. I’ve read a couple books. We’ve just finished our first set of puppy classes with Shadow, who is becoming a sweeter, and more well behaved dog by the day. Some days, I think this pup will never be well mannered – like when he ate part of my slipper earlier this week – but then I think back to the day we adopted him* and I barely even recognize the dog he’s become.
We even had time over the weekend to do a quick (hahaha!) bathroom makeover, which still took us more time that we thought, but it was nice to have an entire weekend to work on.
Anyway, I still have lots of blogging to catch up on (like sharing a few weddings and sessions), but I’m taking a little time to breathe between meeting with prospective 2016 and 2017 clients and working on the back end here.
*I get questions a lot about where we got our four legged cuties. Lola was adopted in 2010 from Purrfect Pals, and Shadow was adopted in 2015 from Mikey’s Chance. Both are fantastic rescue organizations, and we’ve been thrilled with our furry family members. <3
I’m in “recovery” mode today after a long weekend at the Spokane Bridal Festival. It’s a huge event, and so overwhelming for me. BUT I get to meet all of you lovely, lovely, people. If, like me, you’re slowly going through all the stuff you collected at the show, I’d love for you to poke around and check out the site. Above, you’ll find some of my favorite images in the portfolio links. If you scroll through the blog, you’ll also get an idea of what an engagement session or wedding day is like with me. Lastly, I encourage you to check out my Tips for Clients posts. Those posts are full of great stuff that will help you plan your wedding.
If we got a chance to talk at the show – or you got to chat with my husband – I first want to say THANK YOU. Each one of you had a fun, lovely, story. One couple got engaged on Saturday, and was at the show on Sunday! Whoa!! A few of you were really overwhelmed by the show. Remember to take it all in, but only keep those ideas that work for the two of you. Weddings are great, because they’re a celebration of your love, not what’s trending on Pinterest. <3
Anyway, if you’d like more information about wedding packages, please click that “contact us” button above, and send me a little email. That gets you in my notes, because there are a lot of popular days that are going to be booked in the next couple weeks, and I’d be bummed if you didn’t get a chance to chat with me more, and check out my albums in better detail, before then.
It’s been nearly three years since I became a vendor on Apple Brides, and I finally sat down to update some of my information on the site. But, it’s such good stuff (and it took me FOREVER to write it!), that I wanted to share it with you here too.
I talk about how I became a photographer, what draws me to weddings, and most importantly, what my dream wedding couple is like. Spoiler alert: it’s not about the details! :)
You can check out the full interview here, and while you’re there, see some beautiful Inland Northwest weddings.