Sunday, June 13, 2010

i heart faces ~ babies

A couple of weeks ago I had a newborn session with baby Taylor. This is probably one of my favorite photo. With two big brothers, Taylor is certainly the new princess in the house. This family is absolutely precious and it was a great privilege to spend a morning with them.

Friday, June 11, 2010

Why I've been MIA....

I cannot believe it's been two weeks since I posted last. That's ridiculous. But life is absolutely crazy! For starters, I'm getting used to this

My business recently INVESTED in a new MacBookPro. Many of the workshops/classed I've attended have stressed how necessary a Mac is in the photography business. I never understood because as far as I was concerned, I was able to do all I needed to do on my PC.

Well, for Father's Day, Michael got ipad. Obviously he got it a bit early. I knew there was a hold time for ordering and wasn't sure how long it would take. When we went to the store to pick it up, I started visiting with one of the Apple Geeks. He asked if I worked and I mentioned my photography business. Within about 30 seconds I quickly learned WHY photogs need MACs. I left there in amazement. But I went home to research if I could get the Aperature program for my PC, and of course you cannot - because it's an Apple program. After much discussion, my business manager (a.k.a. husband) told me not to hesitate. It's going to be soooo worth it in the end. It will literally save me HOURS of time when it comes to editing!!!

HOWEVER, a new computer like this requires MUCH learning. I've been watching video tutorials over every aspect. I've also begun to take classes at the Apple store. I'm so impressed how Apple really goes the extra mile to train and teach their customers. You definitely have to pay a pretty penny for their products, but I'm already seeing that it's completely worth it!!! It's similar to a vacation at Disney World - it's expensive but WORTH it!!

There have been other events in our lives....
1) the end of school. WOO HOO. We've been to three different award ceremonies and we stand amazed at God's blessing. Kate came out of kindergarten VERY eager for next year. She loved every minute of school - especially the social aspect. She loves being with her "peeps" Connor had a great year as well and we can't say enough about how incredibly blessed we were with his teacher. This year, in second grade, was the first year for the kids to receive an actual number grade and we're pleased to report that he was on the honor roll. Mason also had a fabulous year - and proved so with his TAKS scores. He made a PERFECT score on the math and science portion and only missed ONE on the reading. We knew he was a smart kiddo, but to make a perfect score was really impressive.

2) Kate turned SIX on June 3rd. And we had her party last Sunday. She had a great turnout and a fabulous time with her friends. There will be pictures to post at a later time.

3) On Saturday, I went to the i heart faces photo walk in Dallas. I had a great time and got to meet some amazing women who share my passion. There are several people I've met through the blog world or through i heart faces, and to actually meet them in person was tons of fun!

This weekend we are having a family reunion of sorts here at the house with all of my mom's side of the family. So, I need to go start cooking. Hope y'all have a Fantastic Friday!!!