I got to practice a little newborn photography this week when I got to photograph this sweet one-week old! It was so fun to be around a REALLY little again. I first met this family through a family shoot earlier in the Fall.
In the age of Covid, it is a matter of course that I wear a mask when I enter a home.
Newborn photography is an honor to be a part of when I have the opportunity. My newborn lifestyle sessions are low-key. I recommend planning on at least two hours for your session, to allow for breaks as baby needs.
In other news, I have started a Caroline Price Tribe group on Facebook– look it up! I would love to grow this group of interested, current, and former clients. #carolinepricetribe on Instagram is also a thing: feel free to tag your session and wedding photos as such!
I’m so grateful. Merry grateful.
It hasn’t been the year we’d expected, and it certainly hasn’t been the year that was planned for.
Even so…..there were weddings….and family sessions. There was school at home and school in-person. Jared has a good job. I’m growing in my photography, both business and skills-wise. The boys are all brilliant and each has their own individual interests.
We see family less often, and always through masks. And church is on TV for now.
Lots of texting and Facebook chatting with friends.
Facebook, I will admit, has become an essential to my social life.
I’ve written less this year than ever, maybe. It’s been a time of quiet introspection, of goal-setting, of dreaming.
And if I am completely real…. It’s been a year of re-immersing myself in therapy. It’s been a year of getting in touch with my anger and triumphantly moving past that anger. The normal moods have been, well, normal. It’s been a year of getting extremely real about life.
It has been the year of the house rehab….a trend still in progress, with paint projects happening in the foyer and family room and kitchen. And soon, the bathroom downstairs.
It was the year of the septum piercing, and the year of the taking out of the septum piercing, and the year re-piercing at home 8 weeks later.
It was the year of the bleached hair, and the buzzed head. The year of the 1-inch “I don’t care” hair look. I may never outgrow that look.
It has been the year of being grateful and somehow, despite everything, cultivating a quiet confidence.
It’s been a year of becoming comfortable in my own skin. I don’t know if 41 is like that universally, but I am done fighting against myself. There are my limits and my strengths. I am learning to play to them.
Happy holidays, everyone.
Samantha and Edwin got married in Lithonia, Georgia on Saturday, November 14, 2020! It was a gorgeous ceremony and a really fun night. It was an honor to photograph their wedding!
So the no-caffeinated coffee experiment lasted for two months.
Honestly, I don’t quite know what I was thinking in thinking I could give it up.
My problem is that I try multiple solutions to multiple problems all at the same time. And then, I can never tell what works and what doesn’t.
Anyway, all this to say, I have started drinking caffeinated coffee again.
And even now, it’s not quite as simple as, “Well, I have started drinking caffeinated coffee again.” I also started the Noom program, to get healthier. I didn’t do these the same day, but still.
My first Noom goal is to up my water intake. I know this is a coffee post and I do drink coffee daily, but I learned a few days ago exactly how off my water intake has been for a really, really long time.
I’ve been silent on the blog for so long and have curated down my posts such that it is hard to think of things to write about. I know I should just take the plunge and write. That’s what this post is about– starting somewhere.
Chandler and Brandon got married on November 7, 2020 at Waco Baptist Church! It was a magical day.
I’ve been mostly hiding for most of the Fall, particularly from the blog.
It wasn’t on purpose. I just re-did my site in September and all of a sudden, I didn’t know how to continue best contributing to the blog.
The nostril and septum and ear cartilage piercings came out in late October. A semi-spontaneous decision, I haven’t looked back on it. I’m developing my Nannie’s jowls and the look didn’t go with the edgy piercing look, I didn’t think, after seeing myself in several zoom calls. I like aging and it’s nice to have a fresh look again.
Photo-business-wise, it’s been a moderately busy Fall, which I am thankful for. I am trying to not give into gear acquisition syndrome at the moment– Jared is right– it means that I need to take more pictures. I need to embrace taking pictures of the day-to-day happenings of our house, no matter how mundane they may seem at the time. 20 years from now, I will be grateful to have the photos.
The truth of it is that I have been depressed, something that isn’t out of the ordinary. I’m on the upside of it now, which is why I can write about it again.
I’ve been scattered, with my attention all over the place. This fall, I looked at three distinctly different career options. All the while, I was actively working to up my photo game. Hopefully, now that my attention span is coming back, I can work in a more focused manner on growing my photo business.
I’ve got several weddings to get up on the blog and a couple of sessions, as well, so look for those in coming weeks.