The past 5 years have represented many changes in my life. And, as life should have it, I know 2013 will be filled with many more. Some that we can plan for, and some that we can't. But, I am really looking forward to 2013.
Just over a year ago - I started this photography journey. It has been a excellent way for me to develop a different side of myself. And with that, I stumbled into this writing that is turned into my own type of therapy. I love writing. I love sharing the challenges of parenting and living, and rejoicing in all of the everyday blessings that are so powerful. It is the little things that make life worth living - they are why we do what we do. We love and connect with people - our friends, families, strangers. We share joy and sorrow - we empathize, together. That is what makes us human. I want to celebrate more of those connections.
photo credit Chris Bland
This year, in the quickly approaching 2013, my focus is connecting. I love the connection I have found from the past that has come to bless me this year, and every upcoming year for the rest of my life. This is developing through my engagement and wedding planning... but most importantly, life planning. In my personal life, I get to share wedding planning and many, many more stories of my baby boy that is quickly turning into a little man.
I love the connections I have made with new families and clients and I look forward to the many more that I will meet and the continued experiences I will get to share with the clients that call me to capture their life. For Life, Love & Lemons Photography, I will be opening a studio! It isn't all mine - I am sharing it with a wonderful and ambitious young lady, Abby, that I happened to connect with through taking her family pictures. She is opening a baby boutique, Knee High to a Grasshopper - and I will be sharing some space with her. I am really looking forward to the expansion of my business and the many, many new faces I will meet along the way. Click on the logo to take you to her FB business page - like and share! ;)
I will be selling some of my painted furniture within her store as well. I am SO excited to be able to dedicate some time to this side of my creativity. I have 6 pieces I am working on now for the store... a few for sale and a few for display.
My website. I was ready for a face lift - so, I made a few changes to bring in the new year. My Gallery has finally been updated! It is great to say that I have been so busy that my gallery was not reflecting my most recent work. And, now it does. I still have some updating to do - but, I have started and feel proud to display all of my beautiful clients. Same layout, but different, yet kindof the same color scheme. And, the linen vintage fabric look is a great representation of another new avenue I am working into....
Vintage Rentals. I don't know what this scope is totally yet, but I have a lot of old stuff. And, I have an addiction to keep buying so - I thought I might as well rent it out! I will have different pieces that can be rented for events: Parties, Baby and Bridal Showers, Weddings, etc. A big investment I have been making is in China :) I have almost 250 complete table settings available for rent. This will include silverware and napkins, dinner plates and salad bowls, teacups and dessert plates. It is my newest love and addiction. I will be working to get my own rental gallery online for viewing and rental. The hard part is the name... I want it to be connected to my lemon theme but still have a name for itself... So, I will be kicking that around.
This busy wonderful life never ceases to amaze me. It is full of new exciting experiences, the planned and unplanned! The best part is - I know that wherever I (we, John, Brayden, and I) end up - we are exactly where we are suppose to be. There is always a plan that is bigger than our own, and I know there are great things in-store for us in 2013.
Bring on the new and meaningful connections of 2013! May you all have a happy and safe New Years Eve and New Years Day. God bless!