Oh hey there! A post that’s NOT about my son! Slowly but surely folks, I’m getting my groove back! And on that note, I wanted to share with all of you a few recent features along with a few housekeeping items to know about:
Right before I had Dean, I was contacted by my good friend and photography mentor, Melissa Jill. Melissa asked if I’d be willing to be featured as part of her new series on alums of her workshop called “Where Are They Now?” OF COURSE I WOULD! I’ve told Melissa many times that her workshop changed my life (seriously, it did!) and I was happy to gush for her about what I learned but, most importantly, the INCREDIBLE relationships I fostered as a result of those two days in Arizona back in 2009. If you’re a photographer in your first year or two of business, I promise you Melissa’s workshop would be a wonderful investment for you in the new year! She is the real deal and a wonderful person who just so happens to be a talented photographer and savvy business woman. You can read my interview with her here:
After I shared Dean’s birth story, I was contacted by my Colorado friend and fellow photographer Dawn. She recently launched a new online venture called The Poppy Cat, dedicated to birth/newborn and family photography (and named as such after her DARLING daughter, Poppy). Her site also shares insights from mamas out there on the ups and downs of parenting, and Dawn asked if she could feature my birth story. I was honored! You can see that feature here:
It was also fun to see myself tagged on Twitter by the editor of Dwell Studio’s blog, Christiane Lemieux. Christiane and her blogging team had discovered me raving about the Dwell rug we picked up in styling Dean’s nursery (a rug I still adore every time I walk in that room!) and featured my nursery entry over on The Studio Blog. Thanks Dwell team! You can revisit that entry on her blog here:
And finally, the last “cherry on top” to my blog overall, a unique way to view my entries! Ryan from 2nd Street Creative has set it up so you can view the blog through the standard, linear view or the new awesome editorial view. To toggle between the two layouts, just point your browser to the area circled below:
Also, because some people have asked, you may have noticed that certain blog entries of mine (What I’m Loving and Wedding Stories, for example) no longer allow users to comment within the blog. I had to make a difficult decision to forgo comments on these features so I could add the unique, custom stylization to them. Given how much I love the new look of my blog, I know it’s worth the trade-off, but by all means, since I share all my blog entries on Facebook, I’d appreciate if you still kept leaving some love on these entries over there! Find me on Facebook if we’re not already friends — here is my personal page and my photography page.