I blogged…

Guys, I don’t want to confess this… but it’s literally been almost 8 months since I last blogged.  Since I work from home I feel like prioritizing is a daily struggle — However, I’m sure this is true for working mama’s as well!

Do I try to keep up with the housework?? (Although, I feel like I just maintain a healthy level of chaos over here: not completely clean but not a complete disaster either.)  Or do I make sure that I’m on top of social media posts and blogging while still keeping up with the daily emailing clients back and forth, setting up consultations/sessions and let’s not forget the actual sessions themselves, ordering product, and delivering it to my clients.

Never mind the constant pressure (it feels) from social media to maintain absolute perfection.  Perfect photos, perfect Instagram feed/ Facebook feed.  Post what will interest people to gain interaction so the people who like your page will have the opportunity to actually see your photos you post.  But don’t post on 2 pm on a Wednesday because according to Facebook that isn’t an ideal time to get interaction.  (<—- no idea if that time actually isn’t ideal.  I refuse to do the research or obsess about posting times… with three kids, ain’t nobody got time for that.)  Don’t post too much personal content to your social media accounts… but post some that your potential clients get to know you a bit more and see you rather than just your brand.

I feel like most days I have been spinning in circles between keeping my younger two entertained while I try to finally sit down and edit that last session.  But, oh crap!  It’s 3pm and I still haven’t figured out what’s for dinner…

If you’ve lasted this long into this blog post, Lord bless ya!  I have no idea what the answer is to maintaining the perfect balance between working from home (which I absolutely love to do) and managing life….

But for today… I blogged.

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Bachert Sneak Peek {Lewistown, Pa} Family Photographer

This beautiful family came into my life just a little over a year ago. I can’t even begin to describe how incredibly blessed my family is just by knowing them. From Adam spending a Saturday with my husband helping hang drywall, or dropping off a meal for us when we were having a difficult few weeks, to Alexis sneaking coffee and donuts on our doorstep on a rough day…

Thank you for your friendship, sweet friends. It’d be pretty lonely doing life without you.

Enjoy your sneak peek! ❤

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Hostler Sneak Peek {Lewistown, Pa} Family Photographer

One day while I was out for a run, I saw this beautiful barn and property and I thought to myself, “self: you should stop by sometime and ask to take pictures there because it is GORGEOUS!”  I never got around to stopping….

Fast forward several months later and I met this beautiful family and we were discussing locations for their upcoming session.  We got to talking about Casey’s parents property and, would you believe… it was the property I was wanting to take photos at!!  And seriously, ya’ll….. the location did not disappoint!

Check out this seriously adorable session!  And William rocked it!

Thanks so much you guys!  I had an amazing time!

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Zimmerman Sneak Peek {Port Royal, Pa} Family Photographer

Y’all… I have been dying to share these photos with you all!!!

This gorgeous family came all the way from Maryland for their family session!  Talk about pressure! 😉

We had a beautiful (albeit hot) day for our session.  The sunlight was AMAAAAAZING! Maddie was a gem!  The outfits were on point!  Seriously, everything was perfection!  Y’all made my job so easy!

One of my most favorite things about my job is that when I first meet a client to discuss their upcoming session they are strangers but by the time we finish photographing their session, we are friends.  I just love it!!! ❤

Thanks so much for trusting me to capture your beautiful family.  I had an amazing time! ❤

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Mommy & Me Limited Edition Sessions {Lewistown, Pa} Photographer

Calling all Mamas out there!!!  Let’s be honest for a moment.  Aside from “selfies” from your cell phone… when was the last time you were in a photo with your kiddos?  A few months… over a year?

Seriously, figure it out for a moment… I’ll wait.

Now, when was the last time you’ve actually printed out one of those photos?  Has it been even longer?  My guess is it probably has been.

There are two things I’ve been discovering over the last few years since I began my own business.  Women are very self conscious about being in front of the camera.  And don’t get me wrong… I understand that.  But if you knew how many times I’ve heard “after I lose some weight”…

Let me tell you something…

Your kids don’t care what your pant size is… they want you in those memories with them.  Here is a FANTASTIC blog post from another photographer about just this.

The other thing I’m discovering: people rarely print their photos.  It gets put in a drawer and on their to do list.  Sometimes it happens but more than likely, it doesn’t.  More often than not, the photos end up on Facebook wall and Instagram feed but not on the walls of your home.

Ladies, we have got to start doing better at this.  We need to make a conscious effort to get in those photos with our children AND we need to print those memories.

Twenty years from now… do you want to be showing your kids photos on your Facebook wall or on the walls of your home? 

Mommy & Me LI Session 2016❤ I’m so excited to be offering these sessions again this year. Email me to book your appointment!  ❤

Creative fee includes:

20 minute session

In-person viewing of your gallery within 3 weeks

3 – 8×10’s of your choice

3 watermarked, web-ready images for social media use

Necklace with your choice of image (see image below)

Option to purchase more prints and products

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Back to School Mini Sessions {Central, Pa} Children’s Photographer

I cannot believe it is time for the kids to head back to school!  Where has the summer gone?!  I’m so excited to be offering Back to School Minis this year!  This can be for kids any age, but seriously, how adorable is this for the kids going to preschool or kindergarten!  ❤ These minis are coming up soon so email me as soon as possible to get on the schedule!  (More mini info at the bottom of this post.)

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Reinford Sneak Peek {Mifflintown, Pa} Family Photographer

Dara’s mom, Paula, is an AMAZING local photographer — she did my maternity pictures when I was pregnant with our youngest daughter.  So what an honor and privilege it was to be able to photograph her daughter’s family (and a little nerve wracking too! lol!)  I had such a blast photographing this beautiful family! Enjoy the sneak peek below!!! ❤

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