The Viewfinder: July 2013

An incredibly novel thing is happening as I type this: I’m on my way home from a wonderfully whirlwind weekend of weddings (my 11th grade English teacher would be so proud of all that alliteration) and I’m getting work done. Normally I’m the one in the driver’s seat, sipping on black coffee and singing along with the love of my life, John Mayer, but this weekend was different. This time, my absolutely incredible parents volunteered to drive me and my right-hand woman of the weekend, Alison, through the night from Saturday’s wedding outside of Philly to Sunday’s wedding in Buffalo, NY and then all the way back home. I still find myself at a loss for a good reason why they might have done this except for the fact that they are amazing humans who must love and support me a whole lot.

 

My adorable, rock star parents.

Mid-wedding family portrait, it’s normal.

A mini-reunion of a few Nitches at Erica and Derek’s wedding, CRAZY fog at 2 AM en route to Buffalo, my car workstation for the weekend, the ever-awesome Alison Dunn and I mid- and post-double header weekend (she is an all-star!), and, of course, a patriotic waffle to celebrate a successful weekend!

At any rate, I am incredibly thankful for these parents of mine and that as I write this on the 8-hour car ride from Buffalo back to Virginia I’ve gotten a huge head start on this week’s to do list, including today’s July Viewfinder post! With most of June rushing by in a complete blur, here’s what got checked off the to-do list:

June DONE’S:

– Start utilizing ShootQ. In progress and ready to roll out so soon!

– Weddings! Weddings! Weddings! 

– Travel fun. Of course!

– Editing Turnaround. So far, so good. Now, to keep it rolling in July.

– Baby shower!! Still not sure how a wedding photographer and an educator pulled this off in the middle of June, but my sister’s baby shower was such a wonderful time.

 

July DO’S:

– Weddings and engagement sessions. July brings with it Courtney and Tim’s wedding day along with a few engagement sessions that will introduce some new couples on the blog. I can’t wait to shoot and share!

– Edit, edit, edit. After five June weddings, no explanation necessary.

– Get down with album designs. this month I’ll be working on a few different client albums as well as finding time to create some new sample albums.

– Get. Organized. The craziness of June has left my office nook (and the rest of my room) is a slight state of chaos. Time to fix that!

– Enjoy the slow moments of life. It may seem a little crazy to have to put this on the to-do list, but it’s important and taking time to slow down has to be a priority in the crazier seasons of life. This month, I’m looking forward to enjoying a crab cruise (!) on the Chesapeake Bay with my family, enjoying a night or two of baseball, and taking a few days off to lounge at the beach! July, I’m liking how you’re shaping up already.

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