Family is everything. My family is everything to me. It's been a rough few months. Preteen parenting is much more challenging than expected. There's been a wrench thrown in the works and I'm not sure if I'm ready to talk about it online. The good thing is that we are supportive, we listen, we are not blaming, we are loving and we are talking. I'll share more when I feel it's appropriate and when its time. For now, I just need to let out a little at a time.
I took some part time jobs to supplement our income. I wish all my income could just come from photography but for some reason I cannot seem to make it steady. I have my core clients every year and for them I appreciate them - they are just like family. And like I said, family is everything right now. I really am enjoying my part time jobs - added family members! But I feel like I'm making so many mistakes. I hate not knowing everything right away. There's so much to learn but I love dealing with customers so that's helpful (unless they yell at me - please friends - don't yell at your customer service / sales person - there's probably a reason why they are slow but if they are still smiling at you - give them a break).
The family in the photo (minus dad) is a friend of mine and her kiddos. Her daughter is in France as an exchange student! Wow - I don't think I could be that brave and have my kiddo at age 12/13 across the sea from me. This image I love so much - it says so much. Little lad looking so cute through his mom and sister. He's such a little man now. I love watching kids grow. It's amazing to me. Anyway, I was a "shoot and burn" photographer back when I took this photo and guess what, the family STILL hasn't printed any of the photos from the disk they have! That's why I'm not a "shoot and burn" photographer anymore. I feel it is is so important for families to have art up on their walls or in a frame on their desk.
Wow - little random musings today but tying it all together - family. I love mine. I love yours. Let's make memories together today and for years to come.