Happy Birthday!!

See this photo at the top (click on blog link to see it)? Her husband now has a 20×30 canvas hanging on his side of the bed!!  Let you hubby have what he wants 🙂

We got the pleasure of shooting Chelsa not too long ago for her maternity boudoir and she is amazing!!  Not just in looks, but her whole being.  She has had to face unimaginable loss in her life and is one tough chickie!!

Thank you for letting us have this honor and happy birthday to Logan Knox and congratulations Chelsa and Billy!! (And auntie Haley too!!)

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Ready for the wrap…

Where in the heck has this year gone to?  I swear it just seems like yesterday I was gearing up for 2017 and here we are sliding into 2018 already!

This year…wow, I never dreamed up the things that would have occurred in my life.  Lots and lots of personal growth, which is sometimes painful, but oh so rewarding too…I started up the year as a hospice nurse and it was where I needed to be for the time, but ending up the year saying goodbye to hospice and into critical care in a hospital and thinking about travel nursing in the future.

I have learned I do not need to be around negative people who always have something bad to say about others, and have found the coolest circle of people that are amazing and love me and I feel don’t talk about me when I leave their presence.  Which, not that I care if anyone talks about me or not, just don’t need that in my circle lol.

There have been so many changes in this last part of 2017…a new studio, a new lingerie shop, a new job, some new friends, a new view on where my life is going, a new dog (my son’s, but you all know how that ends up, she is mine now lol) and also some big changes coming in 2018 that will be a transition as well…everything I do is a work in progress and if I wasn’t busy all the time, I wouldn’t know how to act lol.

I am so very thankful to all of my clients that I have had the immense pleasure of working with this year, I hope they carry some new confidence with them due, in part, to what we do, but mainly because they have found that inner umph to be what they want to be!!

Here are a few highlights of the past 365 days…I am excited to meet the people that will make up my 2018 and be a highlight of my year in the next 365!!!

Getting bigger is a good thing!!

We are so excited to announce that we now have a second studio space!! We will now be located in Mount Airy as well as High Point!!! We can truly serve the Triad more easily now, and we can’t wait to meet more of you all.

This is such a dream come true and one more step into growing our business and help boost so many more women’s confidence. We have goals and dreams and we are digging to make them a reality…sooner rather than later!! 

I love my team so much and they will still be with me, but I may need some people in High Point too…I have several friends there and I’m sure they can recommend great women to send my way. I also love my clients who recommend our services to their friends and realize this is not some experience to take lightly or find some cheap deal on. My clients are the best!! 

This is Narnia House…we can’t to start booking clients starting in February!! 

A day in the life

I wish I had a clone of myself…one that knew how my mind NEVER stops going….never, and could do some of the endless tasks I do.  It is utterly exhausting most of the time.  I envy my husband, who can lay down at night, and be asleep in 5.9 seconds and there I lay, TRYING to shut my mind up to be able to go to sleep.  I have two full time jobs and do a pretty good job of keeping it all going.  My house work, very lacking. My down time, sorely neglected (glad I took my mini vacay in August). I thrive on being busy though, even as tiring as it all is, life is fabulous right now.  My new job, stressful indeed, but I know I am where I belong right now.  But here is just a snippet of a typical day in my life…

5am~ wake up usually before my husbands’ clock goes off and lay there until he gets up at 5:10

5:12~lay in bed and check emails and skim Facebook until my bladder says I must get up (I always have the hope I will be able to go back to sleep after Robert leaves…rarely happens…like three times a year, maybe)

5:30~ get up with the intentions of showering first, but usually drink my coffee while I edit a few pictures

6:30~ rush to take said shower because a few pictures turned into a lot more (or blogging, or updating my website, or replying to an email or message, or etc…you get the point)

7:15~get out the door to take kid to school, sit in the car and wait another ten minutes for the teenager who never gets in a hurry, even though I am losing my mind and honking the horn

8:00~arrive at my full time job that actually pays me lol and set messages to auto reply for my business, then there is so much that goes on in this time frame that there is no way I could put it all in this blog

5:00~ check messages and emails and Facebook and get back to all the stuff that has went on from 8-5; schedule clients, hair stylists, make up artists and myself; grab food as I head to the studio

5:30~reveals…this is one of my most favorite things to do, I love seeing clients see their images…it’s the best!! Or sometimes we have shoots at this time, which is one of my other favorite things to do (then I don’t get home until about 9)

6:30~home to edit a few more pictures for a couple of minutes, or work on album design, or blog, or advertise, and plan on seeing my kid and husband for a bit

10:00~realize that it is my bedtime and I can’t see straight anymore and my family has been without me again, so I go to bed

10:05~realize I am wide awake now, so I pick up a book

11:00~finally have read enough that my brain will be quite and I can go to sleep

Repeat 5-6 days a week haha!!

There you have just an idea of what it’s like to have my crazy busy life, but I wouldn’t trade it for anything!!  ( I really do see my family more than I have let on, but still not as much as I’d like to, but one is a teenager and he only needs me for food, and the hubby is just about as busy as I am with all he does…)

Living the dream and loving life!!