Wow has this past month flown by. It was so jam-packed with goodness (and craziness) that it felt more like four months. Parenting has become a bit of a chore as the gemstone becomes older and more stubborn and the little learns that to get attention when she’d like it tears should be involved. I’m slowing down my paid photography pace this year due to this. I have one more slot for a wedding in July and limited portrait sessions available. The adjustment from one to two children has been a bit harder than I anticipated, but also very rewarding.
As I sit here typing considering the last 30 days, I’m trying to remember to stop and breathe. Breathe is a mantra I need to practice daily. It’s how I teach the gemstone to calm her frustrations and how I try to be present in the moment. I read an Eckhart Tolle quote once that talked about not worrying about the future because you were cheating yourself out of the present moment. April-May brought a lot of worry and anxiety and equally as much awesomeness to be present in. Here are some of the moments I stopped and immersed my presence in.
At the start of the month we visited family in Michigan and Ohio. My baby got to meet all of her living great grandparents (4 – that lucky girl!) as well as many family and friends. I made sure to take some amazing images and was awed and moved by them. Then after our trip my memory card got mixed up with another and formatted before I could transfer the images to my computer or external. I did as you might wonder; I cried. It made me so sad to only have these memories for myself and to not be able to visually share them with the girls when they are older. There will be another trip and I won’t do the same thing again!
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The latest images hot off of the PLP editing screen.