Authentic You Photography Blog

May 20, 2010


Filed under: senior — Char @ 9:33 am

It is spring. I love spring. Love the smell of new grass just mowed. Love the peonies blooming in my backyard. Can’t WAIT to pick strawberries. Love shopping in the greenhouses and picking out annuals. Love grilling on the deck. Love the warm sunshine. I want to live in the moment. Take a deep breath and enjoy. Sooo, I am trying to balance business and unbusiness. So I can have a life away from the computer and emailing and editing. This is a work in progress and it takes hard work. First of all, it has required me to say the little word “no”. Really, did you know that word can be so hard to say?!! Second, it requires self discipline. Such come up with a schedule and stick to it. Such as answer emails for an hour and then move on. Such as turn off the computer at this time so dinner is not spaghetti…again. Smile. (I think I will try a new guacamole recipe this week. It has tomatoes, garlic, onion, and cilantro…it is calling my name.) Such as Wednesday afternoons are pool time with boys…no shoots scheduled then. Third, start implementing. A big one is…”I don’t need do everything myself.” Photographer’s Edit does my basic wedding editing. SmugMug takes care of basic order fulfillment. Ever so wonderful Diane does the invoicing, pays taxes, and treats QuickBooks like a friend.¬† Honestly, I have nooo patience for this and well, it gives me a headache. Angie from Addison June designs my albums. Joell from Image Garden is designing a client website. Alicia with Easy as Pie pricing was such a help at understanding numbers and how they work together. Anyway…this means I don’t have to do that…which is good. I am learning. And slowing down. Which allows me to remember why I love snapping the shutter.

But really, I had no intention of talking about that. My real reason for stopping by today was to share a few of Nicole.

Nicole is a senior this year…soon she will be off in the big world of college. She was a sweetheart, brought a her best friend¬†Heather and lots of cute outfits. We played in the sunshine.


Don’t you love my new red chair? Thanks Diane. Not only does she take care of invoicing…she also finds chairs for props.



I like the soft, relaxed feel to this one.



Happy spring.


  1. i like how you used the chair. perfecto!

    Comment by diane miller — May 20, 2010 @ 6:27 pm

  2. LOVE the chair! I’ve got a cream one just like it, but it doesn’t carry the “punch” that the red one does!

    Comment by Susie Marks — May 21, 2010 @ 2:02 am

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