If we take a little journey back to August, we can start our series of fun but hectic events that have lead to the radio silence over the past few months here at LA Photography.
The first three days of August were full of rehearsing lines of a presentation. We were also finalizing the details of what to wear to ensure the most professional appearance for our Capstone final. This meant I was on campus by about 9 am and I did not leave until the campus was closed at 10 pm. That’s a lot of practicing!
On August 4th, I got my Capstone presentation and business document grades. That presentation and document concluded my FINAL semester of my Bachelor’s Degree. After a grand total of eighteen years in school I had officially given my last presentation, written my last paper, and had my last meeting with a professor.
It was a bittersweet moment for me. I had been in school the majority of my life and it was now time for me to figure out my next move. I did what any college grad does, I started applying for jobs. I had a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Information Management, a passion for photography, and a willingness to learn. What I have yet to mention is I also had my wedding coming up just six weeks after my graduation.
(Everyone from the graduating Summer class in the BIM program and professors)
Now that I had my degree it was time to enter the “Big Girl” working world and finish the wedding planning. The very first thing on the to do list was to visit all of the (almost) in-laws before the wedding one last time in South Florida for the annual summer trip. Tyler (the now hubs) and I had a great time seeing everyone and playing with the nieces and nephew. The family time was just what we needed to recharge. We love family time ❤
I usually try to at least post about the pretty places I am at so you guys know I am still here, but most of the time I was looking at my computer screen to apply for jobs, finalize wedding details, or going to group job interviews and let me tell you THAT IS NOT AT ALL PRETTY! There was a lot of google searching photos of the beach or looking at photos of my wedding dress on my phone getting me through all the not pretty stuff.
September brought a whole new level of craziness that not even I was prepared for. We decided that moving just days before our wedding was an awesome idea (we were very wrong, do not do this!) Learn from my mistakes!! (lol) We were downsizing so made the decision to let go of a lot of my props I did not use very often as well as my seasonal props. Since we didn’t have a lot of extra room I knew it was time to clear out the office/prop storage room (for the first time ever).
Everyday there was a meeting for something wedding related because none of the vendors were available on the same days (which makes me that much more understanding for my clients). Then before I knew it I was two weeks out from the wedding and very excited. However, Mother Nature had other plans for how things should play out. Apparently I was WAY to calm leading up to the big day. Hurricane Irma started to hit the Gulf Coast one week to the day before we were supposed to say I DO.
Determined not to let it ruin the day, Tyler and I talked through all the possibilities and began to make jokes to keep it as light hearted as possible. We knew that no matter what a few things would not change, we would still get married on September 16th, my brother would still preform the ceremony and sign the license making it official, and one way or another it would be near water (even if that meant a flooded yard from the impending hurricane known as Irma). Come to find out, we weathered the storm (only lost power for two days) AND the wedding venue was STILL STANDING!!! Now we just had to piece everything else together and find out if the other vendors were nearly as lucky. After a day of phone calls and a few tears, we had everything worked out (a bit different than originally planned) and ready for a wedding!
On September 16th, I got married to my high school sweetheart in front of friends and family on Indian Rocks Beach. Scott Trippler Studios was there to capture every moment for us. (http://www.scotttrippler.com/) The wedding had beautiful skies and an amazing sunset was the backdrop for our formal photos. As dinner was ending during the reception, it began to pour down rain. Tyler and I along with our bridal party, friends, and intimidate family stayed outside to have an amazing rain party. Dancing and singing at the top of our lungs enjoying every moment and making memories to laugh about for years to come.
Photo Credit: Scott Trippler Studios http://www.scotttrippler.com/
After the wedding, Tyler and I got on a plane and flew to Hawaii (my dream since high school) and started our first new adventure as Husband and Wife. Thousands of photos were taken, we hiked Diamond Head, rode horses, explored the island, ate some of the most amazing food, and we met some of the nicest people.
We were back from or honeymoon and finally had time to start unpacking from our move. I unpacked my camera and knew I missed it so much, missed my clients SO much! I had former clients reach out about the Christmas Tree Farm, and even though I was still in boxes and suitcases I just knew it would make my photographer heart happy. So now you see the Tree Farm posts as spots quickly fill up, I also have a wedding, two family sessions, and two birthday sessions all coming up. Did I mention every single one of the sessions I just mentioned is scheduled in a two week span?! That is the busiest month I have had in a long time and the BEST welcome back I could have ever asked for! I have also added a new piece of equipment to the lineup. I am very excited to start photographing with it.
Now my promise to all of you!
I will be posting and keeping you up to date with whats going on with everything happening with LA Photography. I will even throw in a little bit of personal life, when fun stuff is going on. I am also going to be blogging again, I can not promise every session will get its own post but I will be sure to get more blogs out to you guys!
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