Monday, October 31, 2011

Missing Someone.

I came across this on FB and it's just so true. Between missing Max and missing my Mum, it happens so frequently to me. Some times I surprise myself as to how well I am getting on, keeping very busy is helping I must admit. Then there are other days, when I do don't do too well.
I went to a friends wedding yesterday it was a gorgeous day and a beautiful wedding. Lots of fun catching up with friends, lots of laughs and giggles like the old times. But I wish Max was sitting with me at the table enjoying the day, getting up and having a dance, laughing together, enjoying some wine. Telling me I look beautiful although I never felt it, he made sure he told me how beautiful I looked and smothered me with hugs and kisses.

Days like that are the days I miss him so much.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

What? Really ?

Has it been 2 weeks since I updated? Well those weeks have flown and I have been really busy.
It has been that long since I launched my business and I am happy to say it has started to take off with my Christmas special. It's pretty cheap and I am not making much money out if it just yet, but I want to get my work out there and get work by word of mouth and it seems to be working. I just hope it continues to once I charge my fixed prices. I don't want to be known as the cheap photographer either. It's a risk I have to take

Thank you all for your lovely comments on my work, it's always nice to hear. I have updated my galleries with my recent work if you would like to have a look.

I have learnt a lot in the last couple of weeks, that is for sure. I did two product shoots one for baby onsies and another for cloth nappies. There were 7 babies under the age of one. I was quite nervous at the thought of it but once I got going I was ok and the little ones were all great too. It was a new experience for me and glad I had the opportunity to do it.

A lot of people are starting to want family portraits done which is great, but since one of the partners or both are usually working the shoots have to be done on the weekend which means I have to find someone to look after Boo. If they are baby shoots I have been able to to do them on Boos daycare days and that has worked perfectly. It has been challenging to get someone to look after him on the weekends though, they are either working or studying or have their own kids to look after. I am hoping that once I go onto my fixed prices and I can book in a few sessions on the one day then I can pay a sitter but for now it's just not feasible.

I think I got the raw end of the deal. My Mum used to look after my nieces and nephews when they were little. Like ALL the time. I was still living at home back then and I would wake up on a Sunday morning to some little body jumping into my bed, I would usually be nursing a hangover after having a big night out, as teenagers do. Or hearing them asking my Mum why was I still sleeping it was almost lunch time? So last Saturday morning, I thought I would payback my niece and threw Boo into her bed to wake her up so she could look after him for a few hours....insert wicked laugh here....
I have booked Boo in for 3 consecutive days at family daycare next year, that will help.

So that is where I am at, I am loving every minute of my new job. I often think of Max and my Mum and wonder what they would think. I know they would be so supportive, I miss them both for that. A lot.

Friday, October 14, 2011


I have been busy, Boo keeps me really busy which I do love but sometimes I just wish I would get a little break I have also been getting my business up and running.
Finally launched my blogsite here. What do you think? Honestly?
There is still so much to do.
I have some jobs lined up out of it, I am pretty excited about it all. I have become a camera addict, I have this need to take photos.... like all the time. I suppose there could be worse things to be addicted to.

I have heaps to write but little time.

Monday, October 3, 2011

Up The Mountain

We were hoping to get away for the long weekend, up to my sister property in the Blue Mountains. But when we got up there my sister was sick with some bug so we decided to spend the day only. Boo had an awesome time, he got to spend some fun quality time with his Godfather (my nephew) He has been up there for peace and quiet to record his music. I will definitely go back soon, because Boo just loved being out in the nature, digging the dirt, playing with his truck, helping pull trees, riding his trike and the billy-cart. We even got see a black wallaby in the backyard. The last time I was up there was just before Max passed away, it was the worst time. Max was so uncomfortable and angry that day, I couldn't help but remember it all.

I really should make the most of it and spend some time up there when I just want to get away, it really is beautiful.

Here are some pics of our day out.