Friday, December 20, 2013

Christmas Cards

This year was not my year for FAMILy christmas pictures.   It didn't happen I spent the last 2 months getting other family's portraits done that I failed my family.   What a busy season I have had and I am truly grateful.  We did get this gem at Easter.  

and then during Tithing settlement  David's ward clerk took this....  His wife is also a photographer so that counts right?
 First time in over 12 years no formal pic for the Christmas card, but this will bring fun memories!

I have always taken family pics for others but this year having all the printed cards come in abundance has been pure joy!  

FYI 27 foto shoots this season.  4 more to go before Jan 1.  Already have 2 weddings, seniors, families booked for 2014!!

Thursday, December 12, 2013

what's important?

My peeps.

I was recently in a conversation with a friend about how i don't socialize anymore.  
  I am very much a homebody.  I have found my people.  I have a few gals that I love to share a lunch or a double date with our hubby's, but almost always one on one.  Rarely groups. 

my friend had a response, she felt she needed to be social for her kids.  I remember those days.   They are gone though for me though.  I feel like the more people, the more I shut down.  I am so thankful for my sweet friends that understand that from me.

I feel like the older I get. You really do get wiser.  The big picture is more vivid.  I have always seen things, Black and white. ( which is evident in my clothing too, Lol) 
 I really enjoy the people around me.  

I'm so thankful for the people that have come in my life, and many back out because I realized something from each experience. I can't wait to find out someday why certain people do leave our lives. It seems like the ones that I think won't, do.

 Ultimately, my family.  Being a wife.  Being a mom.  That is what's important.

Friday, December 6, 2013

A little over a year ago, my Photography business website took off.  I had a page on Facebook and really have done nothing with either of them.  I am too busy really. I love the ease of the web.  All the technologies really.  I love the moments I get to capture in others lives.  Check it out, I am going to update it more frequently.

The Hoopes 5