Tuesday has certainly turned into one of my favorite days of the week. Wondering why?
Tuesday is the day I’ve set aside to tell you about the different opportunities that have come my way the week before, or things I’m just plain excited about. Every once and a while, it feels good to slow down, clear my busy mind and take a moment to reflect and be thankful for everything that makes up the job I love. Tuesday is becoming that opportunity for reflection for sure.
This past week led me to a familiar photography session that I’m always grateful to donate my time for. Every year in February and March, several photographers come together to photograph for a very special organization, The Missouri Adoption Heart Gallery. Wednesday, I spent some quality time with one of these amazing kids and today I had a session with another sweet boy. These kiddos look so forward to the photography sessions and the individual one on one attention that goes along with it. I value the time spent with them as well and it makes my heart happy to see them smile. The longer I shoot for the Missouri Adoption Heart Gallery; the more I come to the realization that I cannot adopt each child I photograph. Well, I’m almost coming to that realization anyway. Take a moment to view the photographs of these beautiful children in need of forever families/homes @ moheartgallery.org/adoption.
Aside from my shoots with Missouri Heart Adoption Gallery and a few appointments here and there, I designated a great deal of my time last week to some much needed catch up work on the computer. Wedding album designs, editing and business planning were a must for the agenda. However, the weekend brought around plans for some casual down time with friends, but an unexpected surprise phone call made for a quick change in plans and a very eventful weekend.
On Saturday morning, I received a call from an eager bride planning a very quick wedding and in desperate need of photography. The wedding was taking place Sunday (as in the next day) in Hermann. So, Sunday afternoon I packed up and headed to Hermann to photograph an impromptu, private wedding. The bride and groom purchased their marriage license on Friday, booked Hermann Hill Chapel, purchased a wedding dress, dresses for their girls and ordered tuxes for the guys on Saturday and had the most precious wedding ceremony on Sunday. No guests, just this new family of 5 consisting of a bride, groom and their 3 children. It was one of the sweetest weddings I’ve ever been blessed to shoot. Their 12 year old daughter even gave a beautiful speech when they cut their cake, which I caught on video. I was thrilled to have met this family – It was a happy day!
This week, I am looking forward to shooting Breakdown STL, a high energy multimedia presentation with a purpose. BreakDown STL empowers teens to make positive choices regarding: sex, relationships, drugs, alcohol, self-harm, bullying, and suicide by providing preventative health education. This is a must see event. For more information on this free presentation at the Edward Jones Theatre on March 1st visit www.breakdownstl.org.
Reminder: The deadline for becoming a part of my new Senior ROLE MODEL program March 1st! Check out the link on my website and Facebook pages and fill out an application if you are interested.
Tip for Tuesday: Great informational tidbit on How to pay for college? The link provided offers great tips for high school students, parents and college students.
Until Next Tuesday!