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in love

8 Jan

We photographed a wedding last night. And I SERIOUSLY don’t think I’ve ever laughed harder while working in my entire life. We had SUCH a great time and it was a huge celebration for these two.

I love what I do. So much so, that it’s all I can think about sometimes. Even in the moments when I feel deprived and devoid of creativity and inspiration, I am so in love with what I do. Getting to know our couples and making new close friends is the icing on the cake. And then the topper to ALL of that is actually being at their wedding and feeling like we’re apart of the family. And being able to dance at the reception WITH them. And watching two people who’ve gotten close to us step into wedded bliss.

We hope our relationships with all of our clients stretch way past their actual wedding day. There’s nothing more inspirational then fostering good relationships, turning friends into family, and photographing their lives.

Wow. I’d do all the hard work all day every day to be able to be apart of what we were apart of last night. Amazingly fun. Here’s one image from the day. More to come on our actual website soon.

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good. night.

31 May

That is what I say when something has been intense, overwhelming, exhausting or is unbelievable. To which, these past few months have been ALL of those things on EVERY level possible. I have been the worst blogger EVER lately. It’s because I have literally have had to PLAN OUT WHEN I SLEEP WE HAVE BEEN THAT BUSY.

I have nothing to complain about. But it has been a whirlwind and I am tired. And the first thing to fly out the window was blogging, unfortunately.

I have been busy with this:

And this:

And this:

OH. AND THIS:

And this:

This:

And this:

And this:

This:

More of this:

THE LIST GOES ON. Seriously. The list seriously goes on. I’m up to my nose hairs in edits.

(I don’t actually have nose hairs. That’s gross.)

You know how this feels, right?? It’s been a crazy season and while I am hoping that it will slow down a little bit, my inbox and calendar are telling me otherwise. BUT, now that the spring wedding season is almost over, I DO hope that I can catch my breath, clean my house and bake something.

Who am I kidding? I don’t bake.

But you know what I mean. RELAX a little bit. Even just take one nap. That would be awesome.

It’s been a fantastic couple of months. I am FOREVER grateful to all of the people who help us watch our boys so we can go work and do what we love. Gosh, I’m forever grateful. None of this would be possible without the help of many people. I’ve shed lots of stressed out tears this season, as I usually do when I’m under stress, pressure or intense deadlines. I’ve never laughed harder, slept less, and been more thankful in all my life.

So this Spring wedding season concludes our second year as Session Nine Photographers. We head into our third year, already with exciting news. Well, news I can’t share EXACTLY right now. But I CAN tell you that we have been asked to submit MANY images into a popular bridal magazine for publish!! We are stoked.

Gosh it’s been a lot of work. I KNOW you know what I’m saying. If you are a working mom (or even if you aren’t!), you know what I’m saying when I say that working full time and trying to be a good, present mom is HARD. It’s exhausting.

It’s worth it. I love it. The good, bad, stressful and exciting. I love all of it.

Here’s to June! May the Summer be as exciting as this past Spring was! With hopefully a lot more sleep in my future. HA!

growth

19 May

It’s been a relatively bad week for me over here in my neck of the woods. Well, I guess not bad. Just very stressful. I don’t really want to rehash the details of what’s been going on for me, although I would in person. It’s just too much to type and frankly, I’m exhausted. But it’s been enough to make me doubt a little bit about who I am and what I am doing as an artist and photographer.

Kind of a scary place to be. And stretching.

So I’d like to look at this week as a week of growth.

Growth is hard, huh? Usually it makes you take a GOOD LOOK at yourself and all the things you don’t like. Or all the things you hate or wish you could change. It’s never fun to go through, but in the end it’s always much needed. Mistakes are inevitable in this life. They are a solid guarantee. But the greater tragedy would be to make mistakes and to never learn from them. Or to keep making the same mistakes and to fall into a pattern. It’s necessary to make mistakes and to be stretched.

But it sucks in the midst of it, doesn’t it?

So this week has been stressful for me. But it’s all ok. I’ve actually learned some huge things that I can only hope will make my art and business even better. Can you believe that we are going into our third year as photographers?? I can’t. It’s gone by fast. And we have some very cool things on the horizon.

So I’m glad this week is over. Here’s to learning from mistakes and hoping that we don’t repeat them. And being grateful that God keeps opening doors in a profession that has never been more clear for me to be in.

And here’s to actually getting my post up about our time in Austin. Good grief. I swear to you it’s coming. I PROMISE. Not that anyone’s dying over it. But I’m anxious to post it! And life has been NUTS since we got back. But you already know that.

Ok wow.

traveling!

26 Apr

Tomorrow, we are heading here:

Yes, we are going to Austin, Texas!! We are photographing a wedding out there for a very sweet couple and we are so excited! They have been on our calendar for a year now so we have been anticipating this for awhile now! So stoked that it’s here!

We decided to stay a few extra days while we are there AND we are bringing the boys with us! Little mini-vaca while we work. We’ve landed some other Lifestyle Sessions and the wedding is on Friday! So while we are there, we are going to try to see this:

Did you know that a million bats fly out from under a famous bridge EVERY NIGHT in the downtown area at dusk??? CRAZY and I can’t wait to see it!

Pray for us as we fly with the boys. Cruz is SO excited to go in an airplane! And my sister and her husband are coming with us to help us with the crazy monkeys.

So fun!

weight

22 Apr

There’s a lot weighing on my heart tonight. I sort of feel defeated in some ways. Others, I feel liberated.

It’s weird.

Jay and I have a lot of things to pray about and big decisions to make regarding our business. It’s scary. It’s overwhelming. It’s in God’s hands. This I know all too well.

But still.

I am nervous, anxious, worried, excited, tired, apathetic and I feel like I can’t breathe. All at the same time.

Everything is totally ok. Just big things to talk about and to decide. Please pray for us if you think about it.

I’m sure I’ll update when the time is right.

last night

21 Dec

Jason and I photographed a wedding last night and it was SUCH a fun wedding. The more I do this, the more I realize that I really AM in the absolute right career path for me. Photography is such a passion of mine and I’m incredibly blessed to be able to share and work with my incredibly talented husband. We have so much fun with our couples and the weddings that we have had the honor of photographing have all been nothing short of amazing.

Gosh. I just feel so lucky and blessed! Can I just say that?!

Here’s one picture I snapped last night. Once the ladies heel’s started flying off, I knew we were in for a good night! And I was right! It was such a celebration and that is exactly what wedding’s should be all about! To see more pictures of past wedding’s we’ve done or to check out our recent stuff too, please visit our website at www.sessionninephotography.com. And there’s info on our site on how you can hire us too if you’re interested!

favorite pictures lately

19 Oct

It’s a crazy season for us in our house. Not only did we just have a baby, but this is the busiest time of year for us for Session Nine Photography. Don’t get me wrong; we are SO grateful that God is blessing our business like He is. I am so blessed to stay home with our two kiddos and work at the same time.

But we are BUSY!

Since I had a c-section, my doctor doesn’t really want me working until I’m at week 6 or 7 post baby. I’ve done a couple family shoots, that lasted an hour, but weddings are pretty much out of the question. Weddings are one of my favorite things to photograph, so it’s been a bummer to sit out of the FOUR weddings we had this month. But I do need to heal and take care of myself and my family, so I haven’t pushed the issue. It’s only a season.

So Jason’s done a huge majority of the photographing for us this past month and he’s just doing awesome! I wanted to post several of my favorite pictures that we’ve taken as of lately to share with you what we have been working on. You can also check out our work on our website too. We have a few more posts this week that I’m pretty excited about too. So take a peek there this week too!

It’s been a good season for us, although incredibly busy. And even though I haven’t been able to photograph as much these past few weeks, it’s still so amazing that we get the privilege of working at our art to provide for our living. It’s something I won’t ever take for-granted.