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Sunday, January 24

Holiday Mini Session {St. Louis Children's Photographer}

Last post of 2009! Yahoo! These were one of the last sessions I did last year--- my Holiday MiniSessions. I had the cutest kids turn out in their wintry/Christmassy best for a few shots their moms and dads could have in tiem for Christmas cards and Grandparent gifts.

We got to try out my new sunroom and my classy little backdrop setup with the fake presents (Noah tried to open them. Ha! Poor kid. Nothing but books in them, for weight.)

Anjd I got to flirt with, cajole, shake candy at, and play with kids from 1 month old to 2 years old. I loved it! Check some of my favorites out:

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And that, my friends, wraps up 2009.

And though I have a few 2010 sessions to share, I am reveling in being mostly a NON-photographer for the moment... letting the other sides of my self come out a bit and have some time in the sun. It's a good time to regroup as an artist in general, and find some new inspirations, choose some different outlets of expression.... to refill the well and recharge the soul.

And it's funny, but in the midst of this season of less-busy work, I sometimes even feel like never taking another photograph again.

Did I just say that?

Yeah. I guess I did. Sometimes I want to just remind myself and other folks that I am not a photographer ONLY.... And sometimes I want to stop. And go play my banjo. Or write.

Or, who am I kidding, go take a nap...

Ha! anyway. This semi-hiatus is trickling through my fingers quicker than I'd like, and I am desperately trying to live it to the fullest-- checking things off the non-work to-do list, making little things, reading a few novels, taking a few more naps... And I have to keep the panic at bay... the panic that I am running out of TIME.

'Cause March-June is almost completely booked. **GULP** With two weddings, trips to Portland/Wisconsin/Massachusetts/Nashville/Indianapolis, and three workshops thrown in. EEP!

And it will begin again, in full force--- that photographer side of my life.

Ack.

am I ready?

No.

But it's okay. I still have a month.

So I need to GET OFF THIS COMPUTER and go watch some Netflix with my hubs, I say.

'Night!

9 comments:

  1. while i love all of them, my fav is the little guy in the cord suit. love.

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  2. STOP!!! Did you say you were going to Portland??? Portland, Oregon??? Oh Emily, Emily, Emily....We are only a few hours out of Portland....would LOVE it if you could squeeze us in...What are your travel plans???

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  3. Don't you feel like your part of your camera? Like your camera just helps you keep images in your memory that you don't want to forget, or that you don't want others to forget? Don't look at it like it's a hobby/job, look at it like it's an extension of yourself. It would be wonderful to be in your position, you are very fortunate. Since I'm sounding like a fortune cookie, I'm going to leave off with...You are so lucky! Never forget that.

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  4. Wow, these photos are perfection. Totally loving the pink-ish background!!

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  5. oh so fun. hope you get enough of a break to not feel burnt out when you start again! It makes me sad seeing all these kids- i'm trying to guess who they beong to, if i even know them at all. makes me miss the lindell ward! cool backdrop and beautiful floor. is that in your new place? are you guys still in the ward boundaries?

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  6. When are you coming to Mass???? We are here in good ole' mass, and if you had the time, would LOVE to meet up with you/get pictures....smething ;) I was on Noah's Birthboard (with my 2yo), and have been following your blog since :)

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  7. I am guessing that your break extends through early Feb., but the thought occurred to me that Valentine's Day mini sessions might be fun! We were so sad to miss the Halloween one...silly ol' flu bugs!

    Hope that you DO get enough of a break that you feel rested, rejuvenated and excited about work. Everyone needs that kind of break time, and kudos to you for taking it so that you can feel passionate about your "work" once again.

    Happy break!

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  8. These photos just made me smile, every single adorable one of them!

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  9. wow, BUSY momma!!! great photos...you are amazing.

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