Thursday, June 20, 2013

June so far.

Hello friends! So it has been a while since I did a regular "life update" post, and I think it's time to do one again. A few things that have been going on in my life include work, exercise, taking photos, getting bangs, and being in a wedding!

Nothing fun to discuss about work.

Onto the exercise, I've been trying to run again. It's not fun for me but I try to push myself regardless. Today I did yoga for the first time, and it was a really nice change from the cardio I've been doing. I always get lazy during my work week, and then get crazy trying to catch up when I'm off. NOT a good system at all!

I've not really discussed my photography plans on my blog, but I have decided to do a bit of photography on the side. I REALLY enjoy it and if I could make a little extra money from it, I certainly wouldn't complain! I've done several photoshoots with my friends, but last weekend I did my first paying gig...if you want to call it that. A co-worker asked me to take some photos at her baby's birthday party. It was a bit stressful, because I've never done anything like that before. My preference is portraits, so this was something new.

Those are just a few pictures from the day. I took over 300 of them.

I got bangs. If you are my friend on facebook, you may already be aware of this fact. I got tired of having the same hair for the last 5 years, but I didn't want to cut it all off. So I only chopped the front. Here's a bit of a before and after...the before is from January though. Haha.

And lastly, I was in a wedding. This was on my bucket list so I finally was able to cross it off! A high school friend asked me to be a bridesmaid, and I was happy to accept. It was a beautiful ceremony, despite the heat. And the sun...we wore strapless dresses. We were in the sun taking photos from 10:30 until 4:00 after the ceremony. Take a look at my pale skin. Yes, needless to say I was a bit burnt when it was over.

My back.

I actually haven't seen any wedding pictures yet, but I will share them when I do. I hope June has been pleasant for all of you so far! I am looking forward to what the rest of summer will bring!

11 lovely notes:

Lacey said...

First, I ADORE your bangs. They definitely suit you! :) I've had bangs for several years and have been considering growing them out... hmm.

I feel pain every time I see that sunburn picture! Daaang that has to hurt! At least I'm sure you were gorgeous while getting burned :P I would love to see the pics!

The birthday party pics turned out great! You are talented :)

Rosala said...

I haven't done yoga in a very long time. :\ I want to get back into it! :)

Love the bangs!

Ouch to the sunburn!!! :( I can't wait to see wedding pictures though!!

Robin said...

Your hair looks great!

Kayla Lynn said...

you look great with bangs! and your poor sunburned back!!!

Marlen said...

ohhh nooo your back :( that looks like it hurts- and a lot! poor thing. and i love the bangs! i change up my hair like once every 5 months because im so restless with it. i dont know how you held out for five *years*, haha! and congrats on the paying gig- i like the shots you've captured! it definitely can be tricky to get good ones like that. i always try to get those kind of shots at family parties and they usually turn out so. bad. haha

xo Marlen
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Elizabeth Mayberry said...

love the bangs!

lotus said...

oh i love your blog and this post was lovely :) (ouch, sunburnt backs are terrible). xx
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Niken said...

i think you look great and fresh with bangs! love it.

hha, burned skin is not fun at all. i get it too.

Katie Aman said...

Lovely portraits! I love taking photos of others as well, it is so fun and creative-but a lot of pressure on you as well! The bangs are so great! I keep wanting to get them, but then talking myself out of them, haha. They look fantastic on you though! And ugh, sunburn..I keep forgetting to put on sunscreen when I run and I'm a bit burned too. Hope it feels better soon!

Jennifer said...

I'm so impressed by your pictures! They turned out great!!! I hope more opportunities like this come your way soon.

And of course, I've told you like 500,000 times...I LOVE YOUR BANGS!

Veronica Joyce said...

You look lovely with bangs! :) I've been planning to do something with my hair too...

Anyway, good to know your June has been great! ^^