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Nov 25 / 2013

“Those People”

by Laura

Category : Personal


Today is the day I become one of “those people”.

First off, I have a confession to make.  I’m sort of a jerk inside my head.  I default to the negative and worst-case scenarios.  This makes me a kind of solemn and often judgmental person.  I’m working on it, and slowly with God’s help I will get better.  But I can be pretty mean with my thoughts – and sometimes they come out of my mouth.  Even before I knew what side of a camera was up, I would look at photographers’ Facebook pages and turn to my husband and say, “Why do they have a FB page?  They don’t even know what they’re doing.  You can’t just get a page on FB and be like, ‘I’m legit now’.  What is that?”.  (Because I knew soooooooooo much – that is sarcasm in case you missed that).

And OF COURSE I would never be one of “those people”.  I would never put up a Facebook page before I was ready.  I would not be a wanna-be.  I would be the real deal.  Ha..ha.. hehe.. hum.. hmmmm…

Well, my husband and I decided that we would launch a joint business page on Facebook in the New Year.  He is starting his own film company, and I would be coming along side him with a bit of photography.  However, he’s been getting a lot more projects and work than we first anticipated and it started to make more sense to launch it sooner.  So, today is the day.  Today is the day that we put up our page and I say to the world, “Hey world, I have a FB page, so I’m somewhat legit now and up for hire!”.  I know I’m not there yet.  I know I have so much more to learn and do.  My images are still sometimes soft, and skin tones are the ever-constant battle.  I doubt myself and die a little bit inside every time I step up and start bossing people around – until I remember that I’m good at being bossy and find my stride, ha!  (Thankfully, hubby is totally “legit” and has over a decade of movie-making experience under his belt).

I know some people will probably look at my work and think, “What is she doing?”.  But I suppose I probably deserve that ;).  So without further ado, here’s my little corner of the world going public today:


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Hi! I’m Laura, a coffee-loving, outgoing introvert with a passion for motherhood and photography. This blog is an extension of who I am. I’m a mommy to three little boys, and I love to create and write. I’m also loud, tend to over share, and am a type-A personality in the extreme. I’m a little pensive and can be a lot sarcastic.  I believe that motherhood is something more than just to be survived! This is both a space where I share glimpses into my business and the photo shoots I do, and also my personal space to just write about whatever is on my heart. So grab a cup of coffee, come stay for a while and let’s get to know each other. 🙂