Thursday, March 15, 2012

The Days Go By

It is warming up here in Pensacola
Unfortunately that means turning on the A/C (yep, I caved)
which means high power bills again already...
I can't believe it's March and I've lived here over a year now.

Something else hit me the other day.
Namely that we have only a few short months left before BE finds out which plane he's on,
which also determines where we move next,
which in turn determines which bases we could be at for the rest of his career.
My heart about stopped when I realized that by Christmas
we will be setting up in a new home
in a new place
in a new state.

But you know,
that's one of the cool things about being in the military.
We will have spent our first three Christmases all in different parts of the country.
I get to decorate another house the way I like it,
I get to explore new towns,
I get to experience new climates,
I get to expand my small Southern horizons.
And that is just so darn cool.
You get to keep the friends you've made
and yet still start over fresh somewhere new.
My husband gets to feel fulfilled and do a job he loves,
and I get to experience a life I never would have otherwise if I hadn't married the Air Force.
I just know that God is brewing something amazing,
that he has already hand-picked our next assignment,
is working on piecing together our new chapter together.
 And that just absolutely excites me.

What is something you find neat about the military?

Monday, March 12, 2012

Engagement Session

I couldn't be more excited right now!!
I put up my second post on my brand new photography blog
featuring some of my favorite pictures from a shoot I did this past week
of two of BE's and my friends
who are recently engaged!
I think they turned out amazing
(if I do say so myself)
and I'm so excited to finally see the vision of what I wanted to be doing from the start
starting to slowly but surely
begin to take form.
I had so much fun,
and it just made me realize more than ever that this is something I want to stick with.

Since I am still learning,
I welcome feedback,
so please go check out my other blog and let me know what you think!!!!
(oh, and please follow me on there too!)


Monday, March 5, 2012

Spring Has Sprung!

Spring air
Open windows
Short-sleeve shirts
and a puppy happily sunning himself in the yard.
All the makings of a perfect day off!
Which was much appreciated after the crazy weekend at work.
I also had a new toy
I finally bought a 50mm f/1.4 portrait lens.
I saw.
I drooled at the mouth.
I debated.
I caved.
And I think I'm in love.

My poor husband and dog!
They quickly became my test subjects,
and as they rolled their eyes at me,
I happily snapped away.
I am super excited about how well I am getting the feel for my lens,
because I have a dear friend coming into town tomorrow
and I get to do her engagement photos!!
I absolutely can't wait!
Knowing that that was coming up also prompted me to *finally* make myself a site
just for my photography.
I'm hoping it will prompt me to schedule more sessions and really get my passion off the ground
so it can grow into something more.
It intimidates me sometimes
being in a town surrounded by a multitude of established professionals,
many of whom are my friends.
I don't want to go asking them a ton of questions
because I feel like I'm being a bother,
and I don't want them to feel like I'm trying to sink into their market.
Right now my focus is to photograph as many people as I can
so I can get the feel for my camera,
get the feel for directing people,
and get the feel for how this whole thing works.
But I'm enjoying it so far :)
I love being a nurse,
but photography has become a great release for me on my off days
to help me get rid of all the stress I accumulated 
from being in such a high-flow environment all week.

Other than that, things are going great here.
The weather is perking up
and life is good :)
I'd like to invite you to go see the first Spring post on my photography page:
and let me know what you think!