Time spent with friends, over the years, is something worth smiling about!
Hey again! PSA: I’m absolutely fully booked through the rest of 2018. I don’t have any availability until after the holidays and in 2019 it will be VERY limited. I have a few weekends left for weddings in June and July, but August, September, and October are officially booked solid for 2019 weddings. At this point I am not ready to book any weddings for 2020 yet (crazy to think I’ve had inquiries already!!) - thanks to all who have been so supportive of me and continue to book and refer me! It’s been the BUSIEST year yet!
Hey! I’m still here, I haven’t fallen off the face of the planet and haven’t been eaten by a dinosaur 🦖 (which let’s face it, we all know are real problems these days...). I’ve just been overwhelmed navigating through the absolute busiest season I have EVER had - and it isn’t ending soon like it normally does. That’s not even taking into account the reading-intensive history course I’m taking. But, I am on a larger than usual dose of lattes to help keep me going! I still try to keep myself health most days (some escape me though when running around for the kids takes up my “break times”). This year the overwhelming feelings of this season have gotten to me though, and I’ve kept quiet on social media. I’m not posting as much and I avoid going on and seeing other photographers posting about being done for the year or sending out galleries because I am still editing through oceans of images here. It’s a job that is supposed to be fun and when it’s not I try to figure out why. At the heart of it, it is because I hate disappointing people and worry that I will. That I’ll disappoint clients, my kids, my husband, our families, my professors, or even my Findlay-pup (let’s face it, as long as I meet the cats basic need he could not care less if I gave him attention otherwise, he prefers to snuggle when we sleep lol). I worry that my work isn’t good enough, I’m not fast enough, my papers are written as well as they could be, or that I’m not giving enough to my family. It’s a tough place to be, but I know, it will get better. I’ll make it through this busy season and next year I will take on a little less at the end of the year. For now though, I’ll take a few more deep breaths, try to run, walk, or exercise for 30 minutes three times a week, and make more homemade meals for my family (and we are hosting thanksgiving again here, I also have a 5k that morning and weekend full of photo sessions, maybe I secretly like being busy and just didn’t know it!). So thank you to everyone that has been so supportive, kind, helpful, encouraging, and forgiving with me this year in whatever way we are connected. Helping with my kids, being unbelievably patient, and sending coffee. ❤️
Anytime I photograph a wedding where there is amazing music, especially when one or both halves of the couple are musicians, it is well worth the hearing loss I will surely be suffering in a few years... 🤷🏻♀️ Alex sang McCartney’s classic #maybeimamazed for his new and amazing wife, and then he hopped on the drums where he was much more comfortable for Springsteen’s #borntorun and both were just awesome! #musicians #weddingmusic #drummersarethebest #michelleheathphotography #newhampshireweddingphotographer #newhampshirewedding