Tuesday, October 16, 2012

TY & I need a change!

Thanks to everyone that responded on my photography post! It truly excites me to know that so many people I've never met in person would hire me out. One of my goals for the new year will be to take a leap of faith (or Hope...get it?!) and just start offering photography sessions. Since I've done a good handful of shoots, people will have some idea of what kind of work I do. So if they like it, they'll book a session..if they hate it, well.. they don't have to. 

And speaking of photography, I did a session with two mommies and their kiddos in our local pumpkin patch this weekend. I loved the way a few of the shots turned out and almost hated a few others. That's how I've been learning though. I wanted to share a few of the shots I loved.

I think it's safe to say the overall shoot was a success. The mommies were happy and I got some more practice in.

This coming weekend Darren and I are taking a day trip to the mountains with our friends Brandi and Tyler, who were married a little over a year ago. We're going to try and find some cool spots where the changing color of the leaves stand out to do some "rock the dress" style photos. I figured she would be the perfect candidate since they're newly married. And she is beautiful and tiny. Bitch.  Anyway, so that's the plan. I've never done anything remotely bridal at all..so let's hope I don't embarrass myself!


 After blogging pretty regularly for the past few months, I've found I really enjoy it and have slowly started blogging more and more. It's totally like an addiction! That being said, I've started to want to blog about other things aside from weight loss. That is still a main focus, but after testing the waters with a couple other subjects..I think I'll give it a go.

So..now I need to figure out a new name. The one I have right now was basically something I came up with after 10 minutes of brainstorming and I thought it was cute because it rhymed and weight loss was my original reason to start a blog. Now it irks me every time I come to my blog. It's so cheesy! But then again, I'm an overall pretty cheesy person...so whatever.

How did you choose a name for your blog?
Did something just come to you or did you have to sit and think about it?


  1. When I named my blog, like five years ago, 'Big Star' by Kenny Chesney was my anthem... I just love some of the lyrics, and it's always just kinda stuck with me. My license plate even says BIGSTAR!

    When I read what you wrote up top about "leap of hope" I thought that would be a great name for your photography business... so why not for your blog too?! Just an idea!

    1. Erin, I was hoping someone would catch that. I thought that too, =) but I know someone who has a food blog called "Leap of Taste." I hate being a copy cat! (Even though that totally came to me as I typed that part of the post!...and I typed the bottom portion of this post before the top.) I hate making decisions!

      p.s. I figured that's where your name came from and I'd be lying if I said I don't 'sing' your name every time I see it. Maybe I should turn to some of my favorite country songs.

  2. Love your pics - they turned out gorgeous. My blog name is totally on a whim.. I run - but I also run my household - so I just rode with it. I run, but I also blog about a TON of other stuff. I have to agree with Erin I love the "Leap of Hope".

  3. You are an amazing photographer! And I love the new layout on your page. I'll let you know if I can think of a good blog name-- I'm a few beers deep on a random night of the kids going to bed early. :)

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