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slow season: this time around

I made it through January (just about). I’m making it through slow season. Last year this time was a funny time for me. In these quieter, darker weeks that winter brings, I often felt discouraged, unmotivated and sometimes even fearful. How silly of me. This time around though, slow season has been good. Actually, it’s been great: my house is clean, I have the mental capacity to cook interesting and new meals again, we’ve been organizing closets, purging unnecessary items. We’ve done our share of traveling (plus are off to visit Kelsey in snowy Manitoba next week!), and we’ve been able to spend quality time together at home.

I’ve also enjoyed being able to focus on other aspects of the business while not shooting so much: updating my website, submitting weddings, getting organized ie creating charts and spreads for blogging, to-do lists, etc, and running a contest!

This next wedding season is slowly peeking around the corner with the promise of engagement sessions coming up, and the first wedding of the year in February. Wedding bookings are rolling in and I find myself feeding off the excitement of the newly engaged brides and grooms. I’m also thrilled to see some really important girls in my life become brides and wives themselves!

And if all that isn’t enough…any minute now I could be called to the hospital to photograph my cousin’s first baby delivery! So wish me luck, say a prayer for her, and keep watch for some super cute newborn photos.

Photos taken with my iPhone using the VSCO camera: nothing like the clean, white pages of a new notebook to get motivated; apple crisp for two; where I go to be most productive; foggy winter sunset, the kind that makes me wish to live on a hilltop.

  • Jennifer Findlay - January 31, 2013 - 3:02 pm

    You’re not alone. I think January sucks for most of us. Like you, I’ve been trying to focus on the good stuff–cleaning, cooking, organizing. BTW…love your photography.ReplyCancel

  • Heidi - January 31, 2013 - 5:51 pm

    Oh your pen looks SO satisfying!ReplyCancel

  • emily - February 1, 2013 - 12:54 pm

    Oh I can’t wait to see those photos! Are you doing actual labouring pictures? I really love those…. the way they are shot in such a beautiful documentary style. Good-luck!

    And way to enjoy the slow time. that is a skill. Mike is learning that too….. how not to stress and actually enjoy it!ReplyCancel

  • Nina Grace - February 3, 2013 - 10:52 pm

    Aww :) best wishes to you during this season!ReplyCancel

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