September 24, 2013
I debated what I wanted my first blog post to be about… What would I say? How would I describe myself to all of the people out there that don’t know who I am? It’s really hard for me to be vulnerable and open about who I am and to just put myself out there in any sense. But being a photographer, I feel as if people need to know who I am if they’re going to feel comfortable in booking me for any intimate moment in their life, whether it be their wedding, engagement pictures, family photo’s or even just mini sessions which are only 15 minutes long. People feel comfortable with others they know… they can find common ground on. I wouldn’t hire someone to photograph an intimate moment in my life if I thought “I don’t think this person really gets me” or “me and this person have absolutely nothing in common.” So I figured it out! I’ve seen a lot of other photographers posting the ‘ten random things about me’ blog posts and I figured I’d give it a shot! Now, like I said… it’s hard for me to be vulnerable, so this is me letting my guard down and letting everyone out there know some random quirky things about me! I hope you all enjoy & I hope it allows some of you to feel like you can open up too! xoxo!
1- I’m superstitious about the volume on the radio in my car. It can only be put on an even number OR the number 7. 7 is my favorite/lucky number… and even though its an odd number, I’ll allow it! If someone turns the volume in my car up or down, I watch to make sure it lands on an even number, and if not, I change it.
2- I met my husband in a bar. He didn’t get my number and I ran into him the very next night in a totally different bar, an hour away from the first one the night before. I call it fate ;-)
3- I buy books all the time in hopes I’ll one day read them. I never do.
4- When I was little I used to think I couldn’t drink the water that came out of the bathroom sink. I swore it was “different” from the water that came out of the kitchen sink. Totally embarrassed to admit that one!
5- In 2007 I was really over weight. I joined weight watchers, hired a personal trainer, lost 40lbs and swore I’d never gain weight again. I have gained weight since then, and even more now that I’m pregnant. I feel like my weight is something I will always struggle with.
6- Whenever I feel stressed or overwhelmed in life, I put myself in a very quiet room all by myself (or even my car) and I listen to the piano. Everything from Beethoven, to the modern Piano Guys. Beethoven’s ‘Moonlight Sonata’ is my favorite next to Piano Guys ‘A Thousand Years’. I had our wedding videographer use ‘A Thousand Years’ piano/cello version in our wedding video and every time I watch that part with that song playing, I cry. It gives me cold chills! Music moves me in a lot of ways but nothing quite like the piano. I wish I was musically inclined but I’m not. I asked my husband to make sure there’s a play list on one of our iPhones of nothing but the piano for while I’m in labor.
7- I am a grammar freak and I will correct you! I can’t stand when people misuse the words there, their & they’re, as well as to, too & two. I also hate run on sentences with zero punctuation. I literally cringe!
8- I hate hurting peoples feelings. I have always been this way and I don’t think it’ll ever change.
9- I am a die hard Lucille Ball fan. When other kids were watching Nickelodeon, I was watching I Love Lucy in black and white! Everyone thought I was so weird but I just loved her! I had (and still do have) all of her books, DVD’s, a watch with her on it, etc. I still watch and DVR the episodes even though I’ve seen each one at LEAST 15 times! I told my parents when I was maybe 10 that I wanted them to fly me out to LA to meet her. You can imagine how devastated I was when they had to tell me she wasn’t alive anymore….
10- I once had this dream of being a photographer…but nobody took me seriously. Now I’m doing it and am fearless of what the future holds for me.
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