October 2011 Archive

Bailie {Senior Photography 2012}

It’s a senior-filled week! Here’s a sneak peek of Bailie’s session. Enjoy!

Rebecca {Senior Photography 2012}

Thus far, my seniors have ROCKED it with outfit choices. Rebecca was no different. Hope you enjoy her lovely fall session. The lighting makes me drooooool in some of her pics. For some reason, my blog was fighting me HARD about putting these pictures in the right order. You must know that this is driving my control tendencies crazy, but after 45 minutes of fighting with it, I threw in the towel at having them in sequential order. Enjoy!!

Happy Monday!!!

My Apologies…

Okay, so I guess it’s time to explain why I’ve been MIA for months from this here blog contraption. While reading articles upon the passing of Steve Jobs last week, I started thinking about the things he had done and how he truly impacted our generation—and the future as we know it, for that matter. From that, I came to realize that I can dream of all of the great ideas I want, but if I don’t act on them, I’m pretty much useless.

You see, I’ve been struggling with direction for the past few months. Why? Not because it was something I didn’t have; I did. I knew what I wanted my talents to look like, where I wanted my business to be, but as the perfectionist that I am, the fact that everything just wasn’t there and as aesthetically pleasing as I would have liked it, just kept bringing me down and making me feel discouraged. Discouraged that I’d never be as good of a photographer as I aspire, that my website would never have that “look” that made my heart sing when I looked at others, and most importantly, a fear that I’ve had since grade school, a fear that all of these things would somehow equal me not making a difference in the world.

Ironically, as I was feeling all of these things, I found this quote—one that made my heart sing more harmoniously than any inspirational thought has ever made it sing before. And for “the crazy ones” reading this, I know it will make yours sing as well.

“Here’s to the crazy ones, the misfits, the rebels, the troublemakers, the round pegs in the square holes… the ones who see things differently — they’re not fond of rules… You can quote them, disagree with them, glorify or vilify them, but the only thing you can’t do is ignore them because they change things… they push the human race forward, and while some may see them as the crazy ones, we see genius, because the ones who are crazy enough to think that they can change the world, are the ones who do.”

                                                                                                                                  -Steve Jobs

After reading this quote is when I knew that this discontentment I’d been feeling—the same discontent I’d felt many times before in life, was because I wasn’t acting on these big ideas I’ve had. So, my first step in acting, bringing my blog back—and not letting you down this time.

No, it’s not likely that I will change the world in any sort of large way, but I’m ready to actively, rather than passively, play my part. I’m a round peg in a square hole, and that means I do indeed owe something to the world.

Preston gave me this coffee mug when we first started dating, not even knowing that it too, was one of my favorite quotes. To see change, we have to make change happen. Starting yesterday, change is happening. (: Happy Friday friends!!


Lincoln & Jayden {Children’s Photography}

Meet Little Miss Jayden and her super “chill” little brother, Lincoln. She’s ULTRA cute and sassy and loved (did I say loved?) the camera! Lincoln, like typical second borns and well, boys, he was the most chill go-with-the-flow 8 month old ever. I hope you enjoy their adorable personalities as much as I did during this session!

I’ve BEEN wanting to use this frame for a children’s session for a while now. It panned out even better than I’d hoped, and well, little missy there decided to rock it for me.

Love love lovin’ little Who Dats. (;

Happy Thursday friends!

xoxo- Kali

Ethan – Newborn {13 Days New}

Ahh, I know what you’re thinking. Finally, finally I have my blog back up!! It’s still a work in progress and this isn’t my “official” first post. I have an official “I’ve Missed You” post coming soon. But in the mean time, I had a sneak peek I just had to share with you…and so I had ABSOLUTELY NO MORE excuses as to why I don’t have blog posts up!!!

Meet baby Ethan, his big sister Addison, and proud parents Christin & Peter.

Look forward to hearing that “official” post from me tomorrow. Happy Wednesday!

xoxo -Kali