It's been a long 12 days since I've launched a new blog post, and I feel like I've been missing a part of myself! I have always been the type to feel as though I need to stay constantly busy and always be doing something, and then I gave birth to the sweetest little boy and since this must-be-busy-all-the-time trait didn't really ever go anywhere, life has been the most beautiful, sometimes messy, balancing act ever since.
To catch you up real fast, the weekend before last I hosted nine mamas for weekend one of three of my mama and me mini sessions. Thursday evening I had a bridal session. Bridal sessions are among my favorite sessions ever, though I hate the wait of sharing them with the world. I'm a little short on patience, just being real. Then, on Friday after work I had this stunning couple (and their full-of-life daughter) in front of my camera for an engagement/family session, before a weekend full of LTP brides, another engagement session and Easter!
But, without further a-do, meet the stunning Ty + Katie!
If you know even just the basics about me, you know I'm wife, mom, accountant by day and photographer by night and weekend. When I schedule sessions after work, I usually go straight there for the sake of time, so there I went, in my business professional get-up, pointy-toed heels and all, to meet up with Ty and Katie at Maymont Park.
Fake it 'til you make it, right? This may as well be tattooed across my forehead. I'm an accountant but refuse to wear a suit, unless I legitimately don't have a choice, and I. Don't. Do. Heels. (Not to include a solid pair of wedges, though!) Ask my sisters - I think the first time I graced the world in heels was nothing less than my older sister's wedding, and I'm reminded time and time again, almost 11 years later, how ungraceful I looked. Whoops.
So, naturally, I parked on the wrong side of Maymont Park by a solid mile, on the downhill side no less, on the most beautiful day ever... meaning there were quite a few people to entertain as I hurried across the park in everything I am not. A business dress + heels. At Maymont Park. Not your everyday park attire. I call my husband on my 30 minute journey to the Japanese Gardens because it only took about five minutes for me to feel like everyone was staring at me (they were, and for good reason), for him to say "I think there's a parking lot right beside the gardens, you know." Husbands, NOT THE TIME TO SPIT OBVIOUS FACTS. It's a good thing I can normally joke it off and make light of awkward situations, because we all got a good laugh once I finally made it to Ty and Katie and it perfectly prefaced such a fun, energetic and laughter-filled session.
I'm reminded time and time again how blessed I am by some of the most understanding and joyful people that I get to call my clients. We joked, we laughed, and they were so full of love for eachother. (And then Ty gave me a ride back to my car on the other side of the park. What an angel.) It's the little things, but yet another session where I walked away with some new friends that I may not have otherwise met. I don't take this lightly- I am so thankful.
Here's a few of my favorites from their engagement session! Thanks for following along on this little dream of mine.