Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Happy Birth Day!

Hello! I have been waiting and waiting and waiting (procrastinating) to find the perfect day to start my blog but I think it's time to bite the bullet and get this thing started. I been thinking about it every day and trying to figure out all the logistics of gathering content consistently and being able to keep up, but then I realized if I keep waiting I might never feel prepared enough. Plus my skills will inevitably improve in time, right? Why not dive in?

I discovered the world of blogs last summer and I have been addicted ever since. I mean, I knew what blogs were, but I never realized the vast amount of creativity being shared by so many people around the world. The first blog I got addicted to was Jen Campbell's blog Green Wedding Shoes. I love the photography and styling and whimsy of the engagement and wedding photos she shares. I don't think I spent even five minutes thinking about weddings before I started reading that blog. Then I discovered Kate's Centsational Girl and realized how much I can do with my own two hands. Holly Becker's Decor8 was the first blog I followed that I eagerly read every post start to finish and really got inspired to have a place to share my own ideas and photography. And, finally, Kendi Lea's witty, conversational-style writing on Kendi Everyday has inspired me to write in a way that shows personality.

I am nervous excited to have a place to share my ideas and photography with people. I studied photojournalism, but since graduation I have been working a job that lacks a creative outlet. Reading so many inspiring and creative blogs has helped me keep my mind open to the creative things in life and I think taking the next step and actually participating will do so even more.

Here are some photographs that I have taken of a few important people in my life. First, these are my grandparents looking really tough on a train in Switzerland. You don't want to mess with them, trust me.

Now that you are terrified, here is a sugar sweet picture of my sister, Anna.

And just in case you have a pretty serious sweet tooth, here is my little brother, Kevin.

And this is my favorite guy, Stephen. He probably doesn't want me to mention how sweet he is.

I think that's a good place to start for now. Thanks for stopping by!