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Happy Friday everyone! Just wanted to drop a quick thank you on the blog to Jennifer Bragg for featuring my business on the Santa Barbara Female Entrepreneur website. I've talked about SBFE before and how much I love it, but if you're in the area I really want you to come out---we meet once a month...typically the last Wednesday of the month and we have a great time, talk business and fun stuff and in general just have a good time. When I first moved to Santa Barbara I knew I wanted to find a group like this but wasn't sure where to look....thanks to Twitter, Jennifer found me and invited me. Go check out her realtor site and be sure to come join us if you're in the area...and if you're not, then start your own! :)
This past Wednesday was 16 months since Mike and I got married and he brought me a few crazy pink/orange sunflowers because he knows that I love odd/different flowers...they're so pretty and they have turned the water pink...cute! I love you Mike--this has been the best 16 months of my life! :)
It's still raining here in SoCal and I'm fighting to stay awake! I am briefly reminded of times that it rained while I was in college and I would promptly roll back over and tell myself that it was too dangerous to walk to class on those slippery bricks...I was a stellar student, I swear! :) In my fight to stay awake this afternoon I remembered that I casually mentioned my trip to Charlotte for a portrait event but never blogged it!
About a month ago I participated in the 7th Annual Charlotte Mommies Birthday Bash...Charlotte Mommies is a popular and useful resource for well, mommies in Charlotte! I was pumped to be there and met tons of cool parents and cute kids. I also have a few more details mentioned on my children's blog.
A few shots of my table from my point and shoot (oh and mad props to Characters Bar in Monterey for keeping our camera waiting for us after Mike and I accidentally left it there one night after excitedly watching the Angels beat down on the Red Sox):
Happy Hump Day! Stay dry and drive safe SoCal folks!
I am blushing! Michelle from Sage Wedding Pros (my FAVE industry blog!) featured an interview with me on her blog :) I am so honored! Thanks Michelle! I have mentioned Michelle's blog before in one of my resource room posts because it truly is my favorite industry blog for all wedding professionals...Sage Wedding Pros always offers insightful interviews, organizing tips (you know my OCD self loves these) and probably the most beneficial tip I've learned from her blog is her business plan tips (every business owner needs to know this!).
I have a confession. I am a hoarder. OK, not like one of those hoarders, but I am a hoarder of sticky notes. I am guilty of covering desktops, fridges and Mike's forehead with every color under the rainbow of sticky notes. Finally, I realized it was time to face my problem head-on. It got so bad that I couldn't find sticky notes from yesterday under sticky notes written from today. What to do? What to do? I kept hearing my photographer friends talk about "Things" and how awesome it was. But, I just wasn't sure. I wasn't sure if I was ready to leave paper behind. But I did and I LOVE IT!
Things is A.M.A.Z.I.N.G! It's the perfect solution to uberly-annoying organized folks like myself. You can break down tasks and projects by hour, day, week and divide tasks amongst different categories (home, work, etc) and you can assign tasks to different people (my personal fave...delegating is a skill!) It also does tons more but I've been using Things for about two weeks and I can't sing it's praises enough. I do find myself reaching for sticky notes much less since I've been using Things...all my tasks and "things" are actually getting done because I can see what's needs to be completed. Go check it out...if you sit near a computer for as much as I do then you may want to consider Things!
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So far I've gotten great feedback on my resource room posts...if anyone has anything they would like to contribute, please feel free to comment in the comment section below and let me know if there is anything in particular you would like to see from the resource room!
Today I am sharing With This Ring and I adore today's post (ahem, it's about an Etsy store!) I'm telling you, I could spend hours browsing Etsy...but anyway, back to With This Ring! Be sure to go check out their blog-it's super cute and has the latest and greatest wedding ideas!
Next up isn't just for photographers...it's for everyone, but I've been wanting to share this blog because I think it gets back down to the basics. Day in and day out we all work and get bogged down with the minute details of life and sometimes reading this blog is just a fresh of breath air reminding me to chill out and appreciate everything that is going on!
Check out Zen Habits:
Hey y'all! Just wanted to drop a quick note on the blog that I am in Monterey this week for children's portrait sessions...in case you're not in the loop, please check out my children's blog HERE for more details on all things portrait related!!! If you know anyone who needs a hook-up in Monterey in the children's photograph department, then feel free to forward this blog post on. Happy Sunday!
I *heart* Monterey:
My newsletter that is! The Whitney Elizabeth Photography, Inc fall newsletter will be emailed out this Friday so be sure to sign up HERE if you're interested in upcoming mini-sessions, referral awards, etc. Plus it's just really pretty, so sign up!
Happy Hump Day :)
my blog! Lisa introduced me to this super cool idea so if you're on the road and you've just gotta read my blog, you can buy it for your Kindle!!! So now you can be in-the-know about me 24/7....Go check it out :) Oh and in case anyone is already holiday shopping for me, I would love a Kindle...ok thanks!
And because a post isn't a post without an image...here is a quick shot of Mike and I at Riverbench on our way up to a Paso Robles wedding. Riverbench held a chocolate/wine party this past Saturday with absolutely divine chocolate from Jessica Foster Confections--oh, it was so delicious!!
I have to say I'm pretty excited that it's Thursday...because it's one day closer to the weekend and I am really excited about a wedding in Paso Robles this weekend :)
Today, for the resource room, I am sharing Snippet and Ink-Daily Wedding Inspiration. I began following Snippet and Ink on Twitter awhile back and when I finally took a second to check out their adorable website I just loved it...be sure to look today because they have a really cute inspiration board up!
For my fellow colleagues, the Two Bright Lights website has just gone live this week and it looks uber promising. Again, I found out about this through Twitter (I'm telling you Alice, it works!! ;) ) and they are apparently an online image sharing service and networking site...looks pretty awesome! I'm all about the networking...you know what "they" say, your net work= your net worth.
Thanks and be sure to check back again soon :)
Welcome to the 9th weekly edition of the resource room! I can't believe I've already written nine of these things! I love writing these posts because I find so much inspiration in others blogs and posts...and I'm always up for learning something new ;)
My bridal resource today that I would love to plug is actually one that I found from the Sage Wedding Pros blog. I took one peek at this website and loved it! Julianne of Julianne Smith wedding garters has some very, very cute garters on her website...if you're not married, you'll want to check this out and if you are married, well then, it will just make you want to get married again! Here is the link to her blog. Go check it out...super cute!
My photographer/small business owner resource is photo lovecat! Photo lovecat always has awesome and helpful posts and it's definitely a blog that I check often, so be sure to bookmark it!
That's all for today...Happy Thursday!
Our vacation is almost over (booo) but I'm excited to get back to my baby (my dog, Bear, of course!) and get back to work (I know, I'm such a loser ;) ). Just wanted to post a few more images from our trip!
I gotta say, you know you've been lazy when the hardest thing you've done all week is to find a graceful way out of the hammock!
We woke up with the sunrise yesterday morning to go swimming with sharks (more on that later!) and isn't it just so gorgeous?!
A few shells we found while snorkeling...
Anndd how awesome are these little bags? My sisters gave me one as part of my birthday gift and I love this little sucker! It's called an Envirosax and it rolls up into this teeny, tiny little 3 inch roll. Mike and I packed it for our trip and have used it as our beach bag, picking up sea shells bag, carrying snorkel gear bag and can we say snack bag?! I LOVE this thing! When at home, we use it at the farmer's market, etc, etc...I'm so about to get another one because they all have these cute different patterns :)
I was so flippin' excited when my brand new hipslip made it in time before our trip! Since I travel so much, I'm always looking for the *best* way to transport gear, laptops etc and I was really annoyed by my old laptop bag. The creators of Shootsac just came out with the brand new hipslip which I just love, love, love! It was so easy going through the whole process of security and customs internationally...so thrilled to have this bag...isn't it the packaging so cute? not to mention the bag itself :)
OK, so this post turned into more of a "my favorite things" deal, but that's ok! I have been avoiding packing much to Mike's dismay and have been finding ways to procrastinate, such as doing a random photo shoot of my favorite objects in our room!
Hope everyone had a wonderful Labor Day...happy Tuesday!
Mike and I have really been enjoying our vacation...nothing more relaxing than floating around in the warm, clear blue ocean and swimming with sharks, right?! :)
Here are a few images from our trip so far... (for all my photog friends, all these images are SOOC...sooo pretty here!)
these iguanas are everywhere...they're like guard dogs :)
and a cold drink chillin' in my right hand :)
We're off on our tropical vacay (yeah, Amy!) as of 6:30am PST Friday, September 4. I will be out of town until late Wednesday evening-->so all phone calls, emails, texts and twitters will be returned promptly on September 10. Happy Labor Day everyone!!!
Not where we're going, but this picture of our trip to Santorini reminds me to relax :)
Welcome to my 8th edition of the resource room :) I'm going to mention a photographer resource first off today...The Bschool! A few weekends ago I had the pleasure of shooting with Becker (from Orange County) and I will be blogging those images soon...but Becker started the Bschool and if you haven't heard of it, it's a wonderful resource for wedding photographers...for referrals, questions and answers. I highly suggest you check it out if you're a photographer!
This next website is for brides, or really anyone, because it has the cutest ideas...you could incorporate them into weddings, parties or your home. Check out the Mason Jar Bride (love it!)
In other news (maybe somewhat irrelevant :) ) is that it is HOT in Santa Barbara this week! AND humid! Can you hear the enthusiasm in my voice?! I'm lovin' this weather...I kinda hate that I'm leaving tomorrow because I won't be able to soak it all in. Am I crazy? Maybe just a little...Lisa, my friend from Santa Barbara Female Entrepreneurs thinks I'm nuts, but she is definitely right about this: I would not survive in cold weather! :)
Bear is definitely acting like a dog from the dog days of summer...but I'll cut him some slack, he is wearing a black fur coat after all! Poor guy hardly made it around the block this afternoon...
Wow, I think this has been the longest I've gone without blogging...and I missed it! Needless to say, it's been a whirlwind month of travel and it's not over til it's over. Mike and I will be traveling out of the country next week for some much needed R&R and to celebrate our birthdays and then I will be back to Charlotte...after that, things should settle down back into the old blogging groove :)
Time for a bit of housecleaning:
-I'm sure you noticed that my blog was down for the past week (due to hosting and server changes---breakups are just so hard!), which is also another reason why I haven't been blogging...but now, thanks to Annmarie at Into The Darkroom and their stellar team, my blog is back and running like never before.
-Because of the new server and hosting changes my email was down for a few days...if you sent an email and haven't heard back from me yet, please send another one and I'll respond ASAP!
-My new wedding website is currently in the making and should be due out in October---yay!!!! In the meantime, www.whitneyelizabethphoto.com is now redirected to here so potential clients be sure to email me here for portfolio links :)
-The Resource Room will return this Thursday PST, be sure to tune in ;)
OK, enough housecleaning, no one likes to clean anyway...when you fly as much as I do, you're bound to run into a few travel mishaps...Friday night my flight didn't make it to Santa Barbara due to weather, etc but fortunately I was able to get here on Saturday so that Mike and I could start celebrating his birthday! We had a super fun and relaxing day yesterday, which of course, just made Monday even more difficult to face, but it's all good! While I was gone, Mike essentially took over my business and accomplished so many things for me! All his hard work has earned him employee of the month, starting with a company lunch at The Burger Bus tomorrow :) Thanks Mike, I seriously-honestly-never-would've-gotten-it-all-stinkin'-done-without-you!!!! Wonder if that could fit on an employee of the month trophy? Hmm...
Anyway, Happy Birthday Mike!!! I love you :)
So be sure to leave my awesome husband some birthday love comments :)
Quick point and shoot image from breakfast yesterday...which was followed by a sun-filled beach bum day, movie and scrumptious dinner at our fave Italian joint in Santa Barbara.
So why was I gone again? Oh yeah, all the babies!!! First I had to bring Jackson back to NC...we miss him so much! Here is the new Snickers spokesman! He cracks me up :)
Benj was very interested in his new little sister and his baby girl cousin...he wasn't quite sure why they kept crying though....
Addison is two weeks younger than Molly and was still in the sleepy newborn stage when I left:
Molly looks like she could get up and walk any second now
The cutest cousins you ever did see (no, I'm not biased...nope, not at all...ok, maybe just a bit!)
And then, I got to meet up with my favorite girlfriends in Atlanta...check Alice's blog for pictures :)
Sooo, enough about me, what have you been up to??!
I photographed this little sweetie while I was in Charlotte this past weekend...enjoy this little *sneak peek*
While I am recovering from my marathon yesterday, I'm throwing up this fun little blog post....a full post with details of the marathon is coming soon! Hope everyone had a great Memorial Day weekend!!
A few months ago when I surprised my mom in Charlotte (you can read about it here), I did a cute portrait session of Baby R while I was in town and I'm finally blogging a few more images from her shoot...Baby R was such a cutie and so easy to work with :) Enjoy!
I cannot believe my marathon is in less than two weeks...yikes! It sounds pretty scary but I think I'm ready for it....well, all I can say is that I better be ready for it because it's right around the corner!!!
There's actually not too much going on out of the ordinary other than the fact that the road outside our house is being paved and it is SUPER loud...I can't even hear myself think...hmm, sometimes that's a good thing ;)
OK, time for my special announcement: I am holding children's photographic mini-sessions in Charlotte on Friday, June 5, 2009...WOOHOO! Exciting, I know! Mini-sessions are for 1-3 children, last about twenty minutes and are $175. All prints, albums, fine art canvases, note cards, mommy calling cards and other products will be available for purchase a la carte! Just give me a ring if you're interested in signing up!
Some of you may have already taken a quick glance at my children's site, and it's ALMOST finished. If you've ever put together a website (you photographers out there know what I'm talking about!), you know that it takes FORever to get everything pulled together, but it's almost ready to go live and I'm so excited :) Until then, this blog will be a catch-all for weddings, engagements and children's portraiture....along with random other tidbits about yours truly! But, that's not all....my wedding website is in the middle of a revamp and I CANNOT wait for everyone to see the new site...it's going to be so.much.better!!!!!! All in good time!
And since everyone knows blogging is uber boring without photos, without further ado:
Here is our darling little tomato plant, circa 4 weeks ago...she is now three times as tall and almost ready to harvest!
Here is our broccoli plant...it's now over a foot tall :)
Plants seem to grow at some kind of super, high speed photosynthesis rate out here...must be something in the water! :)
Happy Hump Day!