Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Recent happenings...

So. I had a good weekend. You?

Just a few things I should update you on, probably.

I shot my first wedding this past Saturday. Thoughts? Hmm. Well, for one, it was not STRESSFUL, necessarily, but just... exhausting. I was so exhausted, i think i am still recovering. I had an issue with my camera battery which has never happened before (thankful for an extra battery, a battery charger, and a second shooter, or i would've been in TROUBLE!). Other than that, everything went okay. I am slowly going through my pictures, and... well... they're not terrible. But they're not my best. And it's a wedding, so... i kind of wish they were.

And I forgot things you shouldn't forget... things i NEVER forget on regular shoots... like don't place people in front of ugly brick, place them in front of pretty trees instead... yeah, basics like that. I also apparently forgot how to pose people... i look back at my pictures and go, "Why is he standing like that?! Why didn't i tell her to put her bouquet down?!" Some of the mistakes i made are things that most people wouldn't notice, but that people who are into photography or even who aren't but have an eye for it WOULD notice. And that kind of stinks, because people like that will be seeing these!

But it was a great learning experience. At first I said i didn't really want to do it again, but now I am finding myself wanting to give it another try! I want a second chance to do it better! :)

All of that being said, i still got some good shots, and I know the bride will be happy. Which is truly what matters, you know?

She is too cute, by the way...

And i absolutely fell in love with this little doll... 

I mean, seriously, how sweet is this?!

So i guess the bottom line is... it was hard, it was exhausting, I'm glad I did it, it was fun, and i MIGHT, MAYBE, POSSIBLY would do it again! Ha! 

But there are other things to discuss!!

Today was the much anticipated much nerve-wracking OBGYN appointment. I was so nervous. Brad came with me; i have never had him come with me before. I was prepared for her to say I needed to lose more weight before she would consider moving on to tests/treatments/etc. If she had said that, I had decided it would be time to go to a specialist. But i didn't want that to happen; i would rather continue going to her! I LOVE HER! (If you are new to this blog & just read this paragraph & have no idea what is going on, just read this.)

Anyway, she was SUPER sweet & didn't mention weightloss (except to say i had done well...yay, me!). I am at a point where i still don't know if i want to just tell ALL THE GORY DETAILS on my blog, so for now, let's just say... we're moving forward. I have an ultrasound scheduled, i have to get a little lab work done, and then i will be starting clomid with my next cycle. (I guess I just told you the gory details anyway, didn't i?!)

Please please pray for me! I am telling you... i was so nervous about this appointment. I didn't know what she would say. I found this verse last night & have been holding on to it.

This morning I woke up to, not one, but THREE messages from friends saying they were praying for me. THREE! One who said she got up early to pray for me! WHAT?! One who prayed for me through email - as in typed out a prayer! And then another few texts! I felt SO loved & am so thankful. Please continue to pray for me... mainly that clomid WORKS. It doesn't work for everyone, and i am afraid it won't work for me... but i am PRAYING it WILL work for me. And i know my friends who are now on to IUI's & IVF will pray it works, too... nobody who has been through it wants others to have to keep going through this nonsense! :(

Anyway. Please pray for me. That they find nothing else wrong with me & that clomid works. AMEN.

Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers them OUT OF THEM ALL. Standing on that today.

I feel like there was something else to tell you, but now that i have talked about weddings & infertility (do those things even belong in the same post?!), I can't think of anything else. Except BED. BEDTIME. I'm sleepy.

Night all!


  1. Fingers and toes (and eyes) crossed for you and Brad!

  2. First of all, GREAT pictures. You have such talent! Secondly, regarding your appointment...YAYYYY!!!! I have such hope for you! Here's a verse that came to mind:

    "For in this hope we were saved. Now hope that is seen is not hope. For who hopes for what he sees? But if we hope for what we do not see, we wait for it with patience." -Romans 8:24-25

    I just said a prayer for you, and will continue to do so.

  3. glad your appointment went well! Praying that Clomid will help you guys, and that you will be given peace every step of the way. Love you!

  4. The pictures are SUPER cute! Seriously, I love the one of the bride kissing the little girl out of the window. Great job!! You are definitely talented.

    PRAYERS ascending for you for sure!!!!

  5. Glad things are moving forward... I'm praying for you, every day I'm praying for you :) xoxo

  6. praying for you friend. <3 i know that as long as you'er taking steps forward that gets better.

    and hey - i've been asked to shoot a wedding and i'm still NERVOUS about actually saying YES! so good for you for stepping out of your comfort zone and getting some good pictures!

  7. I just love the photo in the car! I think it's adorable, and I'm sure your bride must feel the same way.

    And just out of curiosity, what doctor are you using? I really like mine, but he no longer delivers babies, so I know eventually I'll need to be looking for a new one.


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