Tuesday, May 29, 2012

What a character.

Anytime I need a smile or laugh I look at this picture:


Works every. single. time.  I love this girl.  What a goof. We are so blessed to have her.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The big change

Remember that big change I talked about a while ago??  Well, its here, ready to be made public....

I quit my full time job, and started a real, full fledged photography business!!!!  Yikes.

It all started back in Decemberish when I had to make the decision whether or not I wanted to return to work in February when my mat leave ended.  I knew I couldn't go back.  There was no way I could leave Hadley everyday.  I just couldn't.  But we needed supplemental income.  You see, Dman works during the summer, but take away tuition and books off of his income and we aren't left with a whole lot.  And student loans aren't that hefty when one is "only" in a bachelors degree program.  So, after much prayer and deliberation, we decided that I would go ahead with making my hobby into a real business.  That meant A LOT of work.

We developed the basement and I now have a real studio!!  (pics to come later)
I have been getting a ton of training from world class photographers.
I created a website and new branding.
Registered my business.
And created a whole new business structure and prices that aren't a shot in the dark.....they are prices based on cost and work.  

Seriously, it has been SO MUCH WORK. We are absolutely beat around here.  No energy left.  But I will muster it because bring on the clients!!!  Here's hoping anyway! Yikes.

I have so many emotions about it.  Overall is excitement.  But there is a lot of apprehension mixed in too.  What if I don't succeed?  We invested SOOOO much money into the business, how could I live with myself if I can't make it back?  Not to mention how embarrassing......photography is a tough one cause it is a subjective art.  My style might not be your style, and so my style is left to people's judgements....and people can be harsh.  Have I said yikes yet??  SO NERVOUS!!

Anyway.......my new website is  www.leahkarchphotography.com . Head on over and check it out. Especially because I am having a GIVEAWAY!!!  All you have to do is "like" Leah Karch Photography on facebook and you will be entered to win!

I appreciate everyone's support in this.  I NEED it!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Mommy wow, I'm a big girl now!

Its been a while.  A long while.  I have completely fallen off the blogging train.  We are just sooooo stinkin' busy around here.  So this video is a month old but I thought it is too cute not to share, and I figured its about time I do a Hadley update.

Here is our little munchkin all grown up and using a fork!!!  Picked it up in a day and hasn't looked back since!

Other facts about Hadley at 15 months:

-goes up and down slides all by herself!! And says "weeee" on the way down. Talk about a 'oh my gosh my baby isn't a baby moment'!
-Screams "dad" when he gets home and runs to the door in excitement
-Laces her own shoes.......she pulls the laces out and then will sit and lace them right back up...perfectly too...no joke
-Is constantly bringing me her shoes to go outside
-Waves and says hi to everyone, everywhere we go
-Waves her doll's hand and says hi for her doll

She is such an independent little girl.  Will walk off anywhere all by herself.  But she listens well so when I say come back or hold my hand, she usually obeys.  And she is turning into quite the little daddy's girl.  Its pretty cute.  And Dman loves it.

That's our Hads right now.  Growing and developing faster than I can keep up!