Last night when I was in bed, I was thinking about how much my life had changed in the past 3.5 years. I went from being a workaholic single mom to a stay at home married mom of 2. This hasn’t been easy for me, for many reasons. One being that I have always had a job ever since I was 15. So to be home and depend on your hubby to bring in the mula, is a tough pill to swallow. I wanted to do something for our family and start a business, a business that is really difficult to start, because let’s face it there is nothing there is nothing easy about starting a cleaning business, or at least that’s what my experience was. To me it was more than just starting a business it was more than that, to me it was going to be a business that would change the way people look at janitors. My respect goes out to all the janitors in world, it’s one of the hardest jobs out there. I began the process, I started it up, I networked, I cold called, I had business cards made, I made a website, I had a tax ID Number, I had insurance, I even got a couple of cleaning jobs. For one whole year I spent  long days, and hours and hours on trying to get it off the ground. I reached a point after many tears that this just wasn’t a part of God’s plan for me. You see, I believe that God has a plan for each and everyone of us, so I had to accept that there was a higher power dictating what I was supposed to do. HE just had a better plan for me. I had to let it go, and there I was feeling like a failure, because I had to give up on something that I had invested so much of my time in, I had given up on something that I felt so passionate about. But I kept telling myself, stop feeling sorry for yourself and this song’s line kept coming to mind “if at first you don’t succeed, get up and try again” (I am sure I could have used better quotes, but hey I happened to like that song.)

Then I saw the light!

That is when I decided after having a couple of different part time jobs that, I needed to be my own boss and do something that I felt really happy doing, something that didn’t feel like ‘work’, so my husband suggested photography. I loved photography, I took photography in high school, why not?! I was like ok, let’s do it, let’s see what happens, started to put together a portfolio of things I had done in the past and put out an ad on Craigslist and BOOM, I booked my first wedding. I was so pumped, that I someone picked me to be their wedding photographer. Thank GOD for that couple who believed in me and my abilities. I was then a nervous wreck, I was scared,  I didn’t want to disappoint them, so with that being said I shot like 2K photos on their wedding day. I know, right!…ALOT… I wanted to make sure I got really good photos. They loved my photos, I gave them about 600 photos, more than what they wanted, more like 500 more than what they wanted. They were so happy, they loved my photos, and I was so proud of myself. That was the best feeling ever, I did something so special for them, something that will las them forever, I captured a truly special moment for them, a special moment that they will be able to look back at and smile. I had found my calling, I have found my calling! I love what I do, how many of you can say them same, if you can than you have found your calling, if you can’t then keep looking, you’ll find it.

God Bless all of you!

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I want to start out by saying that I have lived in Minnesota for 7 years now and I have gone every year since I lived here. I love the fair! It’s fun, it’s full of things to do, it’s full of things to eat and drink, it’s simply amazing. Here a couple of photos I took, because I wanted to share this great experience with you, internet.

Enjoy!

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How I loved spending time with my family. I am so sad they had to leave, but I had a blast with them. Here are a couple of pictures of our time together, before they had to head back to New Jersey.

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Take a moment today and think of what really matters. I think of this everyday and I thank God every day of my life, for having blessed me with such a great family. I am always aware of how lucky I am to have them in my life, without them I wouldn’t be who I am. They make me whole! When I have a really bad day and I feel like coming home and crying all I have to do is look at them and I am instantly reminded that God brought me into their lives for a reason and that they are my happiness. Nothing else matters as long as I have them. My husband Bryce + my son Aiden +my little princess Junieth = my happiness! So remember take a moment and think about the truly important things in life and enjoy them everyday as if tomorrow will never come. Happy Friday and enjoy your weekend!

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This weekend I met a really great couple, who are very much in love. Their love is noticeable miles away, the way he looks at her and the way she smiles when he looks at her it just make me smile, too. I love what I do, because I get to see beautiful couples who love each other very much and get to captures those smiles, kisses, hugs and laughs.

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I love summer!

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I have found myself reading a lot and let me tell you I have missed it so much. The last time I picked up a book and lost myself in it, was May of 2010. Yes, that’s right over 2 years, sad I know. I can’t believe it’s been that long, but between getting married and having a new born I just felt like I never had the time. But, who am I kidding, I am sure I could have found some time, but hey that’s why excuses where invented, so we can use them, duh! :-)

My aunt in law was getting rid of some stuff and in the box of stuff were some books. I picked a book started to read it, and couldn’t put it down until I finished it. I loved it!  So this inspired me to start a summer reading list. I have so far read “House Rules by Jodi Picoult” and next is “Odd Thomas by Dean Koontz”. I will update you on the books I read this summer and if you have any suggestions please let me know. I want to read at least 50 books this summer. I can do this! I love to read! Happy reading my fellow bloggers.

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We just want to have fun and have some food in our tummies! (in case you’re wondering this is how we get when we don’t get fed.)

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This weekend was the weekend to transform our front garden that we had been neglecting for 2.5 years now. The reason why it had been neglected for so long was because neither of us had the experience nor the will to take on such a task. I wanted our front yard to look great, but we didn’t want to pay a pro-landscaping company to do our little garden area. The other option was for us to tackle it ourselves, and we both kinda just put if off. Until we both had enough of all of our neighbors yards looking great and ours being the shabby not-so-great-looking yard. I started to seek opinions and ideas from everyone I knew. I dragged my so kind sister in law whom surprised us at Home Depot while we were picking out our plants to bring home. She was such a great resource, she knows a lot about plants and gardening, bless her heart. Thanks Kelly! You are great!

When we got all of our plants home it was time to see where all of our plants should go. I took this task on and let me tell you since we got so many free Day Lillies, I will be the house known as the ‘Day Lillies House’ on the block. I went from having a big bush of Day Lilies to have a “linear cluster of Day Lillies.”(My husbands reaction to my work of art.) I didn’t have any idea as to what goes where so I was willing to just wing it. And the final product of all that hard work this weekend, paid off. We think it looks great, and you know what, even if it doesn’t we get an A for effort. LOL. This weekend was so much fun, but let me tell you every single muscle in my body is sore, from all the work. I think this means I am extremely out of shape and maybe I should start hitting up the gym soon, or at least go for walks or something. I have posted some pictures of our hard work, let me know if you have any ideas or opinions on what we should add/remove to our garden. I love feedback good or bad. Cheers to our newly found gardening skills. What! Whaat!

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Lately I have been spending a TON of time in front of my oh’ so awesome computer. I have a conflict with this though, I don’t really want to spend all that time marketing, emailing, socializing, etc…It’s driving me crazy! I feel like I have so much to do and not enough time in the day to do it all. But I have found the perfect end to my Friday, a bottle of wine and my wonderful husband (who is sitting directly across from me as I write) whom I have missed so much this whole week. So cheers to the end of a crazy, overworked week. And remember no matter how hard it may seem at times your loved ones will always make you happy, NOT the wine 😉

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