New Years Eve 28 days from a due date and with a sweet two year old buddy at home aren't quite as exciting as they used to be:)  A quiet evening at home catching up on our netflix is just what we need after surviving the crazy wedding season we had and the overwhelming(in a good way) holidays.  Joe has been off work this week and we have begun 'Operation: Baby Mode' and have been getting our much neglected home to-do list accomplished.  Sweet baby boy #2's mom is not quite as on the ball as I was with sweet baby #1 Sharpe!  His poor room is not even about finished and we have yet to round up all the baby items that are sprinkled all around our attic and all over the county at friends and relative's houses.  Not to mention the ole "my house must be spotless and the carpet cleaners have to come, and the garage has to be cleaned out and the windows washed...and all the 10 thousand things I wanted to get done this year now have to get done in the next 3 weeks" list.  We are getting there, just at a snails pace!  Joe is a saint, because since we have waited so long, I am pretty much zero help...I can't even put on my shoes!  Excited to have him home a few more days to knock some of this stuff out.

As I have been thinking about our year, I can't wait to make our annual year-end post-but that will probably be later this week or early next.  Need to round up our favorite images and really reflect on all of our blessings.  I have, though,  been meaning to post these particular photos for forever as a sorta "before and after" and today was the perfect day because these two celebrated their anniversary.  9 years ago today I shot my best friends wedding.  My sweet friends Teresa and Paul were married on the florida coast after an 11 day engagement(if I remember correctly) and I drove down to be with them on their very special day.  As I look at these photos, quite honestly they crack me up-in the sweetest way possible...but at the same time I absolutely adore them .  They are a reminder of why I love what I do.  I love being with two people in love on one of the most important days of their life and capturing that raw emotion.  I loved it then.  I love it now.  They are also a reminder, especially at the ending of a year and the beginning of a new one to never give up on chasing those big dreams. I don't think even in this moment with them on a beach I could imagine where I would be today in my photography journey.  The "photographer" in me cringes at my lack of photo knowledge in these photos, but the "storyteller" in me loves them as much as any photo I take today.  Thanks, Teresa, for reminding me of these images and for being such a trusting and supportive friend all of these years!  Happy 9th anniversary!

Workshop Update:

Love taking pictures??  Want to do a better job capturing your sweet family/friends/vacations with that new DSLR you may have gotten for Christmas or have just had for  forever, but definitely don't know how to use?  There are a few spots left in my workshop which is NEXT SATURDAY, Jan 11 at 9am at our home studio in downtown Concord.  Tuition is $175 and I would love to have you!  Email me for more info: lindseyleelancaster@gmail.com

Happy New Year!

 

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