I’ve transitioned from a splash page to more of a blog-site system, so now you can find new posts by going directly to shelbylane.net. Please update your bookmarks and your subscriptions… I’ve been on and off bed rest so I am really hoping to get back to blogging regularly. The photographers blog will stay where it is, but we’re getting a new portfolio site up and running (hopefully) today.
Since I am banned from shooting full sessions for the next little while (I’ve been on and off bedrest due to pregnancy complications), I decided to use this time for some housekeeping. So, I’ll be updating the site and moving some things around for the next few weeks. Please bear with me during the transition!
If you need me, you can contact me from the studio site (link above in the toolbar) or through email at info at shelbylane dot net.
One of my goals this year is to document my family. Wait, wasn’t that my resolution last year? Well this year, I resolve to do better, and I have a plan. I’m participating in Project 365, where the goal is to take one picture a day, every day of the year. Here’s one from a few days ago (of my almost-8-year-old who just recently decided he loves to read):
Okay, so I’m about a month late with this, but Happy 2010! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season.
I know some of you have been wondering “Will she ever blog again?” Things have been busy busy busy for us over the past few months. Yes, I will blog your sessions, those of you who have been waiting. I promise. But I have been much more interested in getting things mailed out to people than I have been with updating the blog.
So here’s the latest news. At the end of 2009/beginning of 2010 I…
1) Married an amazing man, who I thank God for every day.
2) Gained two more children, bringing our combined total to 4, and a tiny dog.
3) Started graduate school again, working on a master’s in American History. Why? So someday I can teach at the college level, if I want to. And because I love school and I’ve missed learning about things other than photography.
4) Had the flu. Twice.
5) Began renovating a home to sell, and packing to move out of the one I have lived in for the past year, and started looking for a new one with Dave that’s big enough for our family.
So, needless to say, we have a lot going on here. After reading all that, I’m sure that no one will be surprised that I’m taking a break from portrait sessions for the next few months so that we can get settled, because I just can’t keep up with everything. Those of you who are already scheduled know that you’re on my calendar, no matter what, but I’m not taking any more bookings for the next few months. For those of you who haven’t ordered yet or who haven’t paid for their orders in full, I’ll be taking orders and finalizing payments until February 23rd. After that, the studio computer is coming down for the move, and I won’t be digging into the archives and processing orders until we’re permanently settled again.
I’ll try and get some past sessions up between now and then, and I’ll do some personal blogs, too, so you can keep up with what’s going on in our lives. Until next time, here are some pictures from our honeymoon in New Orleans.
And my sweet little husband on Facebook:
Just a quick holiday update: for those of you who are waiting on orders from last month, I am shipping some today and the rest tomorrow. I am still waiting on the final round of holiday cards, but they should be here early this week. Once I double check that everything is there, I will ship them out to you. Please make sure I have your correct mailing address on file so they don’t end up delayed in shipping — or worse, in someone else’s hands!
Yes, I am still here! Please bear with me as we get the portrait site updated! We’ll have a new and improved site up in a few weeks, just in time for Christmas vacation.
Another birthday! We’ve had several of our babies turn 1 recently… I should be used to it by now, but it seems like time always moves too quickly with these little ones. I had a tough time narrowing down my “must share” images from Seth’s session because there were so many that I absolutely loved. Thank you, Seth, for being such a fun little guy. And thank you, big brother Noah, for helping out at the session. I feel so fortunate to have been able to watch you two grow and get to know your amazing parents.
I can’t believe Miss Sophia is 1! For her birthday session, we traveled to the McNay Art Museum. After a morning of heavy cloud cover, the sun came out just in time for us to capture some beautiful shots. Happy Birthday, beautiful Sophia!
Only two weeks left to take advantage of our digital sale!
I have had several people from LONG ago email me, and if you haven’t heard back from me yet, I am still going through the archives to see what I still have for your sessions.
Several of you have also said that you’d like to pay by check, and that is absolutely fine! BUT, I need to receive those checks by September 1st. I’ll let you know as soon as I get them in the mail, so if you haven’t gotten a confirmation from me, I haven’t received your check. Thanks!