3 Mobile Monday's in 1 post: 3 is perfection for a reason

I am embarrassed that its taken me three weeks to get a Mobile Monday post up.  But the reality is that its been a crazy three weeks.  This is our first official wedding season with a full time photographer and season senior is heating up, all things we prayed and hoped for BUT never anticipated actually happening.  At any rate, needless to say we are busy.  Busier then we've ever been.  Busier than when I worked for "the man" but loving every second of it.  So along the way some things get dropped, and unfortunately this Monday timeline doesn't always make the cut.  However, I am grateful to those of you who take the time to read this and who enjoy our quirky adventures... thanks for continuing to come back!

earlier in the month, I got to assist at a wedding.  It was so much fun.  I love assisting because it takes so much of the pressure off.  You want to do well for your first shooter, but it allows you the opportunity to try and do and experiment with things that you often don't have time for when the pressure is one you.  At this particular wedding I got the opportunity to practice lighting and learned Kelvin Scale.. which means I never shoot AUTO White Balance and can always custom it for what I am needing to do on site.  May not seem like a big deal, but red, nasty skin tones are a thing of my past!  I was so excited to learn this and so thankful to my friend Taleisha for teaching me.  Above the actual Kelvin scale that explains light temperature and a picture straight out of camera with my lesson applied.

dont know if you heard the good news yet OR NOT but my great and dear friend Karen Stott of Karen Stott Photography is bringing her incredible Pusuit 31 Retreat to Seattle and I get the joy of co-hosting alongside her.  Pursuit 31, based around the Proverbs 31 woman is a photography workshop for the Christian woman who is looking for a little balance in her life.  Its  2 day event, the first covering business and workflow and the second a full on stylized shoot.  Because Im hosting I got to help contribute to the themes and ideas and I chose CANDYLAND! Above the inspiration boards AND a few fun finds while Ike and I were on vacation celebrating our 4 year anniversary.

Below:  Isaiah and I spent our 4th anniversary weekend in Boise with one of my closest friends and brides, Annie.  She and her husband hosted us like royalty as we took a break from our life here in WA and escaped to the country.  We had such a blast hanging with Annie and Aaron and loved having the weekend off.  Below our trip in pictures.

Came home from Boise and hosted our first ever Mentorship session with Justin from Austin TX.  Justin was with us for just over 3 days learning about posing, lighting, composition and editing and has been booking sessions ever since he left!  He rocked it out while he was here and we are so thrilled to follow him on his adventures!  Check back soon to see and read about Justin's visit and mentorship.  ooooh and the workbook, so legit!  Justin pictured to the right in his own personal photo session.

Senior Sessions have begun and we are rock rock rocking.  One of the first of the year was inspired by Alice and Wonderland the move.  We set up a magical tea party at Pt. Defiance and had a blast!  It was our very first themed session and was soooo exciting.

AND the Tweet Toffee for our packaging came.  This is VERY exciting news.  Trust me especially if your a client.

we are gearing up for the Wedding Preview Event.  I will be blogging about that VERY soon too! :)  Its going to be spectacular!

last week was one of the biggest this little gingerbread house has seen.  Lots of music, lots of ladies, lots of laughter, lots of oreo cookies and one very sweet man who selflessly moved through it all.  My friend Melinda was in town hosting her DreamGirlz Gathering and stayed with us alongside 3 of her team members.  It was so much fun having all the ladies here, laughing, crying, encouraging and building eachother up. It was a JUMBO sleepover that led to the actual Pajama Jam for girls 8-18 last Friday night.  I was so encouraged and inspired- excited and happy to be a part.  It took me 6 days to deflate the air and 5 days to come down from the high of the event.  We stayed up nearly 35 hrs straight just being girls and it was SO much fun!  Throughout the week, I got the opportunity to show the ladies what makes Seattle so cool, which includes 1. LHP (they all got their own photo sessions 2.) Me  3.) Yellow Leaf Cupcakes 4.) the Space Needle 5.) everything else!  This place rocks!

To this day, I miss these girls terribly.  They took my week and shook up my world.  They taught me about grace, selflessness and just spending sweet time in the spirit.  On Monday we were strangers, today we are sisters and I am so thankful.

Thanks for stopping by!  Until next time.

XO