We are settling into the rhythm of Fall. This week was the first week that Nico’s soccer team was on “winter break”, so we had LITERALLY nothing we had to do. These kinds of weekends make me equal parts anxious and excited… anxious because I feel like there are things I am supposed to be doing. Excited because I have so many things I am going to get done.
For example, this weekend, I made apple sauce from the apples we picked and blueberry muffins (from the blueberries we picked during the summer). I also made Shepherd’s pie for dinner tonight and a kick ass slow cooker shredded pork dish for dinner last night. I made a serious dent in the laundry and caught a nap on both days. Of course, there is all the teaching stuff that I had planned to do, but somehow didnt have the time for it. 🙂
In other news, I have been booked for two weddings. As a photographer. Wait, what? What am I even talking about? I have been trying to breathe life into JBR Photography, whenever I am not teaching and doing the 23498723498 things it seems like we have to do. Back in the Spring and the Summer, I was bidding on smaller, one off jobs: someone needing photos for med school applications, someone needing photos of products for a website.
To be honest, I’ve been weary about shooting weddings. Mostly because the stakes are so high and I get nervous. An old friend from Tallahassee recently got engaged and was looking a photographer so I submitted a bid. One of my gym girlfriends also got engaged over the summer and was interested in whether I would be interested in shooting her wedding- but that is not till 2016. So I have time.
In an effort to take my photog game to the next level, I purchased a new Canon camera.
I thought about going with a Nikon- as it seems like a lot of the photographers that I know shoot with Nikons. However, I wanted to be able to use my current lenses. I’d been keeping my eye open for the Canon I got on eBay and Amazon. It is the lower end of the professional grade cameras- but I love it so far. I am definitely looking forward to shooting more when the quarter is over.