I will make this quick for you all. Mostly because I'm in Lethbridge right now at my mom and dad's and we've been super busy. We shot a beautiful wedding in Canmore last weekend which turned out to be a little soggy but ultimately fantastic. I can't WAIT to put up some photos. I think we have some new favourites. Then last night we went out with a very fun couple and did their engagement photos against a dark and clouded sky. She had the most amazing flaming red, curly hair. Making for some fantastic pictures. Again, I can't wait to get home to edit them. Dustin is threatening to go out and purchase a macbook pro. The only problem with that.... is we need some funds. Sorry D.
Thanks for being patient with us as we work out the kinks to our website. It's on it's way. We are wanting the domain to redirect from emblem.uber.com to emblemphotography.com
which is now working (YAY!) but only if you drop the www.
Dustin thinks if we give it a little bit more time and fiddling both should work. He's still a bit frustrated because the site is not what we really wants but we just don't have the time right now to build what we want. But, it works for now.
Can you all give us a bit of feedback on it. Is is loading decently? Does it take forever? Are the pictures saturated enough? I mean most of that stuff has to do with your own computers but if the majority of you are having to wait more then 20 seconds for the page to load then we need to change something.
I'm still in awe at how this has sort of fallen into our laps. People are booking almost daily now. 2009 is already starting to book up. We're signing up today for the September trade show here in Lethbridge and are super excited about that. I almost feel like the momentum we've got going now can't be stopped. More than anything I love that Dustin and I get to do this together. I LOVE THAT! I love that when I get a little nervous before the weddings as I always do I look over at him and he holds my hand and reminds me that we love this and to enjoy it. I love feeling his comforting presence there across the room all the time. It's like a date and we get to make money from it! I love that he's been keeping me grounded and reminding me why we're doing this. And I love that the more we get into this, the more I love it. And it's not just the photography I love. I love being with the people. I love hearing their stories, I love watching them come alive in front of the camera. I love discovering how I can help them discover that. The more we do this, the more I realise that even more important than the skill of taking pictures is the skill of working with people. Most people just aren't comfortable in front of a camera and need direction and encouragement to be themselves. This is my favourite part.
Anywhoozle, listen to me go on and on after I said I'd keep it short. We'll be home on Sunday and then I'm pretty sure I'll be up all night editing pictures. Which is also a favourite part of photography for me. They just look so pretty after playing with them.
So.... photoganza soon to come.
Thanks to you all for sticking with us through this crazy time.
Summerland.....we miss you!