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June 20, 2013  -  Engagements

julie + nick

Rich tells me I need to be online more - I need to write more on the blog, I need to be on facebook, twitter, instagram; he says I need more of a presence online. We often come across people who assume Rich is the photographer, and I'm the wife who tags along and assists. And he thinks people have that impression because I'm not an overly public photographer - I don't spend my time on facebook chatting up other photographers, wedding industry peeps and brides. I don't constantly post pictures of our kids or dog or sunsets or food or tweet about our fabulous lifestyle. Because the truth is, our lifestyle isn't all that fabulous. I'm pretty excited, on any given day, if I've showered. I usually have spitup on my shoulder or wet cheerios stuck to my shirt. I'm not jet setting to the Caribbean one weekend, the French countryside the next. Once a week, I get to be at a fabulous event - the rest of the time, I'm trying to figure out when I'll find the time to lose 10 pounds or clean our house or finish any of the 100 projects I have started.

And while it always irks me when someone asks how long I've been helping my husband or compliments a photo of mine on facebook by complimenting Rich, I'm just not an online type of girl. No one wants to hear another mom yapping about kids that they can't relate to, and if I'm not shooting, that's what I am - a mom. I don't have deep observations about life and love - I think you should try to be happy and try to make the people you love happy. I'm not witty enough for twitter. I'm just me, and my photos are probably far more interesting than anything I actually have to say, so when I pull up the blog and see a couple like Julie and Nick staring at me, I get so overwhelmed about writing something.

I mean, look at these two. They are so perfectly in love and comfortable with each other - nothing I could type could even come close to being as interesting as they are. So, I want to write nothing, but Rich says we can't write nothing, so I'm writing about writing nothing, but that's still writing, right? I'll take it as a yes. :)

We shot Julie + Nick's portraits a few weeks ago and they were absolutely lovely people, even in the miserably cold rain we found ourselves in. And we shot their stunning wedding this past weekend, and I can't stop peering over Rich's shoulder as he begins editing because I'm so excited to share all of the lovely things we've been shooting lately. But to share more, I have to blog more and get over this mental block I have about being online. So, hopefully with more blogging will come more things to say. And if not, I suppose I can always just talk about the baby who is currently in my scanner. Welp, I gotta go.
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