I am the first to admit it- craft wise, I've been a bit of a slacker this month. Spring is always such a fun time, when the world around us is waking up. It's also the time when my second life comes to the front, and takes over.
Several years ago, I discovered that I loved taking pictures. Love, love, love it. And last year, after doing my own children's portraits for school, I started hearing the question, "Will you do mine...?"
With a bundle of nerves (will they like it? will I flop? will they suck horribly?), I stepped off a platform, and started to advertise to family and friends that I would take photos. Last fall, I did 9 photo shoots, which wasn't much, but fall in Michigan is cold, and the weather is temperamental. I only do outdoor shoots, as I have no studio, and none of the fancy equipment that a studio requires for lighting issues.
Now, though, with Spring here, I've been busy advertising myself, and scheduling and doing photo shoots. Well, shoot. I've done one so far this spring, and have a few more booked.
I still love crafting, and will still make time to sneak projects in weekly, and will still be running this blog, but I wanted to explain why I've only posted a few projects so far for April.
Here are some photos of my last shoot, which was of my daughter, Raegan. She's not the girly girl type, and refers to these shoots as "Raegan Barbie Day", but she loves how they turn out, and in turn, I get some referral help through her friends, who all want great photos, as well.
So, that's what I do when I'm not crafting. I tote my camera around, and take pictures. Now, I'm hoping to earn some money doing it. So I can buy more fun craft stuff. So I don't put us in the poor house crafting. :p