My beautiful Bebo is getting married. I'm pleased, and a bit shocked, how in just a blink of an eye she has grown up to a beautiful woman who will be getting married this July. Time really does fly by so fast.
Maureen was my first niece. I was 13 when my sister announced that she was pregnant and I thought it was the worst idea I had ever heard. Looking back I'm not sure why I was so against it (though I'm thinking my 13 year old self thought it meant I was going to "lose" my big sister) but as my mother and I drove to San Diego to meet the baby for the first time I vehemently announced that I would NEVER be called Aunt Amy never! I just hated the whole idea and I was quite sure the whole mess would end badly.
Well, that thinking lasted as long as it took to hold Maureen in my arms for the first time. In a second I was in love with this amazing pink and beautiful creature (even when she threw up in my mouth) and I found being an Aunt was the best idea ever! So glad they thought of it. I have love for many children in my life but there is something about the flesh of your flesh that is such an amazing connection.
That day I fell in love with being an Aunt and now my many Nephew and Nieces are the jewels of my life. I treasure each and every one of them. I have around 16 or so now (I lose count) and I LOVE being called Aunt and insit that each and everyone of them always use my title that I love and am so proud of.
Maureen was my first model. I used to spend half my paycheck going to Mervyn's to get a cute outfit for our latest "photoshoot" and lucky for me she was a ham and would pose for hours. She has grown into a beautiful, loving woman and I'm so proud of her.
It's a good thing to have an Aunt who's a wedding photographer when your planning a wedding. ;) I couldn't be more thrilled that I will be there when Maureen marries her love Tom.
And in the blink of an eye I suppose I will get to see if I like being a great Aunt too.
No rush of course but this time I know I'm gonna love it. ;)
2009 was an amazing year for me as I was able to explore my long held dream of photography. Before I was quite ready to handle it I had more clients than I could count! How wonderful to finally explore my dream.
I counted and realized I shot over 14 weddings and too many sessions to count. I have grown as a photographer and person and am grateful for the experience.
As amazing as the experience has been it has been effecting the amount of time I have to spend with my family, especially my son. I can either have photography or I can have a life.
So with a happy heart I have closed Elmwood Court Photography and am spending time with my family.
Thank you to all my clients for an amazing year and for letting me be a part of your special moments.
Although I may still be posting sessions they are only for my family and friends and I thank you for your interest but I am no longer accepting clients with no exceptions.
Thank you again,