spring break without the camera

Some of the  joys of being married to my school teacher husband are the many vacations he gets.  This week, Alan is on spring break! We have a whole luxurious week to spend together as a family, catching up and reconnecting.  We also have plenty of time to do some –ahem– less pleasant jobs…such as taxes and wheel alignments.

This week, I am letting the housework go, just enough to savor this time with my most important people.  The laundry really can wait and those dust bunnies aren’t going anywhere.  I am not making fancy meals and were are reveling in leftovers and a few out-to-eat meals.

I am also taking a vacation from my camera, which tends to dominate the scene here in our house sometimes, driving people crazy in the process. As much as I love to capture those moments on film, I love even more to live in the moment and just take it all in–without having to worry about editing or getting that perfect shot.

Speaking of my camera, it is the focus of something new in my life: a desire to pursue a portrait photography business from home.  As much as I dislike anything business and am not known for my tech savvy, I do love to take photos of people.  So I am giving it a shot and setting up a studio in my house this week.  Details to come!

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  1. this is great news Lisa! I have two friends who have undertaken similar ventures, and would be happy to get you in touch with them if you ever have any questions about getting started. you can visit their websites at ingmanphotography.com and deweesphotography.com! can’t wait to see how the studio comes along!

  2. happy spring break! you’re right, (unfortunately) the dust bunnies and the laundry won’t go anywhere but *that* moment right there, it’s amazing and perfect and meant to be lived in! i, too, tend to drive everyone absolutely buts with the camera so i totally and completely appreciate the determination you have to have to step way back from the camera! having said that, i think your business is going to be 100% fab and i can’t wait to be a costumer!!!

  3. lisa – i feel like i may have already gave you this link, but check out http://www.manicmother.com She’s a stay at home momma that loves photography and has made a business for herself through pictures. her blog is fantastic and she blogs about how to take really great photos and hold contests.

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