August Awesomeness

Can you believe my oldest turned 12 last weekend!!  I am a mix of sad and excited about it.  I have enjoyed watching him grow up, and I feel like the next few years are going to be a big deal for all of us.  This year he will be in the "Youth Group" at our church.  It seems like a big deal to me.  We have been at the church for a little over 5 years and we have watched several kids join the youth and then go on to be college students.  It goes by in a flash.  Savor that baby drool and poopie diapers - okay maybe not those - because it goes by way too fast.  I am not trying to be a big baby about it, but when I sit and think about it I get a little sad.  But, I am just thankful I have Zayd'n and Sevyn, and I am going to do my best to capture as much of their life as I can.

Last week I started this breakout from Clickin Moms (clinkinmoms.com) called Light Seekers.  It is only $50, and you get a giant PDF, several pullback videos, and all kinds of awesome stuff.  My favorite part has been the Periscope sessions and screen shares with Liz LaBianca.  She is a talented photographer in Texas, and I have been in awe of her work ever since I came across her Facebook page.  Liz and four other incredible photographers took the time to put this breakout together, and I feel like it is going to change my photography forever.  I am so grateful for it.  Guys, if you are a photographer learning the light, this is a MUST HAVE.  The last few days I have been playing around with light.  I haven't done anything artistic or game changing, but I am trying to pay more attention to shadows and the way light hits the skin.  Anyway....here is just a glimpse into our past week.  

I hope that all of you are getting into the groove of back-to-school.  It has been a wild week for us, but a good one.

Love, Val