Thankful

I am feeling loved this morning. I finally set up my Dee Perrin Photography & Design facebook page last night and then had to beg for “Likes” from people so I could get my much nicer looking url set up (facebook.com/deeperrinphotography). For some stupid reason, Facebook requires you to have at least 25 Likes before you can change the url from their standard string of numbers and letters. In less than an hour I had the required 25, and was able to make the change. Thanks to all of you who helped out. I’m well beyond the 25 now, and it makes my heart happy.

As far as photography goes, I’m still feeling like a tiny little fish in a very big ocean. I’m learning so much and constantly improving my skills, but there is so much more that I feel like I’ll never know it all. It is taking a lot of time and a lot of effort. It is all worth it though when I realize just how much fun I’m having. I finally feel like I’m doing something that I’m meant to do. I know I’ll never make millions, but I feel like I’m being led in this direction for some reason.

A couple of weeks ago, I finally got a chance to do a newborn photo session. Little Ryker was just over 2 weeks old and we had quite a time trying to get him into that nice, deep sleep that allows posing. Finally, after a couple of nursing sessions with Mama, he gave in and I was able to get some great shots of him.  This one in particular has gotten a lot of comments from friends and family.

Ryker - Newborn Photo Session
Then last weekend, I got to do a 1-Year session for Levi and Joseph, who were the first babies (outside of my own family) that I ever photographed. I think the first session with them was when they were around 6 weeks old and I can’t believe how fast they have grown up! We did a fun cake smash session at a local park and had a great time!

Levi - Cake Smash 1 Year Photo Session

Joseph - 1 Year Cake Smash Photo Session

I just realized neither one of them looks very happy in these photos, but I assure you they were! They were just too busy eating that cake!

After every session that I do, I come home exhausted and tremendously happy that I get to do this thing. I’m so thankful for the bonus that finally allowed me to buy the DSLR camera I had been dreaming of. I’m thankful for the friends and family that have allowed me to practice on them over and over and over again. I’m thankful that my husband is supportive of this dream I have, even though he would like to see my face aimed at him more and at the computer screen less. I’m thankful that there are so many free resources online that have allowed me to learn much faster than I could have on my own. I’m thankful that God has bestowed on me both the means and the ability that allow me to follow this dream.

Most of all, I’m thankful for the friends and family who believe in me. I still have so far to go and without the support of the people I love the most, I’ll never make it.

 

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