So many things in my life (good and bad) start with the words:
"So I had an idea. “
I’ve been thinking for SOME TIME about doing a video series. But it’s scary. It’s HARD to sit in front of a camera and be authentic. It’s terrifying to step out behind writing and still photo and be ALIVE. ::laughing::
I’m working on being ALIVE. I need to make that a quote.
So. Here’s to talking about photography and getting your picture taken.
Here’s to being scared and doing it anyway.
So…my inaugural video is about….
Tammy Swales | On Being...
Second. Have you ever gotten to hung up on doing something -- procrastinating, worrying, putting it off for "just one more day" -- so much so that you get incapacitated from actually doing it? Yeah. That NEVER happens to me. ::laughing:: So much time went by between blog posts -- that I completely shut down about it -- I pretended that my blog didn't exist, didn't really matter, no one was really looking at it anyway, right?
Blogging, believe it or not is actually something I LOVE to do. I don't know why I got stuck. I just did.
You may or may not know this but I am a mom to a 19 year old. Yes. NINETEEN. My standard response to people's disbelief about how I could POSSIBLY have a 19 year old is : yes, I had him when I was 6! ::grin:: But none-the-less, he is 19, half way to 20 and I can't believe it.
My son is either the luckiest boy in the world to have a mother like me -- or the most long-suffering. Some days I think he wouldn't be able to tell you either -- but the best part about our relationship is that we ARE. We are close. We are friends. We support and love each other.
We took a trip together...
Come join us and other wonderful vendors at Mann's Jewelers this weekend!
It only happens once a year! You won't want to miss Wedding Band Weekend at Mann's Jewelers, March 18, 19 & 20!
Sip champagne, sample wedding cake and enjoy a luxury gift bag with every wedding band purchase.
Attendees will be able to browse offerings from some of the finest wedding professionals in Upstate New York. View fabulous floral arrangement, stunning photography, decadent desserts, perfectly coordinated linens, exotic honeymoon travel packages, beautiful custom invitations, creative rentals...
What a way to start the week!!!
Shannon and Kieran's beautiful wedding was featured on Hot Pink Brides wedding blog yesterday!!!!
Shannon planned the entire day on her own...and did an incredible job!!! From their ceremony to their wonderful reception at Oak Hill Country Club Shannon and Kieran's wedding was gorgeous, stylish and so much fun! She even climbed these steps in Manhattan Square Park in bright red high heels!!!!
Shannon and Kieran, we are so excited for you!!!! And we'd like to send a special thank you again to Hot Pink Brides!!
Pretty much everyone I know takes the end of the year as the opportunity to reflect, refine and recap the year… to talk about everything that was INCREDIBLE during that year…and to looks forward to the promise of what the next year will bring. I am no different. Along with about 100 of my mom's homemade Christmas cookies. OMG. I went through all my files (not really ALL. But a LOT of them.) and pulled 300 plus of my favorites. While it was super fun for me to see everything I did, everyone I met and photographed over the past 12 months ( I made so many amazing friends and fell in love...
It's that time again!
Holidays are right around the corner and you've promised yourself you are going to start preparing for your cards and gifts with a little time to spare this year. But where are you supposed to find that kind of time?!? Well...Tammy Swales Photography has got a solution.
Holiday Family Mini-Sessions!!!
They are like sessions, only...mini-er! Which means less time out of your holiday preparations, less time to try to coordinate short attention spans and the same priceless photographs without any fuss at all!
For more information check out this link!
So......it's that time again! That time that we here at Tammy Swales Photography share with you the lovely, quirky, and generally fun and fantastic things that are making us smile lately. Bit of a diverse mix this time around. For starters...I've seen some crafty home decorating ideas, but seriously...curtains made out of old Kodachrome slides? WHAT?!?! I want these.
One can never be too careful about their identity these days. That is why we should all have Secret Identity Eyeglasses. Clark Kent was actually spot on.
Jess has apparently been obsessed with this scarf for about a year...
So. I haven't talked about the Lu in a while. And I just happened to get a rare image of her today -- that compels me to share.
Here it is:
My dog HATES the black clicky thing. Anytime I try to photograph her in any significant way she LITERALLY will not look in the camera. And then she barks at me. Loudly. Obnoxiously. Until I put that annoying camera away.
Today was a sneak attack. She was distracted by Jess paying attention to her.
Lulu. Is. The. Best. Dog. Ever.
And well fed.