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.
Yup. It was cold. So cold that that my fingers were sticking to my equipment. (That's cold.)
But who cares?
Neil and Jess braved 12 degree temps and a snow storm for their session. I wore jeans (WHAT was I thinking) and got completely soaked.
Dana and Mike were fearless on their wedding day and we did ALL their photographs outside! I was so into it I forgot to put on my coat! Yeah. The whole day outside in a shirt. Go Tam. ::laughing shaking head.::
So I was faced with a dilemma about 2011.
How to talk about it. How to show you my work. How to make you happy to see it. (I'm still working on that one! ::grin:: )
Do I talk about the new studio?
Or how we've grown in leaps and bounds?
Or my team?
Or the cool projects I've gotten to do this year?
Or the traveling?
Or what I've learned?
Or what's new?
.... I could. But then the blog entry would be 156 pages long and you'd be here until Sunday morning reading this. And I'm frankly, not that interesting. ;)
Then I thought, well, maybe I can post...
I’ve had this blog entry percolating in my head for a while…it’s something that comes up at EVERY meeting I have with my couples and I hear the worry when they bring it up – what if it rains, Tam, what if the weather is bad?
Since one of my focus points this year is to not stress over (or stress LESS) things that I have absolutely no control over (wish me luck ::grin::). I am offering this list of 5 reasons you may not have considered about weather and why it’s very unpredictable nature (if you’ll pardon the pun) makes your day uniquely yours…it’s something you should prepare...
I meet with really cool people.
My favorite thing is hearing their story. What makes them amazing. What they are passionate about. All the fun stuff! ;)
So, part of a conversation yesterday resonated with me -- enough so that I felt compelled to blog about it -- because, as always -- to ME -- SEEING what I'm trying to talk about is as important as the words...
Todays Composition Title:
First Looks are misunderstood.
First Looks break tradition.
First Looks are scary (and exciting, and intimate...and...wait. I'll get there. ::grin::).
Okay. Sit back in your seats. Continue only if you have a lot of time to oooh and ahhh over an AMAZING location, PERFECT weather and an AMAZING couple.
Labor Day Weekend, I traveled to Long Beach NY (go there. now. it's incredible!) to photograph the wedding of Jocelyn and Joe at the newly opened Allegria Hotel. What made it difficult, like so many of my weddings, was that it got picked up by the gorgeous Merci New York Style Blog -- and because they wanted to wait until warmer weather to showcase a beach wedding -- we had to wait to talk about it...although a FEW images...
Be warned: This is a long one!!
Ashley and Gil got married at the end of July at the Genesee Valley Club -- an amazing and beautiful venue. It was a perfect day and I was ready to go with my cracker jack team of support in the form of uber talented Jessica Weiser who came in from Maine a couple of times this summer to help me -- and Erich Camping who tagged along to do some video and playful shots.
When all that mixes together - how can you have anything BUT the most amazing wedding? Ashley worked super hard to pull ALL of the details together, Stacy K Floral put together GORGEOUS yellow...
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!!
It's been an exciting morning here at Tammy Swales Photography!!!! We can finally blog about Annie and Richard's wedding, which we've been waiting so long do to because.........
Annie and Richard's wedding has been featured in Junebug Wedding's style blog What Junebug Loves!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
We are BEYOND thrilled and want to send a special thanks to Annie and Richard and Junebug Weddings!!!
Annie works for Nickelodeon and Richard teaches tae kwan do, and they combined their lively, creative personalities to fill their day with playful and unique details. The result was a wedding...
Many of my brides have commented at one time or another on how ironic it is that after months and months of careful, sometime grueling planning, the wedding day itself seems to go by in a flash. That as soon as the dress is on and it all sinks in, the next thing they know they are saying goodbye to their guests with their husbands (gasp!) by their sides. All of that seemingly endless design and organization, and the day itself is a whirlwind of activity. And it's true!! (Which is one of the reasons photographs are SO important).
Which is why one of my favorite times of a wedding day is the time...