Balance.

bal·ance
ˈbaləns/
noun1.
 An even distribution of weight enabling someone or something to remain upright and steady.
  1. “slipping in the mud but keeping their balance
    synonyms: stability, equilibrium, steadiness, footing

    “I tripped and lost my balance”
  2. 2.
    a condition in which different elements are equal or in the correct proportions.
    “overseas investments can add balance to an investment portfolio”
    synonyms: fairness, justice, impartiality, evenhandedness, egalitarianism, equal opportunity; More

    verb

 1.
  1. keep or put (something) in a steady position so that it does not fall.
    “a mug that she balanced on her knee”
    synonyms: steady, stabilize, poise, level

    “she balanced the book on her head”

     

    As of late I have lacked balance. In my personal and professional life. My poor blog has been ignored as well as my laundry. I am so so so thankful for all of the fantastic business I have had this fall. I have had the pleasure of working with some really wonderful, amazing people, people who instantly I knew would turn into not just great clients but great friends as well. I thought I was “prioritizing” my clients to come first but what I have realized is without a balance to my work life as well as home life I am really doing everyone a disservice. I always want to give 110% but have realized this is simply not possible if I am trying to give 110% 110% of the time. It doesn’t add up and it makes for a grumpy groggy me.

    I have always found it incredibly hard to say “no” when it is something I love. A craft sale benefiting a great charity? Sign me up! Picking up a friend from the airport? Absolutely! A chance to meet some new clients and capture a special time in their life? You know I am ALL about it. And the thing is I really don’t ever want to say no to any of these things. I enjoy what I do so very much and truly love my crazy busy life! But there needs to be balance. AND…maybe a touch more organization for this right brain creative.

    Sigh…If only there were a few more hours in the day (who among us hasn’t wished for this wish a handful of times?!)

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Baby Fever…

If you didn’t have baby fever before reading this post…I can almost guarantee you will when you’re done. Seriously, my clients sure have some adorable offspring!_MG_1471 _MG_4271-2 _MG_5248-2 _MG_5302-3 _MG_5735 _MG_8714-2 Alex Mae (5) Alex Mae (8) Evirley'sFirstBirthday (30) NatalieMarie (18) NatalieMarie (44) web web2 web8

Hide and Seek

“Want to play hide and seek auntie?”

“Sure”

“My count here and you go hide! No auntie Becks go hide now!”

Okay, okay just one more picture.

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Aurora | Newborn Lifestyle Session | Portland OR

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{zoey hanging out eating cupcakes}

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Miss Zoey

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Miss Audrey|Eugene, OR|Childrens Photography

FINALLY catching up on some much needed blog posts! First in line is this adorable session I had with this cutie patootie! Her mom, Cassie, is a good friend of mine and I am so happy they’ve moved home! This sweet girl was one of the most mellow newborns I have ever photographed as she just did her thing and let me do mine. Two years later she wasn’t quite as mellow ( I mean she is two!) but she definitely still just did her thing and let me do mine. I had trouble choosing photos for this blog post because there were just so many great ones! Hope you enjoy a few photos from this fun day at the pumpkin patch!!
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PROST! PORTLAND OKTOBERFEST 2013

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The Bailey Family

I love this family so much. I have had the pleasure of getting to know Robyn over the past year and am continually amazed by her beautiful spirit. She is truly lovely inside and out and I am just so happy to have had the chance to photograph her gorgeous family again! The first time we did family photos their sweet twin girls were only a few months old. Now they are 20 months old and on the go! Here are some of my favorite photos from our day.IMG_0495IMG_0536-2 Untitled-13Untitled-25Untitled-1IMG_0533Untitled-14
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Autumn has arrived…

Rebekah Sapp Photography

And it is one of my absolute favorite times of the year.

The leaves are just starting to change ’round these parts and it’s like a little sneak peak of all of the beautiful vibrant colors that we are about to be surrounded by.

Oh I love fall!

Now I am off to enjoy the other reason I love this season so much…

FOOTBALL!

Wishing you all a beautiful Saturday.