Welcome to my big girl website...

Hello and welcome to my new website!

It seems really weird to have a real website like this…one with a domain name that matches my real name.  I've loved photography since Elyse was a baby and it's something I've pursued as a hobby since.  Lately, I have a desire to take it to the next level.  Labeling myself as a photographer still seems odd when there are so many serious professionals out there. 

I hope to use this blog as a place for inspiration and for learning and a place to share my photos!

The three main categories I have in mind are: 

-Before, During, After.  A place to talk about my thoughts before taking a photo, during the picture taking, and then reflections afterwards.  You can see this first installment from Sam's birthday.

-365(ish)  I've decided to take a picture with my fancy camera most days.  The goal is practice.  Learn more about why I added the "ish" here.  

-Inspiring artists.  I get such a thrill when I see others "doing their thing", especially parents.  I plan to feature some of my favorite creatives here and ask them about their own process and inspiration.

My big plan in the works is to hold a photography workshop for beginners.  I love teaching, I love photography, and love the idea bringing people together to learn and encourage each other.  I hope to hold the first workshop in January 2016.  If you want to be the first to hear the details, please go to the "workshop" link and subscribe to my list.  

Before I go, I want to say how thankful I am for the support and encouragement of some really special people.  I'm a lucky girl.

That's all for now.  I hope you check back soon.  There's a button on the side to follow along on "Bloglovin'".  I also have a Facebook page to go along with this site.  You can "like" me here.