Archive for 'personal'

April 26, 2016
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This might be a little confusing, but I have two very separate businesses. I am a photographer as well as a newborn care specialist/baby nurse/night nanny/baby whisperer/parent coach… people use many different names to describe me.  If you’re needing child/baby help, please visit my other site…. www.raisinghappybabies.com

May 24, 2013
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sunshine. wind in her hair. and a smile on her face…can’t believe my baby will be 18 this year!!

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October 14, 2012
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While in upstate NY for my grandma’s 90th birthday celebration, my baby turned 17. I can’t believe it!! Was it really that long ago? Sometimes it seems like only yesterday. Some days …well, it seems much longer. I’m not going to lie. I think the teenage years are by far the hardest. I had years of experience with babysitting and nannying to help me through those first years. But, as soon as she turned 6, she was out of my comfort zone. She doesn’t always like me; everyone says that’s normal. I don’t always understand her, but I keep trying… even when she doesn’t understand herself. I know we’ll both get through it. Aside from our relationship, I can honestly say that she’s absolutely amazing: smart, funny, strong, creative, caring and absolutely beautiful. I am so proud to be her mom!!!

On her birthday, we decided to walk around Saratoga Springs to do a little shopping. But, she didn’t find anything she liked. We stopped in a salon to see if they could squeeze her in for a massage or facial. But, they didn’t have any openings. So, we stepped inside Bettie’s Cakes and tried our first cannoli; lemon, of course.

 

This wonderful spot was right next to where we parked the car…such great light! I had to take a few more pictures.

I love her!!!

October 04, 2012
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This has been a very long process for me. First, deciding that it was actually time to do something different…which was the moment I decided that I no longer wanted to go to my own website; that’s NOT good. Then, trying to figure out what I actually wanted: a new website, no website, a new blog, just facebook, or a blogsite? I decided on blogsite and I am so excited! I’m still learning how to use it, but I know it will be great. Just having one place to focus on and keep updated is so exciting for me! It has been a very long time since I had recent work online, so the next few weeks I”ll be going through my hard drives to collect all my favorite images. So check back soon :)

I’m also hoping to become a better, more frequent, more personal blogger. If you’ve ever met me in person, you know I am not  loud or very outgoing; many people would call me shy. I’m just a thinker and a good listener :) But, for everyone who would like to get to know me through this blog, I need to get over my fears and insecurities and just open up…I need to stop over thinking everything I write. So, I’m going to write on this blog as if I’m talking to my best friend. I’m not going to worry if something doesn’t sound professional enough or if my punctuation and grammar are absolutely correct; okay, maybe I’ll still worry, but I’ll keep going. This blog is me :)

A little personal info…I LOVE music. Right now, this song just makes me happy (not so much the video, but the song :)

Just Say Yes

-janelle