February 28, 2012

California Dreamin’ … and a Word on Planning Ahead.

 

This is one of my faaaavorite photos from our trip to California last week.  This one, and about 175 others. I’m not so good at picking favorites.  I can tell you that one of my favorite things about this trip is that it was almost completely unplanned.  Originally, we thought that our winter break would be spent working long hours (by my husband) and trying to strike that elusive balance (by me) between relaxing at home and keeping the kids busy enough that we didn’t all kill each other.

But THEN!  Exactly one week before February break was set to begin, a decision was made by the judge presiding over the case that until then had been taking the blame for keeping my husband so busy and ruining our chances for any mud-week travel.  What that decision meant to ME was that the case was temporarily stayed and my husband suddenly had almost nothing to do for the next 30 days.  Soooo … we planned a trip to California! How crazy and spontaneous to plan a trip to California with four kids on a week’s notice, right?  Now, I know what you’re thinking — the airfare (times SIX) must have have been outrageous, right?  Nope.  All the flights AND the rental car were covered by credit card points.  Score!

So, that was fun. I got the satisfaction of simultaneously feeling like a wild, spontaneous adventurer and a super-savvy bargain hunter, all before we left for the airport.

Normally  though, I’m a planner. And I think planning ahead generally has lots of benefits. ESPECIALLY when it comes to scheduling lifestyle photography sessions with yours truly. (Like my super-smooth segue?) To help with this, I thought I’d give you the heads up on what my schedule is looking like for the rest of the year. (Or, you know, that portion of my schedule that pertains to photography). Here we go:

MARCH — fully booked up, except for a couple of Spring mini sessions on March 31st. (Details on that are here).
APRIL — I’ve got one more opening for a full lifestyle session.
MAY —    One more spot.
JUNE —  Filling up fast.

JULY and AUGUST — I’m only taking a few sessions in the summer, because of the whole ‘kids-being-home-twenty-four-seven’ issue. I’m toying with the idea of doing a day of summer mini-sessions for any Breezy/Rockaway people who might be interested (with a package similar to the one for the spring mini-sessions described here).  If you’re a Breezy/Rockaway person who might be interested, please let me know!

SEPTEMBER — filling up fast.
OCTOBER AND NOVEMBER — looking good so far, but don’t be lulled into inactivity. When these start going, they go fast.

 

“Organizing is what you do before you do something, so that when you do it, it is not all mixed up.”  ~A.A. Milne

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