July 10, 2015

Takin’ it Easy

“We may lose, and we may win. But we will never be here again.”

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Where have I been?  What have I been doing?  Maybe you’ve been wondering.  Maybe you haven’t.  Anyway, I’ll tell you — I’m taking it easy for the summer.

LYYP will be mostly closed for the summer months. You’ll can still keep up with me here on the blog, where I’ll be getting back to sharing about a gajillion spring sessions, and possibly penning an occasional thought on life and photos and whatnot now and again. (If you’re having a baby in the summer, don’t be shy about contacting me, as new life is my one exception to the “Closed for the Summer” policy). Summer, for me, is a time for recharging the batteries, working on the business side of things, and spending good quality time with my family and friends. I’ll be back in late August, ready to hit the ground running for a crazy fall. As of this post, fall weekends in 2015 are fully booked. I do have a few weekday dates for lifestyle sessions in November, so if you would like to schedule a session, don’t wait.  Details of my fall Weekday Mini Sessions will be announced soon in the LYYP summer newsletter — you’ll want to sign up for that, if you haven’t already, to make sure you get your chance to book one before they’re gone.

Can’t get enough of my LYYP ramblings and this summer pace just isn’t doing it for you?  Well, if you’ve got travel plans, you’ll definitely want to have a look at this article I wrote for the National Association of Professional Child Photographers about how to take photos on your trip that you’ll treasure forever. And you should also check out the free dowlnoadable guide I wrote for taking better photos of your kids, “Freeze Ray Basics.”  And whether you’re traveling or staying home, take a second for a refresher on my favorite crazy-time-of-year advice — It’s become a bit of an LYYP tradition for me to share this twice a year at Christmastime and the start of summer. So many people have told me they’ve enjoyed it and taken it to heart, I’m continuing the tradition. (You know you’re curious. Go ahead, click on over. You won’t regret it. Promise).

And one more thing!  My personal photo-diary of sorts lives on Instagram — come on over and follow me there for a behind the scenes peek at what McLaughlin summertime looks like.

Thanks for stopping by, friend!