Sunday, January 4, 2009

I'm SO excited!

I woke up this morning realizing that in just a few short weeks I will be on my way to meet this talented lady and this dear friend in Atlanta for the Pixel Fairy Princess Workshop!!! To say I am excited is a HUGE understatement. I have been in a photography slump lately. Paige is so kind and always tolerates me photographing her, but I am inspired to take pictures of other things, as well. I have had the privelege over the past few months to photograph several families. The pictures turned out alright (and the families seemed to love them), but to me, the pics didn't have that "wow" factor. Everytime I see Deb's photos, she leaves me saying "Wow". I can't wait to learn a few tips from a pro.

I have a photography blog and I will share it one day soon when I have some more work to share. Right now it is all still a work in progress.

I am excited to learn about catchlights and angles and posing...oh my! : )


Half Gaelic, Half Garlic! said...

Just got back.....and I am also looking at the calendar and thinking...WOW!!! We will be there soon....I cannot wait!!

Happy New Year my friend....I have a lot of catching up to do and pics to upload...hopefully we can chat one night this week!


Gail said... just left probably the kindest comment I've EVER received on my blog. Thank you Missy. I'm so happy we've 'met' this year. I consider you a friend and wish you only the best in this new year.

And how cool that you're going to Atlanta to meet Lisa! I'm a little envious though I am enrolled in the May class in Ann Arbor and will be meeting 2 or 3 blog friends. You have such a natural talent for photography Missy and I know you'll get better and better. I look forward to your photography blog someday when you wish to share it.


Jboo said...

Can't wait to hear about the class!! You and Lisa will be blogging about it, won't you?? Please!!!

Have fun back at school this week! My first grader is excited to tell her teacher about her missing tooth!


rgshrs said...

Wow Missy! Sounds great! I know you'll just soak it all in! Have fun!!

Bridget said...

Happy New Year friend!!! Just returned home and am catching up with everyone. Looks like you had a great Christmas and sounds like a fun New Year. So envious of your trip to Atlanta. My husband gave me some photography classes for Christmas - so hopefully I will learn a few things. That is on my resolution list:) Hope Paige is doing well - she looks cute as ever. Guess you are probaby going back to school tomorrow - hope the first day back is a good one and hope the new year brings you lots of happiness!!!!!

- Bridget

Jodee Leader said...

I am soooo excited for you and Lisa. You will have a blast!

Jennifer said...


I bet your excited!!! I am actually hoping to take the PFP Philly workshop.

Can't wait to hear all about it.


Kate said...

That is a lot to be excited about!!! I hope you have the best time ever...and since I have met both of these ladies...I am pretty sure you won't be disappointed!!! And I also have a feeling that they are pretty excited about meeting you!!

Michelle said...

Yeah for you!! I'm going to the one in Michigan, but it's not until May. I'm excited to meet at least one good Bloggy friend up there. I hope to find out some more are attending.

I can't wait to see the pics that you and Lisa take. You'll have so much fun!

Chris and Deb said...

Oh what fun Missy! If we did not have China on the horizon soon :).....I would be on the plane to Atlanta for sure! I know you are going to have a great trip!

Happy New Year to you and the rest of your family!

Marla said...

I can't wait to see the results of your workshop!! And how fun that you get to meet Lisa. I'm shooting for the Austin workshop in Feb and can't wait!!

Colleen said...

That sounds like it will be lots of fun. Be sure to take pictures for us at the photography workshop. Ha ha.

Keisha said...

Wow!! Such fun... be sure to give us some pics!!

Sherri said...

That sounds like so much fun.
Have fun!!

Super Mommy said...

Sounds fun! Hope you learn a lot!

Heather said...

Can't wait to see your photography blog. You have some of the most amazing pictures. What new things will you learn next?!

As a teacher I can relate to your resolution of leaving everything at school. If we don't take time for ourselves & our families, school consumes our lives. Don't do it!!! Those papers & projects will still be there the next day!!! I'm right there with ya!

The Byrd's Nest said...

Oh how fun for you! I just met a blog friend, Jennifer...Landree's Mommy...and she is going to that workshop too!!!

Steffie B. said...

How fun.....I am scheduled to go in May......that is if I'm not in China.....stop by prayers have been answered. ;)

ADELE said...

How exciting to be going to one of her workshops. I would love to do that too one day! I know you will learn lots of new and exciting things. You do take great pictures, by the way. Have a wonderful time. Can't wait to see the pics.

Julia said...

I think it is fantastic that you are going to see Deb, I can't wait to meet her myself one day. I LOVE that she is doing these workshops and agree she is just uber-talented. Can't wait to see what you come away with!

Heather said...

SO much to look forward to!

Happy New Year, sweet friend.


mommy24treasures said...

oh I know you will enjoy the class!
I would LOVE to attend but noone to watch my Treasures for that long a time. Daddy would go bonkers and thats an understatement;)
He is just not a SAHD.
I know exactly about the WOW factor I want it too.

Shawnstribe said...

you guys are so blessed to be able to chat on the phone and see each other,
dont forget if you ever come this way, you are always welcomed with open arms : )
i hopeit won't be this messy for ever ;)
Cant wait to see your photo blog

Pixel Fairy Princess said...

I am counting the day :D I am SO excited and we will def~ get you out of your slump :D

Ladybug hugs,

3 Peanuts said...

You guys are going to have so much fun in the workshop!!! i am trying to figure out a way to do the one in Austin. It is very difficult to get away for the weekend though.

I hope Paige's eye is okay. I will say a prayer on that one. Please let us know. I think she'll be as cute as ever in glasses. Do you read CHris and Deb's blog "Sophie's World?" She looks so adorable in hers!

I totally relate to your comment about living more in the moment nad less behind the lens. Sometimes, i just don't even bring my camera. That way I can just be....

Hope the back to school transition went well.


Colleen said...

I am so excited for you and Lisa! You will have a wonderful time : )
You have a beautiful family.

Femin Susan said...

I am glad that I met you.

Dawn said...

Missy, I can't wait til you share your photography blog. I love photograpy too, but know so little. I'm slowly learning and trying to take more pics on manual. Post your blog asap!

Debz said...

I'm soooo jealous your going to meet Lisa!
Hope you have fun!
Can't wait to hear all bout it!

Meredith Teagarden said...

I hate to be jealous, but I am ;)!

Leslie said... get to meet Lisa and Debbie in person. What a lucky duck you

I have been in awwwee of you photo's already. I can't wait to see what else you can do.

Have fun.

Colleen said...

What a great time you will have!!! I am really happy for you! Can't wait to hear all about it and see all the wonderful photos!
I pray that Paige is doing well with her eyes. She will look so pretty in glasses. Keep us posted!
Have a blast!!!!