A Day in the life of a Photography Blogger – Day 15
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A Day in the Life of a Photography Blogger - Day 15
Hello and good evening! Today was my day with Wayde. I picked him up and we stopped in to Dan’s work to drop off some paperwork and have a quick visit with grandpa. After grandpa showed him off to all the shop guys, we headed straight back home so I could spend some time editing photos.
I am still fighting my cold, so it was a good day to stay home enjoy my own living room and tv and laptop.
It was also a great day to watch my favorite little dude hang out and play with toys. I got a new bucket of building blocks at Goodwill yesterday for $1, and it didn’t take long for Wayde to discover the bucket and taste all the blocks. Good thing I ran them through the dishwasher first!
If you aren’t a regular resale shopper, you need to give it a try! It’s amazing what deals I find. The trick is to go regularly and be prepared to buy nothing or be prepared to haul away a whole pile. Much of my success depends on how dropped items off recently. These blocks go together with another set that Tucker has left from his toddlerhood. I paid over $25 for his set. I like this price better!
Once we settled in, I tuned in to the news that I had recorded early this morning. My dear friend Sarah, who works at the Children’s Advocacy Center, was going to be interviewed on FOX News. She was speaking as a follow-up to this story:
This is adult content, so maybe not safe for work or for playing with kids in the room. I am so impressed with this man’s bravery in sharing his story. Sarah spoke on how to talk with your kids about sexual assault. I love that she mentions that it’s not our place in that conversation to decide what actually happened, but to listen and let the child be heard.
I have mad respect for anyone who works in the field of child sexual trauma. I cannot imagine, but I’m so, so thankful that there are people gifted with the ability to bear this burden. Thank you, Sarah and co-workers. You are all amazing!
Next up... Editing
I shook off the effect of watching such heavy TV and fired up my laptop. Today’s editing consisted of an event that I covered a week ago for Compassionate Heart Ministries. Keep an eye out for the post highlighting their fashion show… coming soon!
I do love event photography. It suits me to simply wander among the guests and capture candid moments. This particular event makes my heart happy.
In between editing photos, I gathered up some laundry and ran a couple of loads. Of course, Scarlett No’Hara wasted no time climbing into the baskets of warm clothes for her post-laundry naps. This does make it tricky to get the clothes folded, but the good news is she doesn’t leave any hair behind!
I also ordered up groceries from Instacart. Instacart works with Target, Aldi, and various other stores. I use it for Aldi. I do prefer the Shipt delivery service, but I prefer the prices of Aldi groceries. Frankly, most weeks I place an order with each and coordinate the delivery times in the same hour window. I know I’ve mentioned it before, but I definitely love my grocery delivery! Wow does it save time and money. No impulse shopping when I buy online!
Once groceries were here, I threw a roast into the oven and spent some time on the floor playing with Wayde. Tucker arrived home from school, and we caught up on his day. Next thing I knew, Whitney was here to get Wayde, Dan arrived home and the roast was finishing up and ready to eat. Yum! Nothing tastes as good on a chilly early fall day as a home-cooked roast!
After dinner I finished up my editing project and began prepping for the next one. Yes – depending upon the session, it can take hours to edit and prep photos for delivery. m Only a portion of the work is done on site on the day of photography. I spend time with every single photo I take making sure that the colors are just right and skin tones look good, etc. You can see a better idea of what all goes into editing in my post entitled Surprisingly Simple Ways Pros Make Their Photos Pop!
Well – that about wraps it up for tonight! Thank you for reading and I’ll see you tomorrow! Another big day ahead!