I am creative, I am easily inspired, I am ambitious. You would think that would be enough to run a business, or at least I was crazy enough to think that. It might get you by for a while, but there comes a place where that just won’t cut it. I am continuing to learn the importance of following a list, a schedule, a routine. Not to mention the reallllly boring stuff like excel spead sheets, sales tax, and the department of revenue. I always thought I was a photographer, self employed, an artist, because it just happened that way. I think perhaps I am these things so that I can learn (and knowing me, most likely the hard way) to be disciplined, focused, and meet my goals, someone that actually follows through. Yes. And now that I look back on the past few years, I see a progression. Actual improvement! Wow. I am not so behind after all. Perspective is a great thing. 

Here I am at my first paying wedding 4 years ago!


Babies and Silly Faces

Incase any of you have been wondering… this is how silly I look when I photograph! Come on, help me out photographer friends. Have you figured out how to keep yourself from doing the scrunch face when you soot?

On another note, how cute is my new nephew?!

This has got to be my favorite shot. Look at those lips! Love you Joe Chapman!

If you missed my post of baby Joe on the Urban Rose Blog, check it out HERE

A Moment

Today I need to write. Yes, you are correct, this post has no photos. I am in a place of feeling something that is bothering me. Honestly can’t pin point it, just a series of events leading to a feeling. I want to get up dance around and shake it off, but that doesn’t seem to work. So I write. There are so many more important things to be doing right now than writing on this blog, but I just felt I needed a moment. Do you ever feel that way? Breath, relax, put things into perspective, give thanks, move forward.

Now as I am writing, I really dont know what to say, so maybe a poem instead, and I am not a poet, let’s just clear that up right now. Maybe call it: words and feelings I can’t fit into anywhere else. 

Alone but not really, she enters the thought

Grasping for inspiration and love

Thick skin and outward appearances

No, it’s a matter of the heart

Like most poems I read, I cant really tell you what it means, haha but maybe one of you can somehow relate, or in an odd way, be encouraged. That is why I started this blog anyway, to share my life and encourage my friends. Love you all.

Lola Bee Cowger

Yes Lola Bee Cowger, that’s her full name. Here we are once again and nearly a month has gone by since my last post.  Anyhow, here is Lola herself. This dog brings me so much joy. I mean man, does she have a personality! She wasn’t ready to wake up this morning, and made her own little bed after Peter left for work.

Some new developments for the Cowgers:

Peter and I are getting ready to move to the South Hill at the end of the month, I am gearing up for a busy summer of wedding and photo sessions, our anniversary is around the corner and we are blessed to be able to celebrate with a mini vacation to CA, Finally all my business details and papers are taken care of, Peter and I have been playing on the Worship team at Eastpoint Church, and we have been enjoying the sun staying up later, and talking long walks with Lola Bee in the evenings. Keep checking back for updates on our lives!