Tuesday, June 26, 2012


I have been in the planning stages of this since April, but have failed to mention it on the blog. I guess because, like I mentioned in my last post, I was afraid it was boring. In early April I made the decision that I wanted to open my own photography business.

I sent out a Facebook message to all of my nearby friends and family offering them free sessions and discounted prints to build my portfolio. I was pretty happy with the response and my portfolio looks nice. I still have a few holes, but I should have them filled within the next couple months. 

I am officially "launching" the business on July 1st. I have been working almost every night on my marketing calendar and materials. I'm working on my senior rep program and two mini sessions for the fall. My website is a constantly evolving work in progress: www.elliesmithphotography.com.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Blogging for Myself

This picture isn't relevant, but this post needed a picture!

I have come to the conclusion that the reason I don't blog much is because I think I'm boring. I think I feel like if I'm going to write something, it has to be interesting to make it worth writing. And that sucks. Truth is, my life is boring. I mean, it's awesome and I love it. To me, it's great...but to anyone else I'm sure my day to day is boring. 

I need to write for me. I need to blog for myself. And so that is what I intend to do, boring day to day and all. 

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Custom Pony DIY

Amelia is CRAZY about My Little Pony. OBSESSED! This is the most obsessed she has been with anything her entire life. Problem is, I also love My Little Pony, so I'm vicariously collecting My Little Pony toys through her. There are so many new toys coming out as the Friendship is Magic series grows in popularity, but there are still some special ponies that Amelia loves that aren't out yet. I decided we just had to have DJ PON3 so I custom made one by repainting an existing mini figure.


I used acrylic paint and applied two top coats of Mod Podge. Amelia was super excited and I love how it turned out. Problem now is that she expects me make her tons of custom ponies!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Last Day of School-ebration!

To celebrate the first day of summer (and the last day of school!) Amelia and I decided to hang some crepe paper over the front door before we left to pick Oliver up from school. When we got home we unlocked the door and let Oliver burst through!

Not one to be left out, Amelia busted through the rest of it!

I asked Oliver to show me his face of how excited he was for summer, but he told me he wasn't excited because he missed Ms. Mattingly (his teacher this past year) already. Melt my heart!