Friday, May 30, 2014

My baby boy is growing up

Today is the day.........

That I will never have another 6 year old child
I clean house all day to get ready for a birthday party
That my baby boy is another year older

I can't hardly believe that my little boy, my handsome little man with duck butt curls, is 7 years old today.  I still remember being in the hospital with him and visiting him every day - twice a day.  I remember his two tooth smile and dumping the entire thing of sugar on the floor when I wasn't looking.  I remember the first little girl he really liked and how much he used to love holding his sisters hand.  I remember his first days at school and me not wanting to leave him alone there.  I remember the first time he played a "shooting game" on the xbox with Daddy.  I remember his nightmares and his scared thoughts while his daddy has been deployed.  And I will always remember the look on his face when he said "Mommy, I don't want to be 7 because then maybe you won't be able to pick me up and hug me no more."

All those memories I am going to cherish forever!  And when he is grown up and moved out of the house, I'll look back on this post and remember all these great things about him.  He is and always will be my baby boy!

And just some news for you dear boy, when you are 18 years old I will still pick you up and hug you tighter then ever!

I'll love you forever, I'll like you for always, As long as I'm living, My baby you'll be!!!  - Robert Munsch

~ Till Next Time ~

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Newborns are awesome

With my work I get to see and meet a lot of great people.  Today I get to spend the day (4 hours) with a handsome little boy who is just 3 weeks old.  I'm glad I get to see the babies because I can get my baby fix in and not have to every want more kids.  Not that I could have anymore because I can't but still.  So how do I take pictures of newborns you might ask?  Here's a pictures of the handsome Sebastian I got to take pictures of.

Photo copyright - Looky Lu Photography
I'm not a professional newborn picture taker.  This handsome little man belongs to one of my best friends here and so she let me borrow him.  The pictures today are the same way more or less.  I met this lady in the parking lot at Food Lion (our grocery store) and she asked me what I did for a living.  I told her I was a photographer and she said that's great!  I asked her if she'd like me to take some pictures of her baby boy when he was born, no cost for the session, and she said sure.  So, see, I'm working on getting my talents figured out.  It's hard sometimes but I'm enjoying it.

With that being said, right now I photograph everything/everyone who asks.  I don't really like taking pictures of couples.  Although I'm in love and know what love looks like, I feel awkward asking people to pose, kiss, etc in front of me.  It's just weird LOL  With kids it's an easy make them laugh and take a picture type of thing.  I think I'm going to change my portfolio to just kids and families.  I'm not even sure I'm cut out for the whole newborn thing.  Guess we will see today.

The reason I take pictures of everyone who asks is because I do not charge a lot for my pictures.  I know I should charge more but I just can't seem to do that.  I can't afford a $250 - 30 minute session so I don't expect others to pay me that much.  I charge what I would pay.  And if there is a family who is having difficulties I work with them on their price.  I have this one amazing family who has cancer (multiple people in the family have/had cancer) and I do a lot of their sessions just because I want them to have some great memories in their hard times.  I have seen them 4 times so far and one more coming up in a few weeks.  And seeing the mom's face and hearing her reactions to having those pictures is just amazing.  It makes me happy to give back to those in need.  I just LOVE what I do.

Now, if only I could find someone to do another holi powder session -

~ Till Next Time ~

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

My Life - This Is Me

HELLO!!!!!  Hey you out there reading this!  Just wanted to make sure I had your attention......

How are you today?  I'm good, well, as good as can be expected.

I've started this new blog to start a new chapter in my life.  The chapter that gets "ME" back.  Yup, Me.  That doesn't make sense you say?  Well, there's been part of me missing.  Part that I haven't been able to pin point just yet and all I know is that I miss it.  I miss ME!

A tiny bit about me - I've been married over 10 years to an amazing Army man.  We have 3 amazing children that are my whole life.  I AM a photographer.  I OWN my own business called Looky Lu Photography.  There are a lot of people that consider my business a hobby and do not make millions of dollars but it is what I love doing.  I'm a bit over weight and don't see myself losing any of it any time soon.  I have a million family members and friends who have become family that love me.  I'm not popular or super beautiful but that doesn't matter to me.  I love being away from home, traveling, vacations, visiting friends, but I love sleeping in my own bed.  Laundry and dishes are the two things I dislike most about being an adult.  And that's about it.

So for starters, I have another blog!!!  It's a totally cool and awesome blog about Italy.  Oh how I miss my life there.  If you'd like to check that one out go here ----->   Life In Italy!  <-----There's so much in it about traveling around Italy, Germany, Croatia, I think even Greece made it in that one.  Some of the best parts will make it into this one too as I do some reflecting on my life but ALL of it is in there so go check it out too.  I also have a business page for my photography -----> Looky Lu Photography  <-----  This page is what I do when I'm working and I love every second of it!  I do some other writing for the wonderful world of Hub Pages ----->  Cassy Lu on HubPages  <-----  The writing I do for these is actually paid writing so that makes it even more fun for me!  Make sure you stop by and check those out from time to time.  Every penny counts.

Starting tomorrow, or the next day, or the day after that, I'm going to be writing in this "blog".  Some may be insightful, interesting, beautiful places to see or things to do.  Some may be just to say I had a bad day and a place to get my frustrations out.

Either join me on my journey to finding "ME" or don't.  One day you might need to find yourself again and you better believe if I know you are looking, I'll be helping you find you too!

~ Till next time ~