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At the end of ‘year one’
counting the precious thoughts that were directed
toward them in the form of a ‘tiny little man’ blessing …

Cleveland Athens Tennessee Portrait Photographer

“How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God!
How great is the sum of them!
If I should count them, they are more in number than the sand …”

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While I do offer digitals, I and the person wanting a ‘disc’ are not a good match.
It’s not the best thing I can do – or the best thing you can have!
In offering you ‘best’, all sessions result in your owning some form of print.
Children’s sessions, seniors, and of course weddings all include print.
Digital files are available. But I truly believe images are at their best enjoyed
daily in our homes, not just scattered across the web or collected in our phones.

People always love their print and usually have more than one favorite they’d enjoy
in a collection of some kind. They don’t always care to have an album or press book.
Here in the South the phrase, “… don’t care to …”
actually means “I’d be happy to.” ( … it’s true …)
So we’re not using the southern meaning for “don’t care”.
Albums really are not for everyone. Some genuinely don’t want them.
That’s why many product and framing options qualify as ‘alternative album’.
The alternative album is just a collection of your favorite images.
It’s the custom choice that fits a custom experience.
“Having everything you like – just the way you like it.”
… and whether ‘North’ or ‘South’, THAT means the same thing!

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DIY. It’s everywhere. Because ‘people’ are everywhere.
I truly believe there’s a creative bone (perhaps small or ‘unknown’)
in every single body no matter the age, location, or life circumstances.
We make … make do … fix it up … create. We ‘think it up’.
It’s in us.

And it’s a good thing we aren’t obligated to find just one thing to do
and stick with it forever … can you imagine?!
One of the great things about creating, imagining, and being a ‘maker’,
is that it never ends.
Find something you like, work on it, add something else …
or go off in another creative direction entirely! It’s in you.
And while you might wish for more hours in the day or longer naps
for the kids, you never need wish for “something to do”.

Today was one of those days that I spent some time browsing the web,
looking at and admiring everyone’s creativity.
There was Adobe Stock (so beautiful),
CreativeLive (so challenging),
Etsy (no words …)
PixelSquid (yes … it’s a real place …).
First I twas thnking, “there are sooooo many talented people in this world”,
and then (correctly) thought, “no, there are lots of people who make a point
of working on and giving time to (even just a few minutes a day) the things
they discover they have a passion for. There aren’t enough hours
in the day for anyone so we’re all on level ground there.
Find the minutes and never compare yourself to another.
We’re individuals – not clones.

What’s your interest? What are you learning? What are you making?
In my house, this is becoming a canvas today …

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Make time for important growing things … and don’t forget yourself!