If you're a parent reading this blog, I think we can all agree that we need our own little quiet space sometimes. You know, from humans called children? ;) I grew up as an only child and I'm still not used to all the "noise". As a mother of three, silence is all I need and want.
As photographers, it's the most heart breaking thing when photos just stay in hard drives. Photographs are meant to become art in your home! One of my favorite thing to do is help our clients design the empty walls of their home and make it come alive! Seeing our clients' expressions when they receive canvases, prints or albums is absolutely priceless! Your photographs are one of a kind, unique art that you should show off!
How many of you have a room in your home that you don't really use? For us, it was our dining room... We put dining furniture there because that's just what you do. For many years, I looked into that room and wondered why we even have it when for us, all we did was eat there once a year on Thanksgiving Day. Since last year, God has been stirring in me a need to pray more and to create a space for this purpose in our home.
One of the most exciting things that our business has brought to our lives are opportunities to connect and meet new people, business owners and companies, big and small. Over the years, there have been many collaborations, features and publications that we have been part of... so much that we can't even post everything about them anymore!
“I know you’re busy, but….”
“Wow, your business seems to be doing well. You guys are staying busy, huh?"
“Being busy is a good problem to have!”
‘BUSY’ is the word that I’m still trying to figure out the definition of. What does that really mean? I feel that whether we want to admit it or not, we feel valued when we are busy.
It's so interesting to see what's important to someone. I truly believe that everyone has time and money for what's valuable to them. I don't believe the words, "I can't afford it" or "It's out of my budget.". I translate those words into "It's not important to me." I have seen the lowest income people travel world, and I have seen the most wealthy struggle with basic needs. It's all about where you put value in your life.
Over the years, we have began many traditions, but taking family portraits is by far my fav. A "side tradition" that comes from that is me crying from looking at them. :) I just can't help it... I look at these photos, and my heart is filled with so many emotions. I mean, I just don't know whether to just sob and cry my eyeballs out or laugh because I'm so happy, so I just do both.
"One day, if I ever make this much money, then I will give it to such and such...." was a thought we used to have. But, we realized that giving doesn't happen under certain circumstances, it happens when you decide to. With money, no matter where you're at, it's never enough because contentment comes from a sense of gratitude... in fact, they say, "More money, more problems", and that is so true.
I was born in South Korea and grew up there until I was eight years old. Even as a child, I was fascinated with foreigners. It was rare that I saw an American person, but when I did, I thought it was the coolest thing. Through my dad (step-dad who was the only father I ever knew and called, "Dad") who was stationed in South Korea, I got to see so many Americans at the military base.