eat, sleep, breathe

I have been spending all my spare time thinking about this photography business; creating logos and watermarks; brainstorming marketing ideas and unique offerings for clients; wrestling with pricing and offerings; and trying to organize some photo shoots.  I have one maternity and five family photo sessions in the next month or two which I am super excited about (if only the weather cooperates).  Come January, I will be offering introductory rate photo sessions.  If you’re in the Lindsay, Haliburton, Peterborough area and would like to book a session for the new year, please contact me at applesforpoppyanne{at}hotmail{dot}com.

You may notice things look a little different around here.  Yes, I have begun the job of making this more of a business website.  Mike and I are doing it all ourselves and our laptop crashed again which leaves ALL of my photos safely located on Carbonite’s servers (but not on our temp laptop).  When we get our photos back and as the portfolio grows, each gallery will be a slideshow portfolio for clients to peruse.  I will also be creating sample birth announcements and holiday cards to make available.

For now, I have removed the “Recipes + Tutorials” and “Archives” tab, but will be adding a link in the blog portion of the website.  Never fear!  The best deodorant recipe ever is not lost ;).

I am to the point where I am tired of feeling anxious and doubtful about this venture and ready to step forward with it.  For anyone who doesn’t know already, Danielle LaPorte is seriously inspiring.  She quiets the demons in my belly with her “truthbombs” and “Credo for Making it Happen” (found below).

(Oh and Mike, if you’re reading this, her book would be a great thing to find under the tree this year.  Just saying.)

go gently + be wonderful


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  1. Posted October 30, 2012 at 7:15 pm by Stephanie K. | Permalink

    Your kids are intensely beautiful…destined to be amazing grown ups, with those eyes! Best of all your hard work brings!

    • Posted October 31, 2012 at 8:43 am by erin | Permalink

      They are definitely great to practice on 😉
      You still up for Ellenberger-March Clan to decend upon your homestead this weekend?
      I will be in touch to discuss details.

  2. Posted October 30, 2012 at 7:56 pm by mel | Permalink

    Beaut-full, as always dear erin! But, that last shot, with the ladybug (?) gasp! Add it to my ever growing list of ‘prints I must have’ of that sweetie…!! How you manage to capture these macro shots is beyond me.. the kids move too fast for mine to work. Again, best of luck with this endeavour.. it was made for you ~ never forget you have a gift/and eye for this that not even other photographers have! (Seriously).
    mel ~ needle and nest design

    • Posted October 31, 2012 at 8:41 am by erin | Permalink

      You really are too sweet Mel!
      Kids are so tricky. By the time you have your settings in place they have already moved into different light and you have to start all over again, but when you get the shot it makes it all worth it 😉
      Thank you so much for believing in me.

  3. Posted October 30, 2012 at 9:03 pm by Kim | Permalink

    The site looks great and your photography is amazing. Good luck!

    • Posted October 31, 2012 at 8:39 am by erin | Permalink

      Thanks so much for the kind words!

  4. Posted November 2, 2012 at 7:51 am by Cheyenne | Permalink

    Beautiful photos – you have a real talent you should be proud of – regardless of others opinions. Good luck with your business. I happened upon your blog and realized we have a connection with a similar place. I was born in Bancroft, Ontario and my boys I spend a month every summer on my parents farm including a week at the Haliburton School of Arts. We are here in the UK until next spring some time. Then we will make a visit back in Ontario. You have a wonderful blog and family!!!!!! Chey

  5. Posted November 4, 2012 at 6:34 pm by Ana | Permalink

    You photograph people so well. Sometimes people ask me to take photos of their children or pets and I always tell them I don’t do people… just nature. I can actually do a nice job with children, specifically, but only outdoors. I can’t stand taking photos with flash. I think you’re brave for taking this step forward and doing it professionally, I really hope it works out for you and gives you some kind of income. I wish I knew how to make my own photos generate an income!

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