A New Place - Parker Child Photography

Location: Parker, CO,  Dresses: Rainey's Closet (Tutudumonde) and Bullfrogs & Butterflies,   Paper Crown:  thethistlesticks,   Hair/Make up: Bullfrogs & Butterflies

"You'll get mixed up, of course, as you already know.

You'll get mixed up with many strange birds as you go. 

So be sure when you step.

Step with care and great tact and remember that Life's a Great Balancing Act.

Just never forget to be dexterous and deft.

And never mix up your right foot with your left.

And will you succeed?  Yes! You will, indeed!

(98 and 3/4 percent guaranteed.)

KID, YOU'LL MOVE MOUNTAINS!

From Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss

 

Every world we enter has it's own complete set of 'strange birds.'  Sometimes, I find myself getting caught up with opinions and fears of others that I forget to step with care and tact.  I'm in a place where I am trying to juggle marriage and parenting with running a business.   

I'm learning.  

All.  The.  Time.  

Settings.  Lenses.  Marketing.  Relationships.  Sometimes by trial and error, sometimes by being studious and ahead of the curve.  I wish that it was always easy and that I would know what to do.  Do you know what I mean?

But it isn't easy.  It's hard.  It is hard to make choices that I know will effect other people.  

I read Oh, the Places You'll Go! at least two times a week to my children.  Every time, it never fails to remind me that there are tremendous victories and tremendous lonely times in our lives.  We are strong and we are weak.  Enjoy the victory and press on during the lonely times.

When I started Bullfrogs & Butterflies it came from a place of whimsy childhood memories.  The types that we remember as more grand than they actually were.  They left imprints on our minds - they are moments that we want to relive through our children.  We want them to feel the magic!  We want them to live!  

I started a business on a leap of faith.  Not knowing if it would be successful, not knowing if anyone would ever pay me to take photos.  My journey has been unsure at times.  Through the last few years, I have figured a few things out.  My passion is Children's Portraiture.  The interaction and the imagination fuel my creativity and challenge my imagination.   

 

"So...

be your name Buxbaum or Bixby or Bray

or Mordecai Ali Van Allen O'Shea,

you're off to Great Places!

Today is your day!

Your mountain is waiting.

So...get on your way!"

 

I know that changes have happened and will continue to happen.  This year, has been full of them.  Thank you for seeing me through these and being supportive in the meantime.

Warmly,  Amie