Shy Heart Studios

Monthly Archives: April 2014

When speaking with a good friend yesterday about the place we are at in our lives we both talked about our concerns and fears. We are both building our businesses and that can be really scarey when you don’t have a cushion to land on if things don’t take off right away. We used the phrase “It’s time to put on our big girl pants” several times… and the term “war story”… Read More

Well I am a few days behind on my blogging… but I still plan to get two blogs posted this week! Looks like they’ll be a little closer together this time… but hey, as long as I keep blogging! I have been surprising myself with how busy I have managed to stay. When your whole business world gets flipped upside down it sure lights a fire under your butt to get things… Read More

When I thought about re-launching my blog I thought about how I could keep readers interested. Obviously it’s fun to look at photos and to talk about sessions – but I knew I needed more than that. I’m going through a major change in my career life right now and am essentially starting from square one building my business. Everyone loves a “from the very bottom to the very top” kind of… Read More

In general, it’s sometimes challenging to give up your free time to volunteer – but every time I do it, I find that I get more out of it than I give. And sometimes, especially when you’re building a business – you have to show up and just do things to help circulate your name. Last week I volunteered to photograph an event at the Muckenthaler Mansion in Fullerton. I’ve never been… Read More

When thinking about this post today, a lot of ideas came to mind. The one that stuck out the most was love – so lets talk about love! If you google search the word love – Wikipedia gives you this definition: Love refers to a variety of different feelings, states, and attitudes that ranges from interpersonal affection (“I love my mother”) to pleasure (“I loved that meal”). It can refer to an… Read More

Sometimes I see these young faces and vibrant personalities on seniors who are so full of excitement for what’s ahead, and I think – “I want to be 18 again!” Though I only have 10 years on them, life was easier in some ways, at 18… so much happens after you graduate high school and become an adult! In all reality, I love my life and I love where I am in… Read More

There are moments in life when the phrase “When it rains, it pours” really rings true. Based on the events in my life over the past couple of weeks, a few people have said that to me… but I’m not really sure it’s pouring right now. It’s raining, that’s for sure… but I truly believe the sun is going to peek through the clouds any moment and the flowers will bloom again… Read More

There is something SO “Orange County” about having your family portraits taken on the beach. Some families do it year after year… always on the beach… My guess is, they just want to make sure all of their out of state friends and family don’t forget that they live in perfect whether, by the ocean, all year long…. 🙂  This particular Newport Beach family had just moved to Southern California – so… Read More