~Confessions – West Michigan Photographer ~

Okay, so I thought I would do something a little fun today! Stepping out of my comfort zone a little and give you  a little in site into myself! I think it’s important for people to really know who you are and understand you. That is an important part as a photographer, to help clients get to know you better so maybe they can understand your work.  So here are some random facts about me:

1: I don’t like to read, AT ALL! If you send me an email (pass it on email, joke or whatever) if it’s more than a sentence or 2 and has no pictures attached, it automatically gets thrown in the trash! FYI: maybe just don’t send them to me at all, lol! I do read blogs that I enjoy, but I do a lot of skimming too!

2: We raise labs and to be honest, I’m not a dog person! Don’t get me wrong I love my dog, but if we never had pets I would be a-ok with it!

3: I drink coffee at night as much as I do in the morning! I usually have 2 cups in the morning and 2 cups at night, with creamer of course:)

4: My house is hardly ever clean, between work, kids, husband, the  house just can’t keep up, or should I say I can’t keep up with the house!

5:I love ramon noodles and sometimes have then as night snack.

6:I love to scrapbook and use to be really good at keeping my books current, but have really slacked over the past few yrs

7: I don’t like to cook. I only cook because I have to! If I never had to cook again, oh how happy that would make me!

8: I try to keep everything as real as possible! Don’t ask my opinion of you don’t want an honest answer. I try to tell it how it is, even if it may hurt someones feelings, and in return, I want the same done to me. Life isn’t all about butterflies and rainbows and sometimes we need to hear the real truth to be able to fix ourselves! We are all  a work in progress!

9: I LOVE LOVE winter time (as I’m sure most of you know)! I love the coldness, the snow, everything! I can’t stand summer time. I guess I shouldn’t say I can’t stand it, because,  yes it nice to go outside and not have to put on a ton of gear. And it’s nice to do outdoor activities,  but when you can’t even stand to be outside b/c it’s so hot and humid, yuck! You can always put more clothes on, but you can’t  shouldn’t take more off;)

10: I love love my kids more than life itself, but am not a “kid” person. If that makes any sense at all, lol! We have 2 beautiful babies that I wouldn’t trade for ANYTHING! But 2 kids is all I want. I’m not a “babysitter” and never was. Even as a teenager babysitting my neighbor’s kids, I totally dreaded it and couldn’t wait for the parents to arrive home!

11: I LOVED high school, yes I said it! LOVED! I miss it a lot actually, sounds silly I know! I hated the “school” part of it, I was a terrible student and basically squeaked by for the most part! But the social aspect of it, was great! I was not popular by any means, but I enjoyed seeing my friends everyday, hanging out and just being social! Some of my GREATEST memories are from when I was in school!

12: I can’t spell worth a hoot (thank goodness for spell check;))! I’m constantly mis-spelling words and not pronouncing words correctly (partly why I was terrible in school). I think there is a automatic speculation, that if you can’t spell correctly you are stupid! Ever heard of street smart verses book smart? I’m definitely on the street smart side of things!

13: I love Netflix! It’s so great to have the movies actually come to your house and never have any late fees! BEST THING EVER! And I’m always watching something on their watch instantly. Some of the best shows  I have discovered have been through netflix, Dexter, Californication, Weeds, just to name a few!

14: I get really nervous very easily! People can see right though me, I have a hard time “faking” it! Whatever “it” may be! I stumble my words, I don’t think quick on my feet! People who don’t really “know” me, probably think I’m an idiot, lol! Because, I’m always stumbling words and making mistakes. The nervousness just takes over! So I’m for warning you! And for this reason, I don’t blog or write as much as I should, b/c I’m always curious on how people perceive me! I will let the littlest things bother me for days!

15: I LOVE LOVE taking photographs, as you can already tell, but I have NO desire to shoot weddings! I have second shot for a few people, which was ok. But it’s not where I want to go at all! I always refer my friends to other photographers for weddings!

Well I think that’s enough for now:)I hope you have enjoyed getting to know me a little better! I always tell people I’m an open book, so ask my anything you want! And Because a post just isn’t complete with out a picture! Here ya go! Enjoy and thanks for looking!

SarahFebruary 7, 2010 - 2:12 pm

You are adorable! I LOVE this post! I am going to do one too! I am all about randomness! :) The shot of mister B is cute!

LeiaFebruary 7, 2010 - 5:10 pm

LoL! Summer, you are precious all the way around and you sound a lot like me!! I hate to read and Spell check is my BFF too! lol! ;) Great post!
Oh and B is soo cute in this picture, I love the missing front tooth!

TammyFebruary 7, 2010 - 10:02 pm

Good idea for a blog post, I may have to “borrow” your idea soon. :) And I love the image, so crisp, and the colors are just right. I’ve never photographed in the snow (I’m in east Texas), but I bet it works as an awesome natural reflector. The catchlights in his eyes are just beautiful…

Krystal BraytonFebruary 7, 2010 - 10:25 pm

I LOVE this entry! What fun. I hate the heat of summer too! I wish I could get more people to be adventurous and go out in the snow for photo shoots. Grrrr.

I also am not the person to ask if you don’t want an honest answer. People always ask in passing, “How are you today?” They are shocked when I say something other then the normal, “fine, how are you?” haha.

You have a great feel to your site, pictures, and personality. Thanks for sharing it. I would love to connect with you and maybe you could be the person to give me “REAL” feedback on my photos!

I also hate to read so I’ll cut this off here! :)

Kirsty-Abu DhabiFebruary 8, 2010 - 2:33 am

Lovely to read all about you! Re: point No. 4 – my motto is “you never lie on your death bed wishing you’d spent more time cleaning” I’d much rather spend the time playing with my girls!!

Meredith RowlenFebruary 8, 2010 - 11:49 am

LOOOOVE the toothless pics.. just adorable
LOVE all the admits.. I’m going to do it too

Stacey LundFebruary 9, 2010 - 7:52 am

I love this picture! I really enjoyed reading all your confessions. It made me smile.

shannonFebruary 9, 2010 - 9:56 pm

Yay! Thanks for sharing more of Summer!

Schona KesslerFebruary 10, 2010 - 9:35 am

Love the inside look on you! It’s great to hear about the Real person behind the blog. Thanks for sharing.

Manuella Pararas-HulbertFebruary 10, 2010 - 3:39 pm

Wow, what a great post, I learned so much about you and I thank you for sharing such personal info about yourself. Great shot too.

EvieFebruary 11, 2010 - 8:25 am

For someone who hates to read, that sure was a long post for the rest of us to read. LOL!!! Only teasing!!! I do not have much in common with this list EXCEPT I’m your soul sister in not keeping a clean house. It is the ONE thing that gets away from me all the time. It might be clean for a while but then little things start to pile up and before I know it, it’s a big mess again. It’s nice to know you’re out there experiencing that, too.

RaeFebruary 11, 2010 - 10:05 am

Love the tooth-less grin! What a handsome boy!

Rhonda ImbeaultFebruary 11, 2010 - 12:52 pm

Sooo handsome! Honestly how can you not take an awesome picture with a child as cute as that?

GillianFebruary 12, 2010 - 1:39 am

OMW I’m so stealing this idea! LOL LOVEEEEEEEEEEEEEE that snow shot!!! (so jealous you get snow!!!)

Renee WFebruary 12, 2010 - 1:41 am

I loved getting to know you better. I’m right there with you on the coffee girl. I just finished a latte at 10pm. Full caffeine, no problem! But I’m opposite on the weather. The cold and snow are fun to visit, but I like my sunny little beach town!

Tyjuana Hill-SmithFebruary 12, 2010 - 9:07 pm

Great idea Summer…love it! Thanks for sharing yourself with us…it takes a lot of guts to step out of your comfort zone! And what a cute picture to end with!

charlotte stringerFebruary 12, 2010 - 11:14 pm

Love it!! Love his sweet smile!

Jeannette Chirinos GoldFebruary 13, 2010 - 9:39 pm

this is a nice post, we all should do taht sometimes

Amber DebyahFebruary 13, 2010 - 11:49 pm

Loved reading about you!! And that photo is sooo cute!!!

kyla branchMarch 10, 2010 - 8:49 pm

Love this! Can I copy you? I think its great for your clients to get to know you better. Thank you for the sweet comments on my blog!

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