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when it’s slow…

I can imagine that in the months from October to March, baseball players really start to get a serious itch. Their hands start to twitch and their arms want to swing and they dream about it. They’re glad for the break, but in their downtime, they find themselves yearning to get back to work.

In January and February, I feel like that.

We’ve got an engagement session today and a wedding tomorrow and a boudoir marathon on Sunday, so the ole blog will have a little more eyeball candy next week, but the fact remains that this is almost our slowest time of the year. The actual slowest time will be February. And if I’m going this crazy NOW, I can only imagine what that’s going to feel like!!

And during these slow times, Mack gets annoyed with me because I kind of become the photographer version of a door-to-door vaccuum salesman. “What do you mean, you don’t need pictures?!?! That’s ridiculous!! Let me come right in and show you!!” And just like that, before friends and family even know what they’ve agreed to, I’ve made them allow me to take their picture, thus scratching my list and providing them with pictures in the process. So maybe they weren’t pictures they knew they wanted… but I think we can all agree that the world is a better place because they exist. 🙂

In the first 10 days of the New Year, we’ve had the pleasure of filling our house up with family and friends, and filling those lovely people up with the food Mack cooks so well. Like this… his first attempt at sushi was yummy and GORGEOUS:

We had Mack’s parents over for a belated Christmas celebration, and talked them into walking to a pretty spot across the street for a 5 Minute Session:

I handed the 5dmkii with the 50 mm on it to Jack, and he’s never held it before, and he took this next picture like a CHAMP. I’m so proud of him. Future McG associate? 😉

Some of our best friends, Jeremy & Christy, came in from San Antonio and stayed with us for a couple days. I wish I saw them more often. I also need to do a full portrait session of them soon… they’re too adorable, that’s just all there is to it.

It was pretty cold Tuesday morning, but not too cold to step outside for 5 minute picture time! 🙂

Under normal circumstances, I think Christy and I are fairly attractive women. I’m not a knockout or anything, but wouldn’t call us laugh-out-loud funny looking. Apparently, that all changes with early morning picture time. Christy can’t smile, and I can’t not laugh which gives me fat face, and Christy’s nearly a foot taller than me. Soooooo our pictures look like this.

Tickle fights and extreme angling our hips away from the camera? Yeah sure. Who needs maturity?!

I’ll admit, as go-go-go as we’ve been since mid-November, it’s kind of hard to settle into the slow down now. No more friends coming to visit, pretty light workload, no trips coming up… maybe I’ll read a book!

  1. Misty

    January 13th, 2012 at 10:23 am

    Fun, fun, such cute pics of everyone!!! 🙂 You look great, Chelz!!! <3 Try to take deep breaths and enjoy your down time! A book is ALWAYS a great idea! 😉

  2. Mike

    January 13th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    Please keep posting. Anything. My favorite from each set: McGowan-2 & jc-1. Jack is a total CHAMP! Way to go, dude. And, for the record, I like the Chelsea funny pics. 😛

  3. Nicole

    January 13th, 2012 at 4:49 pm

    Looks like you guys had a great time with lots of company! It’s amazing the pictures you guys capture by simply walking across the street! And Jack totally nailed that pic! Way to go, Jack!

  4. Kevin

    January 13th, 2012 at 4:52 pm

    Jack nailed that shot! Fun pictures!

  5. Liesa

    January 17th, 2012 at 12:08 am

    I want her shoooes! 🙂 Happy pictures all around! Way to go, Jack! 🙂

  6. Christy D.

    January 17th, 2012 at 7:53 pm

    I lurve you and I lurve these and I lurve that I finally get to frame pictures of us!!

  7. Abby

    January 18th, 2012 at 1:09 am

    Yay Jack!!! All of these are great… That sushi looks deeeelish! And, I love fun friends!! Whenever you guys want to take a trip down to San Antonio, Eric and I will split gas with you!! Caitlin and Conner are there and I am always looking for a good excuse to see them, (and the riverwalk :))

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