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FABULOUS OCCASIONS PHOTOGRAPHY {Is anybody out there…} Beach photographer; Rosemary beach; Watercolor; Alys beach; Seaside, Florida; Watercolor beach pictures; Rosemary beach pictures; Alys beach pictures; Seaside beach pictures

I have never proven myself to be great at a blog.  Not too great with Facebook either.  Instagram – pretty good at that – but not great.  I have a twitter but fogot my login info.

SOCIAL MEDIA FAIL.

:)  But that’s ok!  I just have to hope that when I do actually get the time in between running this business and running after my 5 children that someone will be out there to read it all….  soooooooo is anybody out there!?!?!?  I hope so :)

We went to Watercolor in Florida this past summer and fell in love with all of 30A.  It is the most beautiful area and we are so excited to be headed back again this summer.  I have decided to open up a few appointment slots while we are there.  We will be there for the week of August 9-16.  If this happens to fall at the same time as when you might be there and you are interested in pictures, or if you will be there right before or right after, email me at Moorefabulousoccasions@yahoo.com for more information!

Rosemary beach, Alys beach and really the entire Seaside beach area are so picturesque by themselves – but add your family in and the outcome is fabulous.  I hope I will get to see some of you there – for now I will share some of my own babies (that I realize are not such babies anymore) at the beach, one of our very favorite, if not THE favorite places to be.  :)

Peace, Love and Fabulous

Lindsay ♥

FABULOUS OCCASIONS PHOTOGRAPHY: {It’s FALL y’all!} Holiday pictures; Kingwood, Texas holiday pictures; Kingwood, Texas children’s photographer; Houston, Texas photographer; Holiday portraits

It is that time of year AGAIN!  I think it gets here faster and faster each year.  And each year it gets better and better.  ;)

So some really EXCITING new things are happening this fall.  One big fun surprise that if you have a full session or a mini session between now and right before Thanksgiving that you will be included in and then another big fun surprise that I will announce a bit later.  I know, I know, nothing like a little carrot to dangle to get you coming back.  ;)  I promise it is worth it!

I announced all dates, as promised, via newsletter first and there was a huge response.  If you are interested in booking a session I urge you to email me today to reserve your spot.  All sessions will be filled on a first come first serve basis and are very limited.  All session fees will be due on the day of your session.  If you do not see a date that works for your family, please email me at LMoore@fabulousoccasions.com and we can see if there are other times we can accomodate.  Full sessions are also available between now and November 19.

And just like last time if you would like to be entered to win a complimentary mini session just simply share the status on Facebook linking to this post.  :)  The winner will be announced in mid October.

I’m up to my ears in work right now so no time to do much more than share these times as well as maybe a recent favorite of a certain little RIDICULOUSLY cute baby (who happens to be mine) ;)

Peace, Love and Fabulous!

Lindsay ♥

FABULOUS OCCASIONS PHOTOGRAPHY: {excitement…} Houston, Texas holiday pictures; Kingwood, Texas holiday pictures; Equestrian pictures; Horse riding photography; Childrens photography; Kingwood, Texas child photographer; Houston, Texas child photographer

So I happen to have so many ideas swimming around in my head that I think it may POP!  I am so excited about this fall!  SO EXCITED!  So many new surprises and ideas and surprises and did I mention surprises?!  I CANNOT WAIT!  :)

A few things have to happen first though.

First thing – I have to tell you details and dates.

Second thing – you have to let me know you want in.

I am going to release the dates first to my newsletter subscriptions, then to facebook, then to my blog.  So if you want to be the first to know please sign up HERE right now for the newsletter.  If you already have signed up in the past no need to sign up again unless you have a new email address.  :)

I am waiting on a few details to be ironed out before I officially release the dates so you have a few days before the newsletter will go out.

AND I realize that it is September and that we just got back to school and no one wants to think about the holidays yet, but my friends we only have 12 weekends between now and Thanksgiving, and those weekends fill up FAST so let’s get your pictures on the books and taken care of so you don’t have to worry about when in the world you will fit them in!  Plus, remember I will be taking December off, so only appointments up until the end of November are available.

Also I will be giving away a free mini session to one fabulous person.  You can enter by going to my fabulous occasions facebook page and SHARE the post that links to this blog post.  Easy peasy.  :)

And how about I start to get caught up on some sharing on here?  Here are a few shots from a favorite session of mine from this past year.

And of course my favorite of the favorites…

Peace, Love and Fabulous, Friends!!

Lindsay ♥

FABULOUS OCCASIONS PHOTOGRAPHY: {Let’s just call this, hello again…}

So…

Hi.

I am not too great at this bloggin stuff.  We have kinda proven that.  I can’t say I am that great with Facebook either.  I have a twitter but don’t even know my log in information.  I’m pretty good with Instagram.  I would say that considering I have 5 crazy busy kids and am fitting in photography as much as I can I will take those stats!  ;)

It’s time though.  Time to get geared up for the fall and get all the holiday stuff in order.  So to answer a few things right out of the gate, yes, I will be taking appointments this fall.  Yes, I will be offering a limited amount of mini sessions and yes, I want to see all of you.  :)  Due to some other projects I am taking on as well as weddings that are scheduled for the fall I will be very limited, so when the dates are announced I would suggest you jump on them.  I am planning on taking December off to get to play and bake cookies and enjoy the holidays with my family, so please keep that in mind when planning your holiday pictures.

I do not have all the details worked out just yet, but I will be launching the calendar with all the dates next week, so keep an eye out for that.

For now, I thought I would start back with a personal post to follow up on this post from last year about this time.  :)

How is it going?  It’s pretty amazing actually.  And when I say amazing you can follow that up with just about every descriptive word you can think of – some days (um most) it is amazingly exhausting.  Some days it is amazingly awesome – all ducks in a row, all kids happy, hubby happy, awesome.  And then you also have those amazingly bad days that just.  need.  to.  end.  Thankfully those don’t happen too often, but you know every day can’t be awesome, so yeah.

The outpouring of love that we received following Racer’s story was so wonderful.  Writing that post was probably the best thing I could have ever done.  It was so therapeutic.  I was so empowered going out into the world since I felt like I had told “the world”.  Again – could have been 2 people who read it – and both could have been my best friends – but the fact that it was out there was just powerful.

Now that baby boy is one.  Actually 13 months today!  We have gone through one very successful surgery and have another one scheduled in a month.  He amazes us daily with how he just DOES everything.  He will choose to use his left hand to pick up a cheerio and his right hand, his perfectly 5 fingered right hand, just sits there.  I will tell you all, there will be NOTHING this boy will not be able to do.

And that is just the physical side of it – his personality is crazy funny.  He is quite opinionated if I do say so myself.  If you are doing something he doesn’t like – um he lets you know.  He will in fact let everyone know.  If one of the kids wants to hold him and he doesn’t want that – he lets them know.  He has a spirit that will not be held back.  He is funny, smart, determined, and just about the cutest thing ever.  I think we can say without a doubt he is going to be fine.  ;)

And he is loved… did I mention that?!?  I haven’t seen anything like how much this baby is loved by his siblings.  His “ju-jus”.  For the most part my kids don’t fight – but they will fight over the baby.  He’s a lucky little dude.

In the past year, I have dealt with curious children and adults alike.  Some who were not so nice, but thankfully the number of those is very very very small.  I am oddly grateful to those people.  They are teaching me how to react and how to deal with them.  I figure I have a couple of years to get prepared so that when the time comes that I need to help him navigate any of his own issues with people that I will be ready beyond anything!

Curiosity is such a NORMAL thing.  And I am thrilled when I get questions – especially from kids.  It is so great to ask – to find out – instead of to stare or to assume.  I would hope that more parents would teach their children to ask as opposed to acting like things just don’t exist.  It often opens the door to make everyone more comfortable with the situation.  (and this goes for so much in life, right?)

Another great thing that has come out of all of this is that the children growing up in my house are learning to be even MORE compassionate and understanding, more accepting, than ever they were before.  And honestly they always were in varying degrees, but even more so now.  I love that.

For months following his birth his hand difference was something that consumed my thoughts for most of my days.  I became just more aware of hands.  More aware of people around us and if they happened to be looking.  Not in a bad way, but just constantly aware of it.  Constantly in mama bear mode – I just wanted to protect him.  (totally natural, right?)  But I have to say that as of right now I may think of it a couple of times a day.  Sometimes not at all.  It is just normal.  I am grateful for that.

I am grateful that we have the opportunity in life to not let something that is different about us, or our children, define who we are.  We are all different and I embrace that wholeheartedly.  Some differences we see, others we do not.  I love that I have gotten to the point that I can truly, madly and deeply focus on him and who HE is and not have a little limb difference be what defines him.

We will enter some new territory before long…

Soon I will be putting him in a music class.  He LOVES music.  I have always loved music classes for my babies and I cannot wait to expose him to so many great things.  But honestly, I am also nervous.  We have stayed pretty well in our bubble.  He is surrounded by kids who love him, both friends and family.  To think about walking into a room of moms and babies – probably most first time moms – is totally making me nervous.  I know that once I get into it I will be fine, but it is just the first time to have him in a situation like that and well, it is enough to make my stomach drop.

Totally normal, right?  Yes, totally normal.

But that’s just it – this will be our normal for any time there is a “first day”.

As I sent all my other kids off for their first day of school there were so many mixed emotions.  It is certainly time to have a routine back, that is for sure.  They need to go learn, and have structure, and I need some time to write blog posts (haha!).  But I also hate sending them off.  I miss them.  Yes I am one of THOSE.  I actually enjoy having them around for the summer.  I like hearing all the hustle and bustle of the house when they are all home.  BUT I also know that if I heard it 365 days a year I would go crazy and nobody needs that.  ;)

So imagine the worry that all parents have, or at least most, on the first day when you send your kids off – are they going to make new friends?  Are they going to deal with bullies?  Are they happy?  Is their teacher loving?  Now add to that knowing that you are sending a child with something that is different about them that is noticeable and ask those questions again.  Kinda scary.

But in the end I know these things to be true…

I cannot control what others think, what others feel, or what others do.

So I have no choice, you see, but to raise 5 of the most confident, caring kids that I can.  Because, really, I do not have time to sit at home and worry all day long.  ;)

There it is.  I will always have those moments where my stomach will drop.  I will always worry when my kids are away from me.  But honestly, I have to make a conscious decision for it not to consume me.  I have to trust in the people that they are.  I have to trust in the world around them.  And I have to recognize that those same people that have said not so nice things to me are all around, and just as they have taught me wonderful lessons, they will do the same for my children.

And now, since this is actually a PHOTOGRAPHY blog – how about I share some pictures?!?!  Here are some of the things we have been up to lately!!!!

And they are out of order and I have no time to figure out how to fix it – so – yeah…

We’ve gone sailing in some pretty flowers..

Put a baby in them too…

We have snuggled

And watched sunrises on the beach

We have played

And gone to the beach…  a lot

We have laughed

We have celebrated birthdays!  Like a certain one year olds…

We have had cake…

and sno cones…

and gone back to the beach

They love each other

Have I mentioned the beach?  And that handsome fella that snuck in there is my nephew.  ;)

We have travelled to beautiful spots together

And played in the clouds

We have been in a swing for the first time

And we have danced… a lot

We have gone back to school… first day of high school to be exact!

And the first day of middle school… and the first day for another year in elementary and then the first day of being with just mommy for the little baby boy

We have swam… and swam… and laughed some more

Have I mentioned the beach?

We have run for mayor… and been elected mayor :)

We have lived… and LOVED

If you have made it through that craziness, bless you.  If you just skipped it and looked at the pictures, I don’t blame you.  ;)  Thank you for letting me share.  :)

I’ll be back with all the dates that you need next week.  Until then…

Peace, Love and Fabulous

Lindsay ♥

FABULOUS OCCASIONS PHOTOGRAPHY: {Fabulous FUNdamentals} Photography workshops for beginners

The first, and possibly only FUNdamentals class for 2013 is this coming Sunday, January 13th in Kingwood.  I do not have any more currently on my schedule at this time.  I happen to have 2 spots open in case anyone wants to join us!  The cost is $250 and it will be from 830-330.  To find out more details check out these blog posts below….

THIS ONE

AND THIS

I would love to see you there!!!!  :)

Peace, Love and Fabulous

Lindsay ♥

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