Super fun to get to see all the schools from around the state at the CHSAA Spirit Championships Fruita Monument getting it done with this basket toss! No stinky boys required.
Incredibly excited to be heading back to China today. Still not sure if we'll be able to compete in the 48 hour film competition. But the chances are us being in it are good. And even if we don't get to participate, we'll still be able to travel around the country so that'll be super fun as well 😄 Now we just gotta wait an ungodly amount of time to get through LA traffic and the TSA. See ya on the other side ✌️💙
Yep, there’s Mordecai. Wandering off like we don’t freaking exist. 😂 Seriously, in like 5 seconds this kid disappears, plays for a while, then looks around and wonders why he can’t find us.
Any other parents out there need a leash for one (or all) of your kids?
One of the things that freelancers really need to get good at is planning and scheduling on a micro and macro level and it's something that I've been dealing with in these past couple of weeks.
The micro planning would be on shoots where you have to make sure you need to get a certain amount of shots or type of shots in this allotted time-frame in order to complete the job.
The macro planning is the scheduling multiple shoots, editing gigs, and life events that might just randomly happen and knowing how to quickly deal with and reorganize on the fly is super important.
You don't want to leave people, especially clients, waiting on you to figure it out. Being able to think on your feet is an underrated skill that you learn with practice and experience.
I know it's a boring thing to talk about but it's something that I feel is worth mentioning just because I used to be super unorganized with my time/life and it's hurt my work ethics in the past. Hoping to help someone out! 😊
Now of course ya'll knew that the CHAP POMS images were coming for sure...Ms Trinity Nordstrom here during their Jazz State Runner Up Performance. Love the flow and passion of this dance and the story behind it.
Sometimes when a client says no to you, it can send you into thinking that you're not good enough.
I've been on that end of the stick so many times in the past and it sucks in the moment. But I've learned to be able to move on and know that there are a ton of variables happening that I didn't even know about and that it isn't a singular reason why I couldn't get the job.
What I do know is that persistence is the key and that you have to go through a bunch of "no's" to get to a client that will say "yes" to you.
It’s important to remember that kids have BIG emotions, just like us. It’s easy to get annoyed at our little ones having a meltdown or being fussy little a-holes. This is something we struggle with, especially with Morti. I love putting drop of Valor behind his ears and on his neck and just holding him close. Within a few minutes he calms down and we are both much more relaxed. Mordecai is prone to l o n g meltdowns and this oil has saved our ass plenty of times.
After I took this photo to capture a real moment with this little beast, we hugged it out, sniffed some oil, and he was good. Parents with drama queens/kings, get yourself some Valor 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼