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The Correia Kids | Holiday Photos

Psst!  I have a secret to tell you. We don’t always take photos of our own kids.  I know it’s hard to believe, but as a working photographer you’re usually the last on the list for getting photos done or taking photos of your own kids. (Don’t get me wrong…I instagram the sh*t out of the two of them…I just don’t always pull out the big guns). This year we totally dropped the ball and didn’t take photos of the kids in time for our own Holiday cards.  I just kept putting it off.  It’s like herding cats trying to take photos of your own 3 year old so while it was on my to do list, I made excuses for it all the time.

We finally rallied and took these photos before heading down to my in laws on Christmas Eve! They were dressed and both looked cute and we had a little bit of time before we had to leave.  We headed downstairs to our little studio set up and quickly bribed Beck to listen for photos.  Prue is really patient and she is great with Beck, if it wasn’t for Prue’s patience this would have never happened! (THANK YOU PRUE!).

So even though it’s February, because we didn’t send out holiday cards consider this post our “Wishing you a Happy Holiday from the Correia’s!”  We look forward to a great year capturing all the important moments and memories for all our couples and families!

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A new addition to the MrDrew Family | Personal

Our family of 3 is going to be a family of 4!!!! We are expecting our little nugget in early July, my Dad is hoping for a July 4th baby because that is his birthday! My friend Michelle, part owner of The Pink Pinwheel, wanted to make us some cupcakes to share the babies gender with our family & friends. It was a cute and yummy idea!   We of course snapped a few shots of the cupcakes.  Prue assisting Drew taking the photos of the cupcakes.

Finally the big reveal!  When you took a bite of the cupcake the color frosting indicated what we are having! 

We look forward to welcoming the littlest MrDrew to our family.  Prue is excited about having a baby brother.  She was a little hesitant at first (since she was sure it was a baby girl).  She sometimes still says baby girl, but after I remind her she corrects herself.   Lot’s of mustached baby items are definitely in our future!  I think I’m going to have to have an intervention with Drew, we’ve already bought 2 little outfits and both are green and grey with stripes.

Being a Creative Person: Ira Glass on starting the creative journey.

I came across this video on a photographers blog (thank you to The Youngrens) and thought it was worth sharing.  It’s Ira Glass, from This American Life, talking about what it’s like starting out in a creative field.  How you have really great ideas and taste, but then what you are creating might not be living up to that standard, and how it’s OKAY.  He explains how all creatives go through this.  When I look back at the work Drew & I created in our first years in college (I have a BA in art education & Drew has a BA in photography) I think it is not that great and not very well done, but we had the vision of what we wanted to create but what we were actually creating wasn’t living up to it.  Ira Glass is letting you know that it’s okay and normal to not create great work at the beginning.  You need to stick with it and keep working through it to get to the good stuff.  The only thing that is going to improve your creative work is doing more creative work.  The more you do, the better you’ll get.

 

Ira Glass on Storytelling from David Shiyang Liu on Vimeo.

 

Take a minute to watch the video and I hope it helps inspire you to keep working on your creative work and don’t give up.

-Amanda