A Photographer’s Birthday

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A Photographer’s Birthday | Logan Utah Photographer

-I thought I would give ya’ll a fun insider look into how I  (Photographer, Business Owner, Mom, and Wife) celebrated turning the BIG 32!-

Since I’ve been getting “old fogey like” celebrating my Birthday still happens, but it tends to be spread out through the week of my Birthday. I am not complaining mind you, celebrating all week is freakin’ Fantastic. But what ends up happening is that on my Actual Birthday I found my Morning Free. What do I do? Work of course.

I spent the morning at one of my favorite local restaurants (The Waffle Iron) getting to know one of my 2017 Brides. If you have not been to the Waffle Iron, I must insist that you go as soon as possible. And if you have a love of lemon like I do, their lemon zest waffle comes with a lemon custard, fresh blueberries, and homemade whipped cream. I always add strawberries… and it happens to be one of the most delicious things on this planet!

Heading Home…

When I arrived home I found out that the UPS man must have known it was my birthday. Instead of delivering my new beauty dish yesterday when it was supposed to arrive. He waited an extra day so that I could come home to an Amazon box on my doorstep. Thanks UPS man for your super awesome considerations of my birthday (wink, wink). 😉

I didn’t have much time from when I got home till my youngest got home from school. So I grabbed my camera and headed outside to snap a couple pictures of my favorite little Mr. riding the bus home. His bus driver is one of the kindest men I have ever met. They all call him Cowboy, and I’ve never seen anything but a huge smile on his face!


The remainder of my day was spent at piano lessons and taking selfie’s with my sister-in-law who stopped by to spoil me with my favorite licorice!

And now is very late, everyone else in my house has been asleep for a beast two hours. And I am sitting at my computer enjoying my husband’s very thoughtful and extremely awesome birthday present.

What did he get to me you wonder???

He asked me multiple times over the weekend what I wanted. I finally gave him a list of stores that he could get me gift cards too. And after a couple hours my husband came homehome with a gift that was so incredibly thoughtful I was nearly brought to tears.

For those of you who don’t know my husband let me enlighten you. My husband is not necessary the hearts and flowers type. He is very kind, compassionate, and puts others first. But he is the youngest of six boys and so all of the mushy, girly, ways were never really taught to him.

We’re going to take him about an insert a small backstory here…

|A few months back I mentioned ONCE in passing that it would be awesome to have a dual monitor set up on my computer so that I could watch my guilty pleasure Netflix shows while I do my editing.|

My husband did not come home with a gift card from any of the stores that I had told him. My wonderful husband came home with a computer monitor and set it up for me so that I now am currently watching CSI Miami on the one monitor wow type this post on the other! He seriously deserves some major recognition. 😘

As a side note…

I’m pretty sure I have an extreme case of carpal tunnel forming. And as of a photographer this is not good news. 😩 So as my birthday gift to myself I purchased a software program that will allow me voice to text capabilities on my computer. Along with a more ergonomic keyboard and mouse. If any of my photographer friends have any recommendations to help with this ridiculous pain I am all ears!

As a second sidenote…

Mike from Endless Photography here in Logan is pretty freaking awesome! He did my headshot last Friday and surprised me on my birthday with having them done early! And what a fantastic job he did too. Do me a favor and leave a comment below letting me know which one is your favorite. Left | Center | Right.


If you are looking for a hair and make up artist, my dear friend Jessica @Jessica Nelson Makeup Artistry is a “The Bomb.Com”

As my birthday draws to an end I want to thank all of my amazing friends who went out of your way to wish me a happy birthday! I love you all! 😘❤️😘

A Photographer’s Birthday | Logan Utah Photographer

Elaine Farnsworth 18:08 November 17, 2016 Reply
Your head shots are gorgeous! Stunning. You don't need a professional to capture your beauty but he did a magnificent job. So proud of your hubby to remember your comment months ago and to act on it, how thoughtful. I'm glad he treated you like you deserve. Those pictures of your youngest were adorable, all your pictures are perfection!
    YLBMBP 18:28 November 17, 2016 Reply
    I'm pretty sure you are perfection! Thanks so much Friend!
Hiliary Stewart 13:24 November 16, 2016 Reply
Ohhhhh man. They are all so beautiful! I really don't know if I can choose. I think left or right. But seriously they are all gorgeous!!! Happy birthday! What a fantastic day!
    YLBMBP 18:31 November 17, 2016 Reply
    Thank you so much for the kind words and the B-day Wishes!!!

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