Lately we’ve been, honestly, lazy about maintaining our site and blogging about what we’re doing and shooting. It’s okay, because we still have a lot going on and are still growing up as photographers, homeowners, married people, travellers, farmers, and more (!). We’ve essentially come to the conclusion that we’re still too enthusiastic about a large number of our interests to devote all of our time to any one of them yet.
We want to promise ourselves and you that we’ll do a better job of communicating what we’re doing, since that’s what a blog is really all about. So here’s the first step — this is a post to play catch-up and show some of the highlights of what we’ve been up to from the last post up until right now.
To sum it all up, we’ve been the picture of DIY lately, meaning we’ve been figuring out lots of things as we go along and doing it all ourselves. Together. Because, as they say, two heads are better than one. And so are two lenses, two rakes, two suitcases, two bowls of ice cream… you get the point.
It seems like there’s a huge wave of weddings moving along right now, doesn’t it? We’re thrilled to see so many of our friends in love and ready to spend their entire lives together. One of us gets all weepy when it comes to this stuff; we won’t tell you who. So we’re excitedly awaiting the first wedding we’re contracted to shoot for friends and fellow Supper Clubbers, Sam and Mike. That’s not until October. In the mean time, we’ll be at a few weddings as attendants, paying closer attention than ever to everything that’s going on and figuring out how to capture it best with our cameras.
That’s where we stand on the photography business, but we’re still shooting so much more than just what people are asking us to. Actually, we’re shooting a ton for ourselves to document the progress of our home projects, mainly a blooming vegetable garden and bathroom renovation that started small and blew up into what would fill an entire episode of This Old House.
Our dedication to DIY, or doing it ourselves, comes from a few places. First, we’re geeky and like to know how things work. The world is awesome, and we want to know what makes it go ’round. Second, we support small businesses, and may even become a real one ourselves some day. You can’t be a small business if you don’t know how to do it all yourself, or at least be comfortable with trying. And third, there’s a deep satisfaction that comes with doing all of your own work; it’s hard to explain, but if you’ve felt this then you know what we’re talking about. We don’t want to just do this-n-that, we also want to feel good about it (and want you to feel good about it, too). Doing your own work tends to produce a higher quality product, too, because you care about the end result.
Finally, we want to give you a heads-up. We’re not just cleaning house in our literal house — our site will be undergoing some major changes soon, so if you check back and everything looks different, don’t fret! The changes we make should make this area more useful to you and us. Let’s toast to change, eh?