Oops! Not only have I just plainly neglected my blog this year, I’ve also been really bat at posting my Fame & Shame articles. But, this doesn’t mean that everything has been slow for me. In fact, things have been whirlwind crazy and I just haven’t been able to find time to blog a lot. I have to get more creative with time management! I need to blog. It provides so much positive for me. In addition to creating images that preserve a special moment, I also love to write. It’s absolutely therapeutic!!
Here is the latest installment of Fame and Shame—a small peek into my life!
- Not Making the Gym a Priority: This happens every now and then for me. I’m not sure why. I temporarily lose my drive and think that my bed is way better than breaking a sweat. I lose sight of how much I love to work out and why I love to work out. My biggest motivation is that I want to enjoy an active lifestyle for as long as possible. I missed working out every day this week. That’s unusual for me. I’m getting back on track next week.
- Tennis Elbow: Whose idea was this crap? Tennis elbow sucks and needs to be extinct. I’ve been battling this for about four months now and IT WILL NOT GO AWAY. I’ve tried resting it, icing it, bandaging it and medicating it. It’s a persistent little $h!7!! Maybe that’s why the gym wasn’t a priority this week. Upright rows are impossible with tennis elbow. If you know a trick to get rid of this stuff, please message me. I’d soooo appreciate it!
- Bad Sportsmanship: Even if what the football players from John Jay High School in San Antonio said is true, there is no excuse for what they did to the referee during that game. I’m a bit embarrassed that this happened in the state I love and respect! In my opinion, youth sports has gotten way out of hand the last decade or so, especially with regard to respecting the game officials. I’ve always thought if you want to berate an official, go watch the WWE. The players do need to pay for their actions; however, we all need to remember that at the end of the day, these are children. I know that I made many questionable decisions during my teenage years.
- 1967 Ford Fairlanes: My dad recently gave me one of these for my 46th birthday. Can I just say I love muscle cars? I’ve had a pretty big appetite for hot rodding my whole life. I’ll add that I got that from both my mother and my father. I love taking evening cruises in the car, and it will be even better now that the weather is starting to cool down a bit.
- Nice People: With so much wrong in the world today, it is comforting when you come across some genuinely nice people, like I did yesterday. I went to the River Rock Event Center (pictured above) in Fair Oaks Ranch, Texas, to photograph Gloria and Gabe’s rehearsal dinner setup for Badges and Bouquets. I met with Susie and Maggie who manage the property and are also members of the family that own all this gorgeous property. They shared a little bit of the property’s history with me. I’ll be writing a vendor spotlight on this venue soon, but for now, I will tell you that this place is stunning, very welcoming and set in a beautiful, rustic country field.
- Cats: I recently was pretty much forced into adopting three little kittens from my niece. Although I’ve never been a cat lover per se, I never really had anything against them. After a few changes, the cats names have finally been decided as Callie, Tigger and Lucious. They are very entertaining to watch and play with and tend to remind me what it was like to be young. I think I love cats.
Until next time, be positive, happy, healthy, and don’t forget to be photographed.
I am a professional wedding and senior photographer based in South Texas near San Antonio. I pride my business in offering a premier and personal service coupled with an unforgettable photography experience. I cater to clients who appreciate quality photography and help them to create family heirlooms that will last for generations. As a full-time professional photographer, my sole purpose is to provide amazing, memorable and full-service photography.
I started Ata-Girl Photography Co., LLC in 2010. I firmly believe that the unique set of circumstances I have faced in life has prepared me to take a personal and genuine interest in my photography clients. I enjoy documenting the important milestones and captivating moments in people’s lives. I love being a part of people’s journey and consider myself privileged to document their legacies.
When I’m not photographing a wedding, family or high school senior, I love to spend my spare time hiking, cycling, reading, listening to Elvis and Prince. The most important things in life are for me to see my two daughters happy and to create a family history my grandparents would be proud of!
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