Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Arizona Portrait Photography: Mumma

It's SO fun to see families grow! Here is my favorites from The Mumma's photo shoot!
Proof being a mom of all boys is the best!

Monday, March 30, 2015

Arizona Portrait Photography: Dawson Family

Love the Dawson's and love taking their pictures! Here's a few of my favorites from their session!
I'm pretty sure they're plotting world domination!

Friday, March 20, 2015

Never Underestimate the Power of What You're Doing. Ever.

I have to be honest, it caught me off guard. The email said something along the lines of "you're blog helped me through Postpartum depression...and, has a very special place in my heart..." Say what?!?! My teary reply? "You have no idea how much that means to me." We just thought we were having fun. We didn't know we were helping anybody.
Even if it's just one person. But, it's not. On another occasion one of our contributors was told she "helped put food" on a shop owners table. In that moment I felt proud, so very, very, proud. Yes, in the grand scheme of things what our boys wear, and how many followers they have, or how many likes they get, does not define who they (or what we) are. But, it really taught me to never underestimate the power of what you're doing. Ever. If you are spreading positive go do more of it! Do it the best you know how. Then go do even more.  

Friday, March 6, 2015

Happy Birthday Fly Little Guy

Wow, just wow! That's all I have to say right now. My heart is full. So, very, very, full. One year a go today I started Fly Little Guy! I knew in my heart that moms of little boys needed this blog. I needed this blog. I didn't have many expectations for it, I just wanted people to read it. And, I really, really, hoped they'd like it! Today I have received so many sweet comments and emails, some have touched me in more ways than I could ever explain here. I'm so proud of the direction we're going. I work with some amazing ladies! I've met some incredibly talented, and generous shop owners. And, the icing on the cake (ice cream cake if you please) is our incredible and loyal readers!
This past week has been one of a lot of reflection. A lot. My personal growth has probably doubled that of the blog. Those I've worked closely with know just how much Fly Little Guy means to me. It has been nothing but a labor of love. My heart and soul have gone into it. Sleepless nights and countless hours, it is my baby of sorts. And, with that, comes the good, the bad, and the ugly. I've seen some things. Things that were utterly heartbreaking. Things I had to work through. Things that changed forever the person I am. And, I am grateful for them, every one. Pushing forward when all I wanted to do was retreat. Digging deep, way down deep, that's something I didn't even know I had in me. Forever grateful. Happy Birthday Fly Little Guy! 

Friday, February 27, 2015

Calhoun Lifestyle Blogger & Photographer

Today I'm excited to get back into the swing of things here on Calhoun ink. And, in case you missed it, I'll start with a little peek of what I've been up to the last year!

The idea for Fly Little Guy came for my love of dressing my own three boys! It has turned into more than I could have ever imagined when I first started. In fact, it is much, much, more. I could not be happier with the direction we're going! It is truly a dream come true! And, believe you me, there will be lots more blog post where that came from!

I've also decide to begin booking sessions again. Yes, right in the middle (well, actually more towards the end) of creating a magazine and tee shirt line for Fly Little Guy. Because...when you're getting to do what you love, why not do more of it?! I'll be in Arizona for sessions March 12-14 please email lori@calhounink.com for more info and to book!

One last thing. Don't forget the $100 giveaway to Home Good happening right now on my Instagram!