March 1, 2013

today is march first.

This week, I didn't workout. This week, I ate a pint of Ben and Jerry's Chocolate Fudge Brownie ice-cream and enjoyed the season premiere of Psych. This week I ran around like a crazy person from this job, to this errand, to this Fedex store (I went twice). This week I enjoyed life. And of course, I was preparing for this day, the blog relaunch. *cue fireworks* 

This month, with less social media, with no blogging, has been a refreshing break for me. I realized I got so caught up with "living vicariously through the Internet" that I started to forget that my "real" life is wonderful and beautiful and SO WORTH FORGETTING EVERYTHING ELSE FOR. It's like a punch in the gut - blogging, photography, the Internet, it doesn't hold a candle to the real and precious moments that fly by when you're not looking. I really don't like being cliché or saying what photographers are "supposed" to say. But when it's true, you gotta say it. All that being said, it is GOOD to be back. Photography is my passion. I have such a heart for it, that being back into taking pictures and blogging and being part of this community makes me glad.

So hello everyone. My name is Ellie, and I am a storyteller. Through pictures, through words, through my life. Welcome to my blog, and I hope you stay around a while. :)











P.S. Thank you all for being patient. Thank you all for your kind messages + encouraging words. Thank you for everything. I have a lot of exciting things coming up. I'm excited to share them with you. Also, what do you all think of the new design? It's not completely finished, but I'm excited about the direction it's heading in. :)

21 comments:

Hannah Nicole said...

OH GIRL.
i am so excited for you.
so unspeakably proud of you.
so blessed to call you my best friend.
LOVE YOU.
this new chapter / season / year is gonna be a good one. :)

ti amo, gatto

Abbie said...

yay! i've missed you & i'm so glad you're back! i love the simplicity of the new design. :)

Elisha said...

ICE CREAM. SEASON 7. THIS NEW LOOK. COULD IT GET BETTER!? NO... well maybe, if I were with you. ;)

Neeley said...

This is all so exciting!

Madison said...

Ellie! Your new design is so beautiful! I really am amazed at how you've grown so much in photography skills too. Your pictures are stunning. Excited for you!!!

Blessings, friend!

-Madi

Eliza Berry said...

yayayaayayayayayayaayayaayayayayaayayayyay! YOUR BACK!!! WOOT WOOT. I didn't realize how much I missed your blog! + loooove the new design!!! <3 <3 <3 <3

Joanna said...

Lovely photoshoot. You so wonderfully captured those children's spirits! :) And the momma too, of course.

I've been reading/viewing your blog for awhile now- found you through Kelli's blog, I think- and I enjoy the Guat's Up updates and various shoots of beautiful people and places. Also, I'm a Psych fan as well! I felt odd coming back to it after such a long time away--I couldn't remember anything about the most recent storyline except what had happened to Henry. :)

Keep up the great work and God bless!

-Joanna

Kiley Marissa said...

I LOVE the new design so much & i'm so happy you're back. you have no idea.

marcia said...

those kiddos are so presh. And EEK. the design just about killed me. It's flippin' gorgeous, girl! and I am so excited to have to back, and I can't wait to see more of your new adventures.

carlotta cisternas said...

Ellie you rockstar you! EVERYTHING IS SO PERFECT. and I'm so happy you're back :D Love you friend!! <3

Mal said...

HIs little shirt with the bow tie and suspenders is so precious :) Haha thanks for reminding me that I need to work out today :)
-mal

Kristyn said...

love the new blog, ellie! good grief, 2013 is just the time for rebranding + redesigning. my head is running in circles seeing all the new changes. they're all so great!

anyways, so awesome to have you back. we've all missed you!

Olivia said...

YAY. and these two babes are adorable! xo

Kelsie Johanna said...

the pictures...sooo cute! I am loving your new design!

Jessica said...

you've really outdone yourself, elliegirl. these shots are beyond adorable, and the new design? LOVE. xx

Julianna said...

lovveee this ellie! The design is amazing. :) and these photos are the best!

Sarah K. said...

Ah,Ellie! Gah. Love the new design, and the pictures. Just everything.

Daniel Garay said...

This is wonderful miss Ellie

Jennoelle said...

good gracious girl, this is so lovely! extremely excited for you. :)

Ashley said...

oh ellie its so good!! so very good!!! I'm so happy you found a design you love. :)

Ashley said...

-sarah :P