Month in Review: November 2013

In November I spent a lot of time in InDesign, slicing and dicing presentations for the various public speaking I did: a second lecture for NBCCD business students, family portraits and business for Photo Fredericton, and talking about my ‘cool job’ with teens out in Lethbridge (via Skype). All of my lectures start the same way, with me practically vibrating with a nervousness that quickly unfolds into a mile-a-minute recounting of everything I know, the adrenalin rush carrying me through the rest of the day.

I shared the last of my fall portrait and engagement sessions, with Robyn & Ross’s engagement, Ashley & Brody’s engagement, and the Dupuis’ family portraits. With that, all of my sessions have been delivered and my blog is completely up to date, so things naturally begin to slow down around here. That said, now that some snow is on the ground, I’m looking forward to some fun winter shoots. On the business front, I also finally shared my 2013 client stationery!

The bring it downtown campaign segues from business to pleasure, and since attending the launch party last week I’ve spent most of my downtown dollars – chronicled on Twitter and Instagram – but I still have $15 left to spend, as well as a follow-up blog post to write. I’ve been working on a way to make my wrap-up special, so I hope it goes well!

Surprisingly, I didn’t make any personal posts in November… but I guess that makes sense when I realize that I haven’t transferred any photos I’ve taken from my camera to my laptop in weeks. Since my holidays are incredibly busy, I guess I’ve adopted this late month as my zen vacation time. AG & I hit the theatres to see Thor: The Dark World and The Hunger Games: Catching Fire, both of which I loved; took our final epic bike rides of the year; spent time with family and friends, including a DIY Poutine Festival (I contend that my selection of KFC was the winner, but we all disagree); went to Moncton to see Hanson (incredibly fun!); followed up the Christmas tree lightings downtown with a date and beef curry at Chez Riz. We put up our Christmas tree to a soundtrack of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas” over the weekend, and I spend my time happily plucking (poorly) along at learning some Christmas songs on my guitar. I’m already in full hibernation mode, and loving it.