12.10.08

Totaled Craziness

I feel like I'm trapped in a wind tunnel the past couple of weeks. I don't know how it's happened or what happened really but I've been very very busy. Between weddings last week/weekend to trying to edit things from the end of September, finishing (kinda) the website, doing BT stuff, meetings and other misc things I feel like I'm getting further and further behind. I had a shoot Thursday that got rained out and I'm almost thankful that it did... Cause it gave me a chance to get caught up on things and on life. I actually finished all my editing from Liz rehearsal and Heather & Eric's wedding (post on that one soon) and finished Breaking Dawn.... that whole story is really awesome and I'm going to be in line for the Twilight movie just like a teenager! I, like half of the world am totally in love with Edward Cullen.... but anyway, that's a tangent that I'm not going down.

I'm supposed to have dinner with photographers tonight, and this will be the second time in a row I've missed it. I'm not even thinking about going, yesterday was too much for the senses it will take me at least a day to recover, I haven't seen my family in weeks, almost a month and well they win! Wes and I are going to Nanna's today to see Miss Syd and Baby Will! We'll get stuck there for hours and be home late I feel sure. If I'm honest the dinner out with a big group of lady photogrpahers makes me a bit uncomfortable. I don't do well in groups of people, I always feel like cowering in the corner and then get uncomfortable. Maybe I don't know how to enteract with people or something! One on one or small groups I'm fine but this is like 20 girls! Makes my palms sweaty just thinking about it! There is nothing wrong with any of these ladies either, they are all super tallented and successful, and sweet I've talked with a few of them via email and met I guess 3-5 in person.... But still seeing my family and playing cards over crazy stories of what we've missed in the past few weeks totally beats uncomfortable (for me) dinner out.

And that brings us to last night.... As you know (if you follow the blog, if you don't shame on you!) I'm getting things together to open Breaking Tradition Studios in January... well an official launch in January at least... we've been gathering info, building a website foundation and doing some promotional shoots for the new business venture... Yesterday was a largest production yet. We had two models, two assistants, and a camera man to help us make a promo video for the site... (If you know me you know I hate being on camera!!!! very much bad! so it was a really trying day for me) Tara being the amazing person that she is, scowered her area for sweet places to shoot and we all met up at her house and trotted along stopping along her "map" of places to get some really sweet shots. The last location was my idea, and if it weren't for Liz I would have never found it... I'm not telling where either! LOL (I think there are some things that you should keep to yourself, I'm all about helping but I can't give everything away) After we wrapped up the shoot, took a photo with our models, were all hot and sweaty and tired as hell we all decided it was time to head back to the house and make our respective ways home. Kati (my model) and I stopped for gas, bathroom and mountain dew... OK it was all me I needed gas, had to pee and figured caffeine for the ride home would be helpful. We stopped off and then headed to Tara's place. We were a good 5-10mins behind the other two cars and as we get to the area by Tara's house I see red and white flashing lights coming from all directions and thought that some old fogie (cause Tara lives in an older neighborhood in St. Aug) had collapsed and the ambulance had come to take them to the hospital or something of that nature. As I got closer I saw that it was a pretty bad car accident, sitting in the turn lane I realize it was part of our gang of people that were all smashed up in he car accident. I see our camera guy on the side of the road pacing back and forth with his head in his hands and did NOT see Dani..... I didn't know what the riding situation was so I didn't know if Dani rode back with Tara or if he was with Luke so I pulled into the front of the neighborhood and parked only to find Dani sitting on the sidewalk leaning against a pole looking half dazed. Once I found out he was alright I ran back to my car to get my phone to call Tara then Emily (our other model) showed up stopped and so on and so forth... The 7 of us stood out there at the scene for about an hour and a half.... Tara snapped some photos....


Keep in mind that Dani was the PASSENGER here!!!!! crazy!!!!!!!!

I'm hoping this is not a bad omen for the new studio... Both Dani and Luke were shaken but alright, thank goodness it hit where it did or this would be a very different kind of blog...

Well I'm off to shower, spend some time with my hubby, and go see my family.... Drive safe everyone.....

4 Comments:

Melanie Watson said...

Oh wow... that is awful. I'm glad you are all okay. No worries about bailing on the photog gtg. A lot of people have had to cancel and even before I heard you weren't going to make it I canceled the entire event. I think it has just been one of those weekends for a lot of people. Have fun with your family and take some time to relax. We are revamping tons of stuff with our studio as well so I can completely relate to the kind of stress you are under. You can do it though! I'm sure once its all done and you look back all the sweat and hard work will be more than worth it! :)

JEZZIKAzart Photos & Design said...

OMG!! I'm glad everyone is ok!!

Stacey said...

I'm glad everyone turned out to be okay! I know what it's like to be in a scary accident like that. By the way...I tagged you. Go see my blog.

Corinna Hoffman Photography said...

Omigosh! I just read this!! I hope all's well now :(