Y'all, I just saw my first hummingbird drink from a feeder I got a few weeks ago. I literally can't pull myself away from the window now! I never had a hummingbird feeder before, so to look up randomly and catch that first sip was like magic! I have a feeling the back porch is going to be my favorite spot from now on! Seeing that sweet little bird means that all the cold and snow must finally be gone. These migration birds are my spirit animal, I want to fly south with them when the weather here turns bad and not come back until it's warm here again. (heck, maybe I'd even stay south if given the chance to) This truly excites me for a new season!
So what has been going on here aside from waiting for the winter to end? Lots of physical therapy and healing. My physical therapist has been a God-send. She took me from a total cyclone to much calmer seas. The improvement is astounding, though not fully vertigo-free, I am driving and shooting again. This May marks one year of battling this horror. The other day I saw my skeleton. (yet another avenue to possibly find a cause for all my dizziness) She was pretty much who I thought she'd be. Not just a twisted mess of crooked bones and tiny little features like cavity fillings that are undeniably mine and mine alone, but a puzzle of wild thoughts, love and longing to fix all the brokenness in me. Seeing myself as a set of bones left me feeling a little sick though, a little worried. It's been a long 11 months of strangeness and illness. I don't have results from the ex-ray of course it's too soon but I have gone a long stretch of days with no dizziness at all. A vast improvement from only 11 months ago when I permanently had my head in a bucket throwing up.
While this past year had left me in a dizzy daze, I absolutely feel like it was one of my most creative and wondrously artful years ever. I still manged to shoot all 100 sessions that I had booked out for 2017, thanks to some incredible photographer friends who either drove me to the sessions or shot along side of me in case I needed to stop. I am so thankful for my industry friends. And I am thankful for the understanding from all my clients. Someone somewhere inevitably knows someone who suffers from vertigo. It's like a little dizzy club that we have together. Lol Okay enough about that, you are all up to date and we can get moving on this year's photography blog stories. Oh man, you guys are going to flip! I am so proud of the work we have made and cannot wait to share it all. Sorry I am not a great blogger, ugh, I really try. If you find it in your heart to give the facebook page a like or write a nice review on Google for me, it would be greatly appreciated. :)
I want to share this incredible mommy and me session that I did just a few weeks ago. This wasn't from our mini sessions, this momma wanted a full mommy and me session with me. Her husband is deployed and this was a gift for him. (And really for her and her daughter too because what a treasure these are!!) These photographs are everything I want for Nicole Albertson Photography. Beautiful imagery, classic style, rich with emotion, I cannot be more proud of these! After a long winter, it was extraordinary to be out in the fields like this. I hope you can see what I feel. And thanks for coming along for the ride. :)
(((Edit: Eeeeek! Tick season is here so this is off the location list for now, we were lucky enough to get this session shot just before the spring really sprung!)))