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Photographs preserve our memories, our history, our family & friends. They are passed on to our children and, like fine wine, will be cherished more with age. They can bring tears to our eyes and smiles to our faces. Our lives are captured in these images.

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Friday, November 8, 2013

Taking a Break from Photography

Hellloooo?  Is there anybody in there?

This post has been long overdue, but I finally found (OK...took) the time to let you know that I am taking a break from doing photography as a business. 

There.  I said it.

At first, it really stressed me out and really depressed me to think about quitting this business that I have spent soooo much time developing and learning about.  But my heart just wasn't in it anymore and it was taking a lot of time away from my family, which is the most important thing to me.

I was actually even losing my love of photography itself.  {sigh}

So at the end of last year I decided to just "take a break" and reevaluate.  And as time went on I found that I actually felt relieved.  

Don't get me wrong...I truly enjoyed and appreciated every client I had the opportunity to meet and photograph!  I loved providing images that they will hopefully cherish and share for a lifetime.

But after much (too much) analysis I have discovered that I love starting and growing a business, just not necessarily a photography business.  But who knows?  I could decide in the future to take it in another direction entirely and spark up this little biz again.

I have so many interests that I have driven myself (and probably others) crazy trying to "find my passion" and all that nonsense. Blah blah blah

I've figured out that my passions are:

Spending time with Reid & Peyton
Travelling
Making my own schedule
Being an entrepreneur
Working on something that energizes me, interests me, and that I'm proud of
Teaching people the things I've learned about
Learning, researching, and reading
Being creative

In general...FREEDOM!!! 

So, I have launched a new business called A Walk in the Clouds - Simplify Your Business & Life.  I'd love for you to come on over and check it out!  It's a work in progress, but your business always is isn't it? :)

Also, I'm working on a side project (along with my super cute hubby & equally cute daughter) called Bright Faith which is a family friendly journey through the world's religions, faiths & spirituality.  We wanted to find a way to expose Peyton to all the ways people throughout the world express their faith and so we decided...why not make an adventure out of it and learn together?! 

We plan to travel, read, write, and learn all about this topic together as a family and share our stories, photos, videos and more!  We even plan to offer a line of children's books, video interviews of interesting people, field trip guides for families to use, and even group travel adventures!

Anyhoo...thanks for supporting me as a photographer and just as me, Karen!  I'd love to see you in my new adventures and like I said before...who knows what the future may bring?!  You may see me back here. :)

Karen

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Friday, June 7, 2013

With Hope the Odds Don't Matter - The Story of a Mom and Cancer Survivor

A few months ago I received an email from a man named Cameron who was interested in writing a story about his wife's cancer survival for my blog.  He had read my story about my dad's battle with cancer, which you can find here and thought his wife's story may be of interest to you.

You can find his story, The Heartbreak of Caring for a Cancer Patienthere.  It was truly my honor to post his story on my blog and I was equally humbled when he recently contacted me again to share this video of his wife's amazing attitude despite getting a terrifying diagnosis when their beautiful new baby girl was only 3 months old.  

Watch Heather's video and share it with your friends!  It's an important message and since most of us are touched by cancer in some way, it is imperative that we help spread her story of hope for others to be inspired by!



Has your family been touched by cancer?  (The more appropriate phrase would be "smacked upside the head" or "kicked in the gut" by cancer).  Please share your story of hope in the comments below.  I would love to read them!

You can find Heather's page on the Mesothelioma website here.  

Cameron & Heather, thank you so much for sharing your story and serving as an inspiration for so many!!!

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Spring Cleaning Sale!

Reid and I have been having mucho computer problems lately.  He has spent waaaay too many hours trying to fix my desktop, then my father-in-laws laptop (I was borrowing it), then Reid's desktop, then his phone, my phone, on and on...  

If you drive by our house one day and see a heaping pile of still smoldering electronic equipment in our front yard do not be alarmed.  

But finally we are (pretty much) back on the grid! :)  And since I am organizing and archiving my photo files, I am having a Spring Cleaning Sale!  It's a super duper awesome deal, so jump on the bandwagon ASAP!

Karen Taggart Photography Spring Cleaning Sale 2013

Now if only I could get motivated to spring clean my house.  Another project for another day! :)