As a business page you have the ability to utilize scheduling tools to prepare your posts ahead of time and thoughtfully plan when you are going to post. If you utilize your page as something additional to what you do during your day to day 9-5 job or simply are a small team with limited time, scheduling posts is a great way to plan your content for your audience.
These instructions are to help you navigate your Facebook page and schedule your first post. It is recommended that you schedule posts from a desktop computer (it’s easier and more user friendly).
Go to your Facebook page. If you are the admin, you will have a fancy toolbar at the top of your page that has tools for you. Find the tool tab called “Publishing Tools” and click on it.
Your previously published posts will be the screen that automatically shows up. On the left side of your screen, find the option “Scheduled Posts” and click on it. The screen will now have no content scheduled if this is your first time, but after we schedule content this is where you can see what is in the queue.
Click the blue “Create” button in the top right hand corner.
Type out your post that you are going to schedule. Tag individuals, upload photos and include links more information after you craft what you are going to say. When you are ready, hit the blue “schedule post” button.
Choose your time to schedule your post! Facebook will give a suggested time based off of when your audience is the most active and has engaged with your content. At the beginning if you are not able to post consistent content, I recommend following the suggested times that Facebook gives you.
I like to use the custom schedule time to choose a specific date and time to schedule a post because I am busy in the day and don’t have time to craft all the content and post. Once you have picked your time, click the blue “Schedule” button.
You did it! Your post is scheduled. The screen that was empty before now looks like the screenshot above. You have a post scheduled and in the queue. Proof your scheduled date and time, did you mean a.m. or p.m.?
Scheduling content when you have a large chunk of time to prepare posts allows for you to thoughtfully think about when to best engage your audience and start a good habit of posting consistently. I personally schedule content so that I can stick to my content plan and allow for days that don’t have items scheduled for on the go shares or posts. I also don’t have the time during the week during the day to post directly to Facebook, so scheduling makes my content easy! Scheduling content will allow you test what your audience wants to know about and what times they are consuming your content.
Kate and I braved the cold in early February to capture some pictures of her for her business, Take Care with Kate-Dog Walking & Animal Care Services. Kate is one of the kindest, sweet individuals that you will meet. Her passion for taking care and loving animals is clear in her dedication to getting to know individuals and their pets. If you need animal care services near Ada, Ohio check out her facebook page!
I have never been a fan of Valentine's Day, but I am always a fan of others showing the ones they love, what love is every day. Cherish the moments you have with your loved ones and the little things in life.
At our Valentine's Day Mini Shoot last weekend, these couples showed each other the fun they have in their every day and the joy of just being together and loving each other through each day.
Making each day a celebration even through the storms that life brings is a constant goal for me personally and professionally. It definitely doesn't hurt to have images like these to remind you the joy your loved ones and friends bring.
Happy Valentine's Day, Friends!
CJ and I were fortunate to be able to attend the Ohio Music Educators Association Conference the first weekend in February in Cincinnati, Ohio. We joined music educators across the state to get professional development in educating children in areas of music in addition to best practices and resources for teachers.
But Helen, you don’t teach music, CJ does... True, my husband is a choir teacher and assistant band director, but I also have had pretty extensive music training in addition to giving lessons on the French horn and other experiences in the performing arts. I attend almost every activity that is put on by CJ whether that’s football games, band competitions, show choir competitions and endless rehearsals. Being able to attend and be around other educators in similar situations gave me valuable experience and knowledge to be able to support CJ and his kiddos better.
Kind of unrelated side note: If you are ever traveling in Cincinnati and need a recommendation for food, go to Bauer Farm Kitchen. The menu changes frequently and all of their food is sourced locally from farms straight to the table. Not to mention that their menu is highly influenced by classics typically served in Europe. CJ got the German Sausage Pretzel Board with sauerkraut and I got the schnitzel. We also got a bread stone board. I got a Hefeweisen beer and CJ got a Bavarian Manhattan. Seriously, one of the best meals we have had in a long time!
One of the perks of being able to attend this conference was being able to get discounted tickets to the broadway tour of the Lion King! It was on it’s last weekend in Cincinnati in the Aronoff Center for the Arts. The last time that I was able to see the Lion King was when I was too young to remember it, because I remember watching my brother’s reactions. CJ saw it in 2016 as a graduation present and was pumped to see it again.
At the OMEA conference a last minute session was added to the list and an email was sent out to attendees. The session was a dance opportunity with two ensemble members of the touring cast of the Lion King with limited availability to participants. As soon as the email came out, CJ registered and was confirmed to dance with the cast! I of course attended to document his experience. Literally anyone who knows CJ knows how large his obsession is with Lion King so his dreams were coming true.
The participants learned a small section of the actual choreography from Paige Fraser and Kevin Tate. To paint the room, the room was filled with primarily younger women excited to dance and a few men with an estimated forty participants. CJ, being 6’4” with his Lion King cast shirt (you know the one with the giant face of a Lion on it) stood out in the crowd. Kevin commented on his shirt because they were matching.
Anyway, fast forward to the end... CJ danced great and thanked the two for speaking so positively of the educators music, dance and theatre that helped them get to where they are today and decided to take a risk. He asked if we could get a backstage tour after the show! Kevin was very genuine and agreed! All we had to do was to send him a message before the show. We thanked him and walked out of the room. Again, CJ is a huuuge fan of the Lion King and did a great job of keeping it together until we got out fo the room. We were so excited!
We attended more sessions that day and next but we both were pumped to see the show first and then to go backstage! We attended the show, it was everything I hoped it would be and then we rushed down to the outside stage door and waited for Kevin. He said hello, we reintroduced ourselves and were whisked away backstage.
Kevin was very genuine and lead us around backstage. Everything that we saw on stage was suspended in the fly space. Puppets, costumes and huge set pieces were floating above us. A row of costume storage boxes were labeled extensively and Kevin showed us where all his costumes were kept and how they keep them organized. The costumes are so detailed and ornate. Behind the costume storage boxes there were a couple of stations where makeup artists would sit and help the actors and actresses change their makeup in between costume changes.
Kevin started out as the lead antelope and then changed to grass and then a hyena and so much more. The ensemble is very busy and instrumental in telling the story.
We got to walk on the stage and see the detailed painting on the floor and the tracks that the set pieces move on. We saw so many moving light set ups we couldn’t even count. CJ and I got to look out into the audience and saw how faraway our seats looked that we were in minutes before.
Kevin answered our questions about the pit and if the actors had monitors and audio backstage. They have all the fancy things to make sure that the performers and the musicians are on the same page and sounding their best. Not to mention that in total there are about 150 individuals touring including the cast of about 45 onstage. There are people everywhere at all times making the show come to life.
All of this happened in a matter of 15 minutes and we were whisked away back outside. (We of course didn't take any pictures so that the Disney magic remained a secret...) What an insane opportunity to experience something so cool in addition to connecting with our colleagues, alumni and just being surrounded by creativity.
Facebook has free tool for you to market your business or organization through their social media platform. You have to have a Facebook account to use this tool. Facebook pages are a great way to direct people to a location to check for hours, see reviews and more. This page will function as a digital storefront for others to discover your business or organization.
I’m ready and think Facebook pages are a great idea for my business or organization! Please read the following and consider these points before we jump in:
While it is great that this tool exists and is free to use, I highly encourage you to think about why you want to have a Facebook page, who your audience is and what you are going to share.
Knowing your mission, vision and purpose behind all the tools you use and how they fit into your organization or businesses’ overall plan is important to consider when adding something else to manage.
If the answers are yes and you think this tool is right for you: let’s do this!
I suggest creating your page on a desktop computer. It is possible to do this on mobile, however you have more control and can navigate the setup easier.
1. On the left hand side of your screen, find the explore header. Under the explore header click on “Pages.”
2. You will be directed to a screen with suggestions of pages to follow. On the top of your screen underneath the toolbar click the green “Create Page” button.
Facebook will begin to prompt you with the following to start setting up your page.
3. Choose what type of category fits your business or organization. This will help others discover your page via Facebook’s explore pages feature.
4. Pick a page name (usually your business or organization’s name) and pick a category that best describes your organization or businesses services or products.
5. Facebook will prompt you to upload a profile picture and then a cover photo.
Facebook profile photo dimensions are 180 X 180 pixels.
Facebook cover photo dimensions are 820 X 312 px.
Let’s talk branding real quick. As a business and an organization you probably have a logo and a general set of colors that you feel describe your look and feel visually. Using your logo and your colors of choice help establish a consistent image that audience members can associate with your message and eventually be able to recognize you.
If you don’t have a logo or branding colors set yet, here are some tools to help you lock down imagery and colors that are unique to you and what you have to offer. Establishing this look now while you launch your page will help your audience connect to you!
Fiverr.com is an affordable website that has freelance graphic design services and more. Visit the site and choose a designer by looking at previous work they have created. Make sure you are able to provide detailed descriptions and examples of what imagery you prefer in a design. The designer will work with you to produce a logo and you can pay for a number of additional revisions to polish your look.
Canva has free templates for logos and elements to create your own. This free option allows you to plug items in and have a design to use instantly. They also have ready made templates for Facebook cover photos and profile images to use quickly. All the graphics made here are from Canva.
If you already had a logo, but don’t have a color scheme that matches your business or organization. Check out this link that Canva shared on popular color schemes. I personally love to look at all these potential color coordinations and options.
6. The shell of your page is there! Awesome job. This is a huge step. Peak around at the options and tips that Facebook gives and learn to navigate your page.
Now begins the fun part of filling information in.
7. On the left hand side click the see more drop down arrow. Click the about section. This section is the most important to your audience in finding out more about who you are, what you do and how to contact you for more information. Having your mission, vision and descriptions of what you do documented will help you fill out this information easily.
8. This next step is up to you what you want to do first. If you have content or items that you would like to post prior to inviting friends or others to view the page, please upload those things ahead of time. Preparing examples of your work to backlog your page is a great way to direct people to a new page.
I uploaded a couple of key examples of services that I offer so that once people got to my page and found me they had a couple of posts to look at.
9. Share your page with others. Facebook gives four weeks of education pointers as you start your page. The above screenshot is some of the education they provide in the first week on how to get others to like your page.
On the right hand side of your page there is a tool bar that says “Know friends who might like your page?” accompanied probably by names of people that are your friends. Click the invite button to invite your friends or share your new page to your personal timeline with a note on how others can like your page.
If you already have clients, volunteers or others who support you, ask them to recommend your page or to leave a review. Word of mouth and having others advocate for you is one of the best ways for others to hear about the good work you are doing.
Back to Facebook’s Page Education: Facebook gives the admin a special view on the page for four weeks of education as you continue to update your page. The four themes that Facebook helps provide tools for you as a new page owner admin are as follows.
Week 1: Start Growing Your Audience
Week 2: Create Engaging Posts
Week 3: Get the Most of Your Business Page
Week 4: Customize Your Page
10. Continue to Produce Content and Talk to Your New Audience. Now that you have a place to share information and to direct people to, make sure you have a plan of what information and when are you going to share it.
For businesses and organizations, the recommendation of proportions of content that is engaging and building awareness with your audience (blog posts, website updates, general awareness) versus content that is asking your audience for something (book your services, buy a product, make a gift, etc) should be 80/20.
A great item that I like to utilize for myself when planning content are blank monthly calendars or weekly calendars to plot out ideas, topics or themes that I want to talk about during that month. When my ideas are plotted this way, I see what areas still need to be developed and what type of content is missing from my calendar to maintain that 80/20 suggestion when communicating to my audience. In my calendar I leave enough wiggle room to be able to share something noteworthy and exciting if something were to come up. For example: a launch of a friend’s business, a donor story that came together, or a new event that is planned in the community that supports my mission or vision.
I also have a blank page in my moleskine notebook and a spreadsheet to keep content ideas so that when I need additional content I have a list to pull from and develop. Use tools such as Canva to plug information into social media template shells. Sometimes an idea will come to you when you are looking at templates that exist in their library.
Again: Facebook pages are great tools to market your business or organization. Being able to maintain a consistent posting schedule and have information to share with your audience is crucial to using this platform in the way it was designed. Continue to ask yourself questions about how you plan to maintain this page, create engaging content and your ability to monitor your insights/audience comments.
These instructions and tips are meant to be thorough so that you can take this resource and run with it. That being said. I am happy to help you craft your story and launch your Facebook page. Fill out the contact information on my website helenbrincefield.com so we can start planning.
Looking forward to helping you share your story for your business or organization!
Need an idea for your sweetheart, partner, best friend or anyone you love for Valentine's Day?
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As I have been talking with other friends and clients and as CJ & I approach our one year anniversary, I realized we never put a photo in the frame we call our guestbook. I thought I would share so that if someone else wanted to do something similar you had an idea!
Down to the last minute we didn’t decide what we wanted to do for guests to sign in and offer congratulations. My coworker and friend Rebecca told me of this fantastic idea that we ended up loving!
Buy an 11 X 17 frame with a 8 X 10 matte insert. On the day of the wedding, have guests sign the outside of the frame and wish you congratulations. Be sure to include a little sign for instructions on what to do.
This easy and affordable idea that lets us enjoy your well wishes every day! We finally put a photo in our frame and will change it out as we have many favorite photos from our big day.
Here are some other alternative wedding guest book ideas that we saved from Pinterest that we ended up not doing.
Photo booth with a clothesline
Thumb Print Collage
Anniversary Wine Bottles
What do you think about the alternative wedding guest book ideas? Let me know in the comments.
This sweet family is very near and dear to me. The Frantz family got to visit my Grandma this year for Christmas which meant I got to spend time with my youngest cousins. For Christmas, my brother and I tag teamed a photoshoot to capture where they are at as a family and capture their loving family. So happy to get to spend some time with them over the holidays and have fun outdoors at this shoot.
Our first Thanksgiving married was busy traveling here and there and spent with our family and friends. We had a great time seeing everyone throughout the 4 days we had off, but we were especially grateful to have all of my siblings in one place on November 27, 2019.
Dad sent an itinerary for Wednesday, November 27, 2019 and we actually followed it completely! Here is a look at the schedule:
Willow Switch | Rensselaer, IN
Buffalo Viewing | Newton County, IN
Top Golf | Fishers, IN
Newfields Christmas Lights | Indianapolis, IN
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Movie | Lafayette, IN
The following photos capture some of the items we did during the day, but our favorite part was just being together.
During this season of gratitude and giving, I hope you hug your loved ones close and soak up all the time you can with those you love. Wishing you and yours a happy holidays this season.
Building an online presence is a great way to start marketing your small business or organization. An online presence is crucial in sharing your story to others who might not know about you yet. Most of us have an entire community at our fingertips that we don’t think to share our business life with...
Do you have a personal social media account? You can use your personal social media and these tools to help direct individuals to your business website, business Facebook page and even share products or fundraisers you are organizing. I want to help you discover some easy tools that can help get you started in building your online presence while you continue to operate your business or organization.
Tools to Build an Online Presence:
Canva is an amazing tool for easy templates to plug in social media content to show your audience quick information or photo updates. They have hundreds of design templates crafted and ready for you to input your information and design anything.
To make an account, visit canva.com and create a log in. From there you will have access to graphics, templates and images to create your designs to download in multiple formats. This tool is free, but there is a paid version that allows you access to more photos and content to input into the templates.
A warning from a frequent user: beware the amount of time you spend picking out templates and colors and images. You could spend hours searching through the catchy designs. Stick to your message, brand and share your story.
Quick Branding Tools
Fiverr.com is a website that hosts freelance designers and other creatives to help you define your look via a logo or graphics for a project or fundraiser. By working with this site you can find someone who can help bring your idea to life visually, making it easier to understand by your constituents.
If you already have a logo and a general look to your business or organization, but need help refining some of those small branding logistics like color schemes, visit pantone.com to view color schemes or grab hex code numbers to make your designs in Canva cohesive and consistent with the same colors. You can also use a hex code grabber in google to upload an image and pull the colors from that image if you have something else in mind.
weebly for websites
This site that you are viewing now is from weebly.com. They offer free website templates that are easy to edit and plug content in for free. If you have a free Weebly site note that your domain name will appear mydomainnamehere.weebly.com. If you have a domain through a service such as GoDaddy! Then your website will be similar to mine helenbrincefield.com
In addition to free website templates, Weebly has paid plans to offer you domain hosting, google ads and business features that could help you if your business or organization has a physical retail space. Weebly offers a Small Business package for $25/month (when paid annually) that gets you access to features like online inventory, a shopping cart, the ability to accept payment via Square and other marketing features such as a search engine optimization and eCommerce statistics.
Social Media pages are a great way to build your social presence and share your website information in a way that gets your audience excited about what you are providing whether that is physical retail product or services. One easy way to do this is to set up a Facebook business page. This will allow you to share information about your business, allow for community members to message you directly for questions or view your hours of physical operation, and to get free reviews to increase your visibility online. Having a Facebook business page will allow you to view more statistics if you create an Instagram profile if you prefer sharing your story more visually. Social media can become one more thing to manage, but it also may help you expand your constituent base by being more accessible online.
Remember that an online presence means you are representing yourself personally and professionally online. Individuals will begin to associate you with your business and what you begin to post on your website or social media. Tread carefully and always be authentic to you and your business and organization.
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The Hibbard family and I had an absolute blast playing all over their backyard capturing life the way it is for this soon to be family of four! Thanks again to this sweet family for letting me be a part of this little snippet of time in their little family. Best wishes as they continue to grow!
CJ and I have talked about going to Michigan since we started dating. We have taken the yearly trip to Frankenmuth to visit Bronners and all the German shops downtown, but never to the places that are near and dear to his heart. We visited his family cabin in the middle of Michigan, Traverse City and Glen Arbor for a quick three day weekend this summer.
CJ's family cabin is near St. Helen. The route to get there is without cellphone service, dirt roads and a little bit of off roading. At the cabin for the moment it is without electricity and running water, so we were roughing it on the hottest weekend of the summer. Honestly, it was not that bad. It was nice to get away and not be distracted by technology and other people and just chat and enjoy the company. CJ's family was also in town at the cabin (it was great to hangout around the campfire and enjoy the famous Brincefield Burgers). I look forward to visiting again soon and helping get some things up and running so it is a little bit more comfortable. Having blueberries literally EVERYWHERE in the wild was a perk definitely.
Nearby, there is the Ogemaw Nature Park where we stopped to feed the deer! We made a couple friends.
After a day at the cabin, we made the drive to Hartwick Pines to hike some trails before heading to Traverse City. We go to the forest where they have sighted all these amazing animals: bears, foxes, hummingbirds, deer, etc. and we got so excited to see two basset hounds hiking with us. Day made.
Storms rolled in to Traverse City in the afternoon. The sky was so dim and gloomy that it felt like it was 9 p.m. at 2 p.m. We found a place to eat for lunch because we were so hangry before heading to IMAX to watch Lion King. The movie was great, but we were kind of bummed the weather was bad for our Traverse day. Next time we will have to take a trip to Interlochen to see the campus and eat Moomers. Don't worry though we ate at an amazing restaurant for dinner: Blue Tractor. I ordered BBQ pulled pork mac n cheese and CJ ordered the BBQ brisket.
In the morning we visited the Old Mission Lighthouse and walked on the beach sifting through sand to find petoskey stones. CJ found a small one and I found a great worry stone. We got an early start so that we could drive to Glen Arbor to visit Sleeping Bear Sand Dunes. We stopped at Gallagher's farmers market first and got some fresh blueberries and they had this scrumptious cream cheese danish that CJ fell in love with.
Glen Arbor is awesome because they have so many mom and pop shops and places to visit. One of our favorites is Cherry Republic. They have literally anything cherry you can imagine: BBQ sauce, salsa, trail mix, salad dressings, candy, wine, beer and craft sodas. We of course got lunch there. I got the cherry jam parmesan crusted grilled cheese and CJ got the cherry marmalade burger with cherry cream soda. SO GOOD. If you ever get the chance to go to a Cherry Republic, we highly recommend it.
After we were fueled and ready we made the trek to the dunes. They are breathtaking from faraway and kind of overwhelming looking at them from the bottom. We were driving in and noticed several buses behind us and low and behold Interlochen brought their intermediate campers to the dunes that day. CJ, being a previous counselor at Interlochen was excited and also a little lost because he wanted to help out with the kids. We climbed passed them though and made our way up to the top of the dunes. The view was breathtaking.
We almost weren't able to do the scenic drive, because of storms taking down trees but they opened later in the afternoon. We were able to drive through and go to the overlook. The steepness of that dune was insane. We stayed clear of that dune but took in the sites from the overlook. The day was perfect cool Michigan breeze, before we packed up and made the drive back to Ohio.
Overall we had a great weekend together. We both have been so busy traveling and working separately this summer that this quick getaway was the perfect adventure. Thanks for making everyday one, CJ.
Summer photos at golden hour are my favorite.
Haley and Travis are beaming and were a delight to work with!
When CJ and I were thinking about where to go on our honeymoon we knew that we wanted to go somewhere that had plenty of good music. We met playing music in Wind Orchestra in college and decided that traveling overseas was not the best plan for us, so we decided to go to New Orleans, Louisiana. CJ had been there before on a tour with the ONU jazz band, but I had never been.
Our AirBnB was amazing! We had a shotgun home to ourselves with lovely hosts who lived on the other side. They welcomed us to their home, gave us a tour and then we hung out on the patio and popped a bottle of champagne.
We were just a short walk away from the French Quarter and some great places to eat. Most days we took an Uber if the walk was over 40 minutes, we mostly walked everywhere on our trip.
Day 1: Travel/Bourbon Street
The first night after we checked in and visited with our hosts, we ventured down to Bourbon Street and stopped at Fritzels. We sat and listened to music for 2.5 hours and enjoyed all the classic New Orleans drinks. CJ’s professor knew the owner of Fritzels so we talked to her for a bit before heading to a restaurant for a classic Po Boy before getting to bed.
Day 2: Voodoo Tour, Garden district & steamboat natchez
The first full day we were up early and went to the Bywater Bakery. We were so happy to explore the neighborhood and grab a really good pastry and coffee before starting our Cemetery and Voodoo Tour. Our tour guide was a local adjunct professor. We toured with about 25 people or so around the French Quarter and through St. Louis Cemetery No. 1. We saw Marie Laveau’s house and and grave, learned why the graves are above ground and saw where Nicholas Cage bought a plot to be buried.
By the time we had toured everything we were starving. We stopped at Maspero’s so we could try classic Louisiana food. CJ got pasta jambalaya and I got muffaletta. We had fun just people watching and visiting over our lunch.
We took an Uber from the French Quarter to the Garden District so we could walk around and look at all the beautiful houses of the neighborhood. We saw lots of houses that were unreal to think that people actually live there. We also saw the street cars in action. Before we came, we bought a three day RTA pass that covered bus fare and street cars, but the schedules weren’t frequent enough to make the pass worth it if you were traveling on a tight schedule. It was a nice thought, but not worth it in the long run.
Our dinner plans were pretty special. We took a dinner cruise on the Steamboat Natchez down the Mississippi River. The Natchez is the only authentic steamboat still on the Mississippi. We had a buffet dinner of classic New Orleans food-we tried a bit of everything. We walked around the deck and watched the sunset, before listening to the Dukes of Dixieland on the top deck. We got to check out the engine room and see the pistons move with the rotor and learn more about the boat. The music was definitely our favorite part.
Our feet were so tired by the end of the day, but we made one last stop at Cafe Du Monde to try the famous beignets. The line was crazy long for a table so we went to the lesser known to go line and ordered beignets and hot chocolate. We took them and watched them make the beignets behind the scenes through a viewing window and then found a bench to enjoy our treats! This was one of our favorite treats-so funny to see the aftermath of our sweets.
day 3: destrehan plantation & bayou tour
The next day we slept in and rested our feet before going to the Bywater Bakery again to get our game plan for the day ahead. We started by visiting Jackson Square. We looked at the artwork vendors and listened to street musicians before getting ready for our Plantation and Bayou Tour.
We took a bus with Grayline Tours to the Destrehan Plantation where a tour guide showed us the history of the plantation. The plantation originated as an indigo plantation then was well known for its sugar cane crops. When slaves were freed the Destrehan Plantation became a home and school for free men to learn how to adjust to life skills like reading, writing and trades. The plantation was breathtaking. The oak trees were so tall and draped with Spanish moss.
We hopped back on the bus and went to our Bayou tour. We got on our swamp boat with Captain Tom. His first language at home is french and he is just what you would imagine your swamp tour guide to sound like. We cruised down the bayou and he pointed out different size alligators, turtles and cemeteries along the way. We ran into an alligator who wanted to play. Captain Tom took a stick with a rope and threw it in the water and an alligator swam up to the boat. He stuck a crawfish on a stick and the crocodile came right up to the boat and ate it. The ride was unreal and really fun!
The day pretty much was filled with tours so by the time we got back to the French Quarter it was dinner time and CJ and I were hangry. We did not have the patience to wait in line for an hour plus for places in the French Quarter. We walked around trying to find a place to eat (hand grenade drink in tow) and couldn’t find anything that wasn’t a long wait. We decided to finish our drink and Uber back to our AirBnB. Not far away was this restaurant called Bratz Y’all! This was the most authentic German place we have been to since each of us had been to Germany. We both ordered Schnitzel and beer radlers with a pretzel and cheese of course. We were so full by the end of the night, but we only had a five minute walk home.
The next morning we woke up in time to pack up everything and do a quick video tour of our cute place. We were on the road again for Pt. 2 of our Honeymoon (coming soon.)
Fall is one of my favorite times of the year. One of my other favorite times is when I get to spend a tiny sliver of time photographing my friends and their talents. One of those friends is Paige Stafford.
This past weekend we made the best of the cold rain and grabbed some head shots/candids for her upcoming recital that she is going to rock it on!
Her are some of the photos we shot. (We stayed dry and had a ton of fun.) Paige is already so successful and talented, but I hope these show you how nice, thoughtful and truly successful she is.
Thanks for hanging out with me, Paige!