Marvelous Monday

Monday once again. Why is it, that Mondays come around so quickly but it takes forever to get to Friday? Something to think about. Report back to me once you all have figured it out. And while that’s happening, let’s talk all things marvelous!

Marvelous is having one of my coworkers, who is back to work after a six-week vacation in India, tell me it looks like I’ve lost weight!

Marvelous is having a workout routine scheduled for non-running days! This morning I did Pilates for the first time in years. I had forgotten how good it can feel and oh my goodness…what a perfect way to stretch, work out and wake up!

Marvelous is spending a weekend surrounded by loved ones and friends! We celebrated my friend’s 3-year-old son’s birthday at the Hands-On Children’s Museum here in Ann Arbor. I played photog for the day and took pictures of the kiddos and parents having a good time and learning! I gotta say, I think there were certain things that REB and I found more fun than the kids.


Sneak peek pic from the back of my cam

Sneak peek pic from the back of my cam

On Sunday I attended the bridal shower of one REB’s cousins. Her wedding is just over a month away, and it was so good to see the family-in-law for some fun and celebrating love!

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Me and the beautiful bride-to-be!

Marvelous is having photo sessions lined up for the year and assisting my friend Rachel in weddings again for the 2014 wedding season! I seriously can’t wait to work with new and returning clients. Along the same lines as photography, marvelous is also looking forward to new photo equipment and props coming in the mail soon. I’m slowly, but surely getting that studio room in my house put together. I’m still in search for the perfect desk, and my uber pickiness isn’t helping to get it done any faster.

And finally, marvelous is looking forward to the weekend already! REB and I are going to hang out with our good friends and I will be doing a family portrait session in their house. It’s been so long since I’ve seen my friend Valerie (Um, I think my birthday party in October - not OK!) and REB and I still haven’t even met her newest daughter, who was born back in June! So it will definitely be good to get some adult conversation in and spend a day with three incredibly cute kiddos!

I hope you all have a wonderful week! What marvelous things are happening for you today and this week?

9 thoughts on “Marvelous Monday

  1. Lawyer Loves Lunch

    Yay for fantastic times! I’m so glad you guys had a good time at the hands-on museum! We have one in our area and have been contemplating taking Little Man there. I’m waiting until this flu season is over to minimize the germs on all those surfaces (wishful thinking) :)

    1. Aparna B. Post author

      Thanks Azmina! I’m sorry Little Man is sick. I swear, everyone all over the country is experiencing these horrid temps and weird weather. It can go away, like, yesterday. I love that cities have these types of museums for kids, though! The Smithosians are fun, but often times aren’t appreciated by younger kids because they can’t touch anything! Hope you have a great rest of the week! <3

  2. Dixya @ Food, Pleasure, and Health

    seems like its been a terrific week for you :) it was a low key weekend for me..I am so interested to find out more about your indoor photo studio. I hate running from work and taking pictures in natural light. any advice or recommendations on how to get it going?

    1. Aparna B. Post author

      I actually bought a studio kit on Amazon. It’s not the best, but I didn’t have hundreds/thousands of dollars to spend from BH Photo. It’s not ideal, but the lights work best and the back drop is great for when I do have to do portraits or something. But the room I use has the best light in the house – huuuge window in it so that helps. This the type of thing you could find on Amazon:

      It’s a touch expensive, yes, but not nearly as much as pro photo sites, which of course are the best.

  3. Erica {Coffee & Quinoa}

    Love the marvelous Monday idea! I for one could certainly use a reminder every Monday about the marvelous things in my life… not just the work and sleep deprivation :) And how cool that you are setting up a studio room in your house. Jealous!

    1. Aparna B. Post author

      Thanks Erica! I actually got the idea from Dixya over at Food, Pleasure Health! I always had a studio in my house but it’s more a “empty room with photo equipment that never really got set up” type space haha. I have every intention of putting a desk in there, getting some shelves to organize props and being able to take the lights and backdrop stand down when I’m not using them. Baby steps though LOL. I don’t use the home studio often except when doing newborn/child portraits since the space isn’t huge or anything. not ideal for large groups :)


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