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Falling down | by +Krisandra

So, what happens when the words don’t come? I sit in front of my laptop and get distracted by anything and everything because I can’t come up with something interesting to say. Something that makes you ponder. Something that makes you say, “wow, yea, I get that!”

I have youtubed the Gang Related soundtrack and wound up on New Kids on the Block music videos. Listened to the Ghost World soundtrack and ended up on Christmas songs- yes, Christmas songs. I tried to convince my boyfriend we needed to go and have a nightcap somewhere… on a Sunday… at 11pm. Anything to avoid writing; anything to avoid getting personal.


The truth is… during a shoot this past weekend my whole week came into summary by way of a mud puddle. I fell down. I literally fell down. Not only did I fall down, but I did one of those movie type splits down- in mud. Luckily, my client was behind me and didn’t do the same graceful maneuver. I got up and found a stick to scrap the inch thick mud off my behind, leg and shoes and answered “YES, I am ok!”



[enter cheesy metaphor here] The truth is… the last couple weeks have been a roller coaster for me. I was laid off  (laid off?!) from my “day job” of 3 1/2 years, I took on the role as photo editor with (yay!), and it took me actually landing on my behind to realize- I AM GOING TO BE OK!

I am one of those people who worry about every little, and not so little, thing. It has always been preached to me not to quit my “day job” until it affected my photography or vise versa. So, you can imagine my worry. This is not how I planned things. It wasn’t suppose to happen like this! Or maybe, just maybe, this is the way it’s suppose to happen.


Truth is… I want to show you images, but I want to tell you stuff too. I don’t only want to talk about f stops, ISO, and other technical mumbo jumbo. I want to tell you stuff too, perhaps personal stuff. Like how I can get so caught up with everything that is happening around me (work) that I don’t see what is right in front of me (a BIG mud puddle). I warned you about the cheesy metaphor!

Atlanta Boudoir Photographer | Krisandra Evans |

The truth is… sometimes you just need to find a stick, scrape the mess off and keep going. It took me falling down to realize it’s just stuff. And guess what? I’M OK!

LeahAndMark + Baby Rox

– Posted by Leah

It is our immense delight to introduce to you the newest member of our family…. known for now as Baby Rox!

Yup, Mark and I are having a baby*! Which is why I’ve been rather quiet around here lately… growing another human takes quite a bit of energy! But as I near the start of the second trimester, I’m feeling much better. And Baby Rox is doing great. We thought there might be twins, because I look about 4 or 5 months pregnant already, but it’s just one slightly-larger-than-average (and oh-so-cute!) fetus. Baby Rox is due to make his/her grand appearance sometime around the end of November. To say we are thrilled/crazy excited/kinda scared/ridiculously happy is an understatement. This is our biggest adventure to date, and we’ve had some pretty awesome adventures in our 6 years together.

No, this blog will not be all about babies and stuff. We do too many other exciting things to be solely focused on one event. Yes, there will be more posts about pregnancy, childbirth, parenting, etc. because those topics consume much of my brainspace these days. My body, mind, and heart are all being changed in enormous ways and it’s truly a spectacular experience.

For anyone aching to become parents and facing a challenging path to that dream, my heart goes out to you. It’s a fine balance between bursting with joy at our own happy news and being compassionate and sensitive to those for whom this news is difficult to hear. I might not always find that balance, but it is something I’m trying to do!

And for all of those who were in on our little secret – thank you for offering assistance/kindness/understanding when I was feeling green and exhausted, for squealing and smiling and sharing our excitement, and most of all for the huge amounts of love you have and will continue to heap on our little one. We certainly don’t have all the answers to raising another human being, but your love and support reassure us that somehow, with some (ok, a lot) of help, we’ll figure this out.

*Ok, this is totally going off on a tangent, but does anyone else think it’s weird to say we’re having a baby? Because really, we’re having a person. Our son or daughter will only be a baby for a very short while, and to me, parenting involves making a commitment to a whole person. We’re having a human! That sounds rather bizarre, too. Hmmm. Anyhow, just wanted to throw that out there.