"You're breathing, but are you alive!"
I saw this quote on a building in Vegas and it hit home with me! Life really slows down when you have a small baby in the house! It takes you 3 hours of prep to go anywhere, even if its just to the market! For the first few months of Maxx's life we were bumming it at home a lot! So much that the walls started closing in on me! But now that he's getting a little bit bigger we're starting to spread our wings and have mini adventures! Yes market trips are included in those adventures! I didn't say all of them were fun! I felt bad for Lil Jack because all his activities came to a halt for a few months, but we're back in action! He just started swimming lessons this week and he has it EVERYDAY, which is so nice to get out of the house! It gives us a reason to get out of the good ol pjs! We have a few little trips planned for the summer and just started adventure Sundays!!! Woo hoo! Life is supposed to be lived!!!
Here's a few goofy pics with my little twinsie at the Angels game last night! Had sooo much fun with this little goof troop!!
I want to live a happy and healthy life! I'm trying to incorporate exercise and healthy eating, but its soo HARD!! It had been a few weeks since I last worked out and I made the horrible decision to work out the day before photographing a wedding! My legs were so sore I couldn't bend down for the life of me! Just walking up the stairs to the venue and sitting during dinner was soooo painful!!!
Bad idea, I say! Bad idea! Even though I was in pain the whole day it was soooo nice to get out shooting again! I LOVE my job and I couldn't wait to shoot another wedding! The atmosphere is always so positive and full of love, its so addicting! At first I felt guilty for wanting to work... I felt like should be appreciating the time at home with my baby, which i totally do! But then I realized its healthy to have some "me" time. Some people spend their "me" time getting their nails done or pampering themselves but I actually like to spend mine working lol strange I know! But that's how much I love what I do! It makes me feel alive! Can't wait to share the photos from the wedding with you!
I'M JANELLE MARINA
Wife, Mama Shark, + Photographer.
Most days, you'll find me in mismatched socks and a top knot, working behind my computer with a smile on my face, listening to Zac Brown Band and R&B
--or, dancing in the kitchen with my 3 littles and hunka husband, seeing who could come up with the coolest dance moves. I'm a wedding photographer, West Elm lover, aspiring advocate for our buddies with special needs, and a Certified Dreamer since 1986. We live in a cozy city in Southern California and are always up for a good adventure. I enjoy telling stories with my camera, grubbing on spicy food, and solving the latest Dateline case.