Tuesday, August 30, 2011


Success. What does it really mean? 

I've been thinking a lot about what it means lately. Manly I think because I it is something that I seek. I want to look back at my life and feel like it was successful. 

Life in the Fair household has been a bit on the crazy side, Weddings and photoshoots on the weekends, full time jobs during the week, and then hours of editing on weeknights. Occasionally I have to actually schedule time off for us. Mark a big X on the calendar so that I don't schedule something.

Because of the way my mind works, I automatically link my success to weather of not I do my job well. And I have high standards. I can not think of a photo shoot or design item I've done that after I felt completely satisfied, I want to strive to do more/better/greater/more creative. But that's a whole other issue. But what I mean by that, I get very focused on doing those things well, that I fear that I will let things in my personal life slip. Things that I feel are important to be successful at. Like my marriage, friendships, sleeping...

So to be better at these things, I think it means cutting or consolidating some things so that I have more time to be successful at things like being a good wife/friend/sister/daughter. 

And if you haven't figured it out by my lack of posts the past few months, the personal blog is something that I've decided that I can no longer be successful at, so I've decided to go down to just one blog. The one that is attached to my photography website, www.elyfairphotos.com/blog. I'm going to try to keep up with some personal stuff on there, too.

I know this all sounds so melodramatic, like I'm dropping off the face of the earth. I think I just needed there to be a little closure and finality. I hope that you will stick with me and continue to follow me on the Pro-personal blog.

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Giveaway on the Pro Blog!

Hello Friends!

I know a lot of you are cross over readers to my pro blog, but I wanted to let everyone know we are running a contest for a free mini session and canvas on the pro blog! Go check it out and maybe WIN! xoxoely

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Saturday, April 16, 2011


I was thinking today about how blessed I am to have some really special people in my life. Friends and family who are there in the thick and thin. Who are genuine and transparent. Who encourage me in my endeavors with out selfish motive or jealousy. Who help me to become who I am supposed to be.

I appreciate them. And it reminds me of all of the things that I appreciate in life and in others that make me want to be a better person. Such as...

-Original thought
-A clean house
-a pup who is always happy to see me
-a husband who is always happy to see me
-a hug on a bad day
-self awareness
-RAIN (some would be appreciated anytime soon!)
-a warm place to live
-food to share
-morning pedicures with friends
-the pursuit of knowledge
-the realization that I don't know everything
-an inquisitive mind
-soft colors
-delicate flowers
-my family
-friends like those I've listed above

I think think things have just been a little crazy busy lately, and I didn't even realize how much pressure I have been feeling. So when I got home, even thought I had a long list of things I wanted to accomplish before my head hit the pillow, I just sat down and caught up on a couple of episodes of Parenthood. It was the perfect medicine to relax, and watch a show that I could cry at. And I was alone, so I just let it all out. And I'm feeling like I can appreciate what is around me even a little bit more now.

And because you know I hate to blog with out a photo...