I am still jumping out of my skin excited over this...

Thirst Relief International put on an auction in conjunction with ShootQ.  The auction included sessions with tons of amazing photographers.  Two of my ALL TIME favorite photographers (who I follow maybe a little too closely on their blogs) were up for auction. Both of them were auctioning a one hour skype/telephone conversation where the winning bidder gets to pick their brain about whatever they want.

It would be like getting to ask Lindsey Lohan where to get the best blow. They know what they are talking about.

Ok... bad analogy.

It would be like asking Martha Stewart how to clean something, or Paula Dean how to have a heart attack, or my Mother the proper usage of any 6 syllable word.

You get the idea.

If you have not guessed yet, I won one of the auctions. I could not be happier!

The photographer I won specifically stated that she would like to mentor someone who is wanting to learning how to be a wife, mother and photographer. And although I have no news for you at the time, I can eventually see Jeff and I messing something up and having a child. :)

More than anything, the photographer is a woman with God in the center of her focus.  How refreshing. At my current job (its a silent 'j'), there is no such mentorship.

I have not been in contact with her yet, but I have been collecting questions since I heard about the auction.  Nerd alert.

Do you want to know what I am most nervous about? Sounding like a complete idiot.  Her getting off of the phone and hoping I never contact her again.  Is it strange that I feel this connection to a person simply becuase she loves Jesus, photography and does it for a living like I want to?

I guess it is.  Which is cool... I accept my creeper status.


  1. Awesome...truly God is so good!

  2. Hi Robin! I came across your blog after we talked the other day and I was looking at your photography. Above all else, you are hilarious :) Anyway, I thought I would share that when I did my yoga teacher training, we did a lot of "sharing" and the one thing that came across was that EVERYONE was afraid of each other. The new people were afraid of what current teachers would think of them and people who were already teaching were afraid of what OTHER current teachers would think. Basically, I came to to the conclusion that wouldn't it be nice if everyone's fear could cancel everyone else's fear out?! I mean, since we were all going through the exact same thing, albeit in internal horror until the teacher made us have circle time. So, hopefully that bit of mindfullness helps. She's probably afraid that you're not going to like her or that she won't be able to help you enough or something...what a great opportunity though!