Over the summer, through an event at Sea World I attended, I met (through twitter & instagram) some other local bloggers. They very nicely invited me to join their SA bloggers FB group. I've since had the pleasure of meeting many of these ladies several times at various events but some I still haven't met. A few of the local photographers and bloggers in the group Amanda, Misha and Megan very generously offered their time to do a meet up and provide professional headshots for us.
Amanda and Misha had both been and blogged about all the yummies at Bakery Lorraine and suggested the bakery with it's charming yellow door (and delicious treats!) as a good place to meet.
Amanda of Arg Photographs took my photos and is a sweet as can be and made it painless even though I much prefer the role of mommy blogger being behind the camera instead of in front of it.
It's been such a great experience to be able to meet all these incredibly talented and creative ladies in my own city! It's also been forcing me to try to break out of my shyness somewhat because it's always been hard for me to jump into a group of people I didn't know. The whole word of blogging, twitter and instagram makes it a little easier because I feel like I know some of these ladies before I even meet them in person. (Though maybe a little stalker-esque in some cases. After school started back I put two and two together and I noticed that I saw Misha at my gym one morning. When I saw her picture in the corner of her post on the FB group I put two and two together. Then a couple days later I also noticed she was picking up her oldest from kinder at Abby's school. I hadn't seen her at pick up before because kinder had been getting out 5 minutes before the rest of the school so we often would miss each other. It's a small world!)