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Fear of Technology

I’m feeling a bit slouchy today.

I admit, I’m not tech savvy in the least and when people start talking about HTML coding, PHP or exchange servers, I get that glazed-over look in my eyes and start thinking about what I’m going to make for dinner. I just don’t follow. My brain doesn’t think that way nor do I have a personal interest in learning these things in detail. Or at all, for that matter.

Which brings me to my latest demise.

I am constantly thinking about my business. Probably more than I should and I’m sure my husband can attest to that. And I worry a lot about how things are running, especially when it comes to my websites, contact forms and email access. As a photographer, I rely heavily on my web presence and if my site is slow, not loading properly or my email isn’t functioning as I need it to, I get very concerned and will do anything I can to remedy the problem. And I am experiencing some major technical difficulties right now.

I have been getting reports that my website is slow or not loading properly at all and have come to the conclusion that I just need to make a new website. I am currently working on a new portfolio site and am about halfway done. I’m pretty excited to be going back with Showit, I had a portfolio site with them when I first started my business back in 2009 and thought it had great functionality and was easy to use. But finding the time to complete this task is challenging as I am heading into a busy March with two weddings and many other sessions. My goal is to have this up and running by the end of the week, but I’m not making any promises at this point!

My other issue is my email host. I am now 90.5% positive that I have not been receiving all of the inquiries coming to me from the contact forms on my website and/or blog. And this is very, very bad. I have been wondering about this for a while now and a few recent incidences of missed emails have prompted me to start looking at switching. I am scared. I don’t know how to move an entire email domain. Nor do I know where to go next. In the meantime, I have forwarded all of my emails to Outlook and am in the process of backing everything up to my hard drive, which will be an extremely tedious task since I have over 2 years worth of emails. So if you don’t get a response from me if you use my contact forms over the next little while, I greatly apologize and to please use [email protected] as an alternate approach.

And this is all stuff I would rather not deal with but I must say, it has really been pushing me into realms of technology I never thought I would go. Sometimes it makes me feel like a dinosaur. Sometimes it makes me feel smart when I figure something out. But most of the time I just feel like I want to have a cup of hot chocolate and watch a movie and forget these problems even exist.

But I press on.

And also since I haven’t done so in a while, here is the latest picture of me and my son. He’ll be turning one in 3 weeks. I can’t believe it.


damara - beautiful image, Rose…and your work and blog/site are amazing. It is incredible that you are able to get so much done. bravo!

Simply Rose - Thanks Damara! I am pretty busy, that’s for sure =)

Jonathan and Dawn

Here is the rest of the Engagement Session from Saturday that I promised!

I am so very excited to shoot Jonathan and Dawn’s wedding on, you guessed it, March 19th in Vancouver and we took some time out on Saturday to do a little eating and a wander in the lovely Kerrisdale neighborhood. We met at the charming Adonia Tea House for a light lunch, eventually making our way to a Starbucks to cap off the day and warm up our chilly hands and feet. It snowed in the city that day and I was really hoping for some big, fat snowflakes but we didn’t get those until later in the afternoon. You work with the weather that you get in these parts!

Jonathan and Dawn are such a wonderful couple to be around ~ their love for each other is apparent in every look they share and every time they reach for the other’s hands. And what a gentleman Jon is, closing our car doors for us ~  you don’t get a lot of that these days so he’s definitely a keeper!

I wish you both all the best as you anticipate your wedding day in a few short weeks! And don’t forget to watch the slideshow of the day….

Jonathan and Dawn

A small preview of more to come from a chilly, wintry Saturday in Kerrisdale…..

damara - beautiful. those arches are gorgeous…great find and great job with an amazing photo in this weather!

jana - cute! such a rare opportunity to shoot in snow in vancouver!

lyndsay london - Lovely image and couple! Looking forward to more!

Simply Rose - Thanks everyone!