My Pursuit of Happiness

My Pursuit of Happiness Sophistishe.com

My Pursuit of Happiness Sophistishe.com

These photos were taken October 2008. Boogie was 5 months.

My heart melts as I look at these photos. Besides being a mother, photography is my passion. I thought it was blogging, but who am I kidding? My eyes have been rolling for months. I’ll have to reevaluate and get back to y’all on that one. Simple changes can be made to fix that. But at the end of the day, photography is what lifts my spirit and provides me with so much zen. I’m going to start making moves. I’m going to save up for the lenses and equipment that I crave. Maybe I’ll start a business. I don’t expect to make a fortune, profits are the last thing on my mind in this endeavor.

Edited 6/21/2010: This post was originally written here, imported to Sophistishe. I’ve since gotten my blogging mojo back :).

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Sheena Tatum

is the founder of Sophistishe. She's a free spirit, wife, boy mom, rental rebel, curator of pretty things, lover of vintage pyrex, and the tropics. Sheena can be found in NW Indiana with her husband and two scrumptious boys, clutching kraft paper, chalkboard paint, sriracha and chipotle pepper. In the midst of motherhood, wifedom, and managing a growing collection of digital projects, she somehow manages to find zen in being a quirky, introverted, lil’ lady.
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15 Responses to “My Pursuit of Happiness”

  1. Stephanie says:

    You’ve caught the photog bug and I totally know the feeling. I’ve always loved photography. Got my first slr when i was in high school trying to following in my dad’s footsteps. Then I took a l-o-n-g break. Bought a DSLR over about a year ago and haven’t been able to put it down. Great pics.

  2. Keonte' says:

    The pics are amazing. So much vibrance.

  3. Cynthia says:

    Just found your blog, and you have a beautiful family! Keep up the great work on this site!

  4. Jenny says:

    I love taking pictures, but I’m afraid to post them ’cause of all the weirdo’s who take the pictures and call them their own.

  5. FindSavings says:

    Your pictures are beautiful! What kind of camera do you have? Photography has always been a passion for my husband and myself, so we finally bought a Canon with lens and all! Love it! Follow your passion and I hope you find a lens you love!

  6. You can see that your passion really is in photography. You are really good at it. I have been a fan of your photography since forever. (I know, I am SUCH a stalker. lol) These pictures of Boogie are too cute. He is such a doll. He was gorgeous back then and he is still gorgeous now. You have been blessed with a talent and I can’t wait to see the pictures that you take.
    Take care,

  7. Excumama says:

    I’m so happy you understand the necessity of embracing what feeds your soul. And you know what, it doesn’t matter whether you’re looking to make a fortune, b/c when you pursue your passion, that journey is fortune in and of itself. I’m looking forward to being a direct beneficiary of your passion by getting to see yummy pictures of the MommyDaddy life!! Exciting!!!

  8. Shelly says:

    Make it happen girl!! I wish you much success and HAPPINESS. I remember those photos and they are just as cute as I remember!

  9. Go for it! Sometimes you have to let life ebb and flow….I think you have a definite knack for it!

  10. Meredith says:

    Aww! He looks so precious in his little pumpkin outfit! You could totally do well in the photography biz. =)

  11. Jessica says:

    You don’t live too far away from me, so should you decided to start a photography business, I may have to come that way and have you take some pictures. I have always been a big fan of your pictures! :)

  12. Mrs. W says:

    just stumbled across your blog…and your pics are GORGEOUS!! love these!

  13. Del the Dad says:

    I just did a short post on how the things we see make us happy. I love pictures. Our next major purchase will be a nice camera.
    One of my passions has always been photography. I have seen so many beautiful places, I wish I had pictures to remember them all. My excuse though is, I have to revisit with a nice camera.

    Great post and great pictures.

  14. Mrs. Sowell says:


    I get such joy out of taking pictures as well. I wish you the best on this endeavor but always do what makes your heart smile. :)

  15. Erika says:

    Well follow your passion love, because you are so talented! I need some new headshots, let me be the first to line up and tell you I will pay you to take them for me next time I see you!! (And if you lived closer, I’d have you on a monthly plan with my munchkin.)

    Miss you so much! xoxo

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