Wednesday, May 19, 2010

26 going on....20??

When I was younger, 14, 15, 16 etc., I always got told I looked 21, 22, 23...which at the time I loved, of course, not as much as my parents ;). I always felt older than I was too. I dated older guys, had older friends and was often told I was mature for my age when people found out how old I really was.

Now that I am older not much has changed. I am married to a guy that is six years my elder, and I don't necessarily feel older than I am, but I feel like I'm still pretty mature for my age, or at least for the age people think I am. Now that I am passed my early 20's I get told I look younger ALL the time. Which I suppose is fine, and I'm sure I'll enjoy it more when I'm 30+, but being that I have owned my own business for 4 years now, it would kind of be nice to at least look my age. People look at me and think I must just be starting out cause I'm so young, so how could I have possibly been doing this for very long?! They are shocked when I tell them this is my fourth year in business. Not to mention I have a younger sister that people always think is my older sister....she's 20! So if I'm the younger one, how old does that make me??

I met with a client a few weeks ago who looked to be in her mid 40's, as we were talking she made mention of her 3 children, the oldest being 18. She then talked about her wedding date, being on September 18th, and I mentioned to her that that was 2 days after my birthday. She looked at me with all sincerity and said "oh really?! How old are you going to be....20?"

I told her I am actually turning 27 and her eyes about popped out of her head! The whole time I'm thinking, "great, this lady is sitting here with me trying to decide if she wants a girl SHE thinks is barely older than her oldest child to photograph the most important day of her life". It's a good thing I told her my husband is going to be 33 AFTER I told her my age. Could you imagine the look I would have got then, if she thought I was still 19?! haha

So, alas, for now I guess I am a 26 year old in a 19 year old's body, trying to prove myself in a world where people don't take youth all too seriously and in an industry where it pays to have experience under your belt. Hopefully as I continue to get older, this whole thing will pay off....

Oh, and in case you were wondering, I booked her wedding.

In a completely unrelated post, Rob and I took the Chevelle out last weekend for a little Sunday drive. We went up American Fork Canyon and took some pictures, here are some shots from the day.

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