Moving Day...

Posted by Studio222 Photography | 2:22 PM | | 8 comments » | Share on Facebook

If you asked us last Friday, we would have said that moving was the LAST thing on our minds. Our plans for moving were more of a distant future type. We had pretty much decided that we were going to stay where we were until we bought a house because buying a house is the only thing worth moving for. We loved the location of our condo downtown and how we could walk to all the fun nightspots, run around the lake, get coffee in the mornings, enjoy our view of the skyline, and cultivate relationships with the wonderful network of amazing young professionals, artists, and entrepreneurs who we had gotten to know so well over the last year. Other than a house, nothing was going to get us to move.... until Sunday afternoon.

We had been living in a small, one bedroom condo that, if the walls could talk, they'd have probably used phrases like, "Groovy man". As our business grew over the last year, we converted half of our bedroom into my office. The condo was cooled by a wall AC unit and as summer approached, it was starting to become evident that this condo was not a good fit for us anymore. The shower broke, and as our landlord stopped in to give the final okay for the plumber he mentioned in passing a 2/2 that he owned in the same area that was available. He told us it was completely renovated and asked if we wanted to see it. We said yes, to be polite, because we honestly thought "How much nicer can it be?"

When we stepped inside and the cool 73 degree centrally cooled air hit us, we knew we had stepped into heaven. The condo was unrecognizably different than the one we were living in. It was beautiful and had everything that we needed. We shook on it that night and signed a contract a few days later. And today, we moved about 70% of our stuff in.

Here's a quick iphone shot:

That candle is Volusia Baltic Amber from Anthropologie. I went in today and asked the clerk which candle was the store's signature smell and she brought me to this one. Now our condo smells just like Anthropologie. Heaven? I think so.

I'm not going to lie, I'm a little sad about leaving our old place. The year I lived there was one of the most transformative and influential years of my life. It's going to be a bit sad to leave it behind. But, I feel like moving couldn't come at a better time for us, both logistically, and emotionally. New condo, new phase of our relationship, new summer in business, and big things on the horizon. The best is yet to come...


  1. Mel Watson // June 26, 2009 at 9:36 PM  

    Okay so I'm looking at the picture thinking... that is such a cute place... they are going to be so happ... WAIT they have a dork box too!!!!! So not sure if its yours or Nate's buuut that box on wheels sitting near your kitchen is what we called Brad's dork box. He used it when he was studding for his Structural Engineering P.E. last October. It was always (and still is) filled with his study books and codes and all sorts of dorky goodness. Okay... now that that is off my chest... hooray for moving!!!! You guys will be so happy. I totally relate to the "I'm not moving unless its for something I bought" but sometimes you gotta go where the wind is blowing. Hey we went from a 2000 sq. foot home in TN to currently a small condo in FL within 18 months all for the love of photography. haha Lots of wonderful stuff is in your future and apparently lots of AC too! ;) Enjoy the new place and should that candle run out I recommend Volcano by Blue Capri from anthro... its my FAVORITE! Like seriously I walk up and just inhale deeply when I'm near it. Lets keep that under wraps though okay. ;) (long comment complete)

  2. Studio222 Photography // June 26, 2009 at 9:56 PM  

    Mel... I'm convinced that the universe is keeping us apart because the world is not going to be able to hand the instant BFFness that will happen when we finally meet face to face. :)

    I have smelled the Blue Capri before in someone's house and LOVED it. Maybe I'll get that one for the bedroom :)

    And that is our landlords dork box. Nate has a dork closet. Full of boxes and wires and gadgets that stopped working 5 years ago ;)

  3. Zak Schwank // June 26, 2009 at 11:25 PM  

    Hooray for dork boxes and closets! LOL Congrats on the move and I can smell that candle all the way in CA. :)

  4. Manon // June 27, 2009 at 1:40 AM  

    oh thats sound like fun. I love moving into new places and reorganise everything. show us more.

  5. Michelle Guzman // June 27, 2009 at 2:26 PM  

    Congrats on the new place!!! That's so awesome!!!!!!

  6. Anonymous // June 27, 2009 at 5:34 PM  

    Is that a brick wall?! Love it! God has impeccable timing, eh? =)

    *Sarah H.*

  7. britt // June 29, 2009 at 12:06 PM  

    it's always very exciting when life starts to move forward, all at the same time, all for great reasons. congrats on the new, larger condo!

  8. moraima (mo-RYE-mah) // June 29, 2009 at 4:23 PM  

    that sounds so much like our story! and we LOVE our new place too!!!