There’s no doubt that our CMpros are busy. They have families to care for, jobs to maintain, many have businesses to look after, and they all know how to take stunning photographs. Have you ever wondered what a day looks like for one of the CMpros? How do they manage their time? When do they get it all done? You loved Sara’s ‘A Day In The Life’ post so much that we decided to make it a regular new series for you in which one CMpro per month will photograph their day and share it with you. This month, Courtney Keim is sharing a day in her life in her own beautiful way.
a day in the life | courtney keim
Every morning I wake up before 5 to head out to Crossfit. So often I want to roll over and go back to sleep but it’s literally the only part of the day that I get to be out and do something I love ALONE. I have to be out of the house by 5:20 to make sure I make it to my 5:30 am class. Any later, I won’t make it.
I get home when most people are just waking up. The sunrises lately have been amazing and I love a pink fall sky!
Half the time, Lilliana is still in bed like today. Our corgi, Laniakea, sleeps with her on the floor and so often is waiting by the door for the great escape.
Due to Hurricane Sandy, the twins’ school is not open so they stay at home with my mom everyday until hopefully next month when it reopens. It’s amazing what almost 4 feet of water can do to a town and what it has done to our lives. While I shower, Ken gets them breakfast while my mom helps Lilliana with her schoolwork.
Lunch is seriously the same every single day – nutella and peanut butter.
Liliana heads off to school and the twins say goodbye faithfully every day at the window.
I’m out the door and at Starbucks before 7:30 am and ordering a triple venti skinny soy 3-pump something. Most days I let them choose what to give me, it just has to not be sweet.
I literally drive a block up the road to the high school in which I work and the kids arrive at 7:50.
It’s an amazing school and I love teaching there, I think it’s the science geek in me – Physics and Chemistry.
After work, sometimes I pick up Lilliana and her friend from school.
We make the half hour trek home.
Play for just a little bit.
And head out for dinner with Lilliana’s buddy and her mom.
We head on home to begin the bed time routine (minus the bath since we were out so late due to dinner – baths will be tomorrow AM).
Once the boys are tucked in, it’s then Lilliana time with nightly BOB book readings.
Check on the boys a little later for an installment of #wherewillbobogo.
Then finally at about 8 pm, I get to sit down with a glass of pinot to tackle the photography side of my life.
And since I am so addicted to Crossfit, I log in at the end of the day to see the whiteboard and where I stand.
And as for tomorrow, the clock is set for an 8am Crossfit wake-up call. After all, it is the weekend.
Courtney Keim, New Jersey
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Courtney may not have been raised in a home with a camera but she has always loved photography and in her own words, “Once I got my first camera, my journey began. From living in England and capturing Alice’s Shop in Oxford to visiting the castles of Ireland, my focus shifted from places to people. Now I can’t imagine not capturing my every day experiences.” She captures her every day with a Canon 5d mark ii and varying lenses in a classic yet modern style. Residing in Atlantic City with her surfer husband, princess-clad daughter, and firetruck chasing twin boys, Courtney is a “self-proclaimed science geek” spending her days as a Chemistry and Physics teacher and her off time as a photographer. Her iPhone, morning black coffees, the smiles of her little kids, running the boardwalk, TOMs shoes, Anthropologie, and a fully loaded Kindle are many of the little things she loves.