When I first planned out this client shoot I was nervous and honestly a little reluctant. My previous shoot had been stressful, but successful. Even so, I wanted this shoot to be smooth and effortless on top of being successful. I do not believe that work has to be hard or strenuous. In pursuit of my goal, I went out early one morning to scout my location, make sure the light was workable and the space was photo friendly. While I was in the canyon, a sense of pure peace and vibrant life over took me. The quiet of the space, the golden ocean of grass, the sentry mountains watching over me; it all washed over me and swept away my worries.
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Mrs. Pinzon: Man, you guys are wearing me out.
Neighbor Girl: Why? We’re just taking pictures.
What do you say to a seven-year-old who has more energy than your new puppy? You can imagine how mom and dad might be worn out after being dragged around by three kidlets, two dogs, and a toddler for an hour. But you know she won't get it. After all, kids will be kids.
There is nothing like the anticipation of pregnancy. It can make us anxious, excited, and maybe a little overbearing. But it also brings us together.
As I prepared for A. Pinzon's family shoot a couple of weeks ago, all worries and stress vanished from my system. Even without previously meeting this family, I knew that this shoot would go smoothly and create beautiful photographs.
Today was my last day at SMA Photography and as a parting gift Stacey Adams gave me Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. As I read through chapter one, "Courage", I found myself laughing as Gilbert's words brought back memories. Specifically, my memory of trying to get my first photography internship.
We dance for laughter, we dance for tears, we dance for madness, we dance for fears, we dance for hopes, we dance for screams, we are dancers, we create dreams.