i love the diversity of photography. i find it so hard to believe sometimes, how many different types of shoots i've had the opportunity to experience. and it's not always just the types of photography that i'm doing, it's the challenge of identifying the personalities and capturing the heart of the people i photograph....sorry if that sounds super cliche, but it's truly how i feel about what i'm doing. it makes it very interesting for me. i couldn't do the type of photography that is dictated by specific poses over and over again. i would be bored with that.
one of the only times in my life that i've been bored, was when i worked at a local antique store. you would think i would have loved that job...and i did love certain things about it. the store's focus was on antique and rare books, which i love, the only problem was, i couldn't read them. i was surrounded by all these awesome books, but i wasn't supposed to read on shop time, even when the shop was empty. all i was allowed to do was dust. i couldn't rearrange vignettes around the store either. and if i did, they would re-do them. i would be all excited about a little area that i had arranged and the next time i would work, it would all be changed around. a little control issue, i think. but maybe it taught me patience? and maybe i learned to be comfortable with too much time, and only my thoughts to keep me company?
last night, while i was waiting for photos to load, i took a right-brain/left brain online quiz. the results were not a huge surprise to me. i was 90% right brain. one of the only left brain traits i think i possess, is that i am into details...but that would be more visual detail, so maybe that sways me to the right. one of the questions on one of the right/left brain quizes, is whether you prefer a dog or a cat. i answered dog, which was a left brain answer...but i love cats too. that one was not very telling in my opinion. i mainly answered that way, because i have dogs, whom i love. i know i am very visual. i know that i have a tough time focusing on one task at a time. it's a blessing and a curse. i think that's why tom and i got together. he balances me. as i read each question on the quizes, i thought about tom and realized that he would probably be answering every question the opposite way i answered. that's cool. because i realize that the way our brain works, isn't the same as not valuing the same things. i think what makes *us* work, is that in spite of our many differences, we share core values. plus he's cute.
guess what? yesterday, i think i found some balance! plus i was super productive! i invested time in people, i got things checked off my *to-do list*, did two photoshoots, and even relaxed with tom on the deck for an hour at the end of the day(well, it was the end of his day, not mine) we keep such different hours....he gets up at 3:45 am and tries to go to bed early, i stay up until midnight or 1 am and get up at 7. i love mornings, but i am slow in the morning. my brain power at night is much better. if i could find this kind of balance every day, i would be so happy! sure there were things i didn't get done, like working out, but overall, at the end of the day, i felt like i lived according to my priorities for the most part. and that's a great feeling.
my first shoot was in the morning, the weather was gorgeous, the concept was awesome and i loved every minute of it!
kaitlyn has this adorable etsy shop called owl people. she contacted me a while back about helping her out with some photos of her wares. and adorable wares they are. i appreciate good workmanship so much, and her superhero capes are so well-made! i provided the models (other than henry, kaitlyn's cutie patootie son) and we let the kids imaginations rule-
a new favorite of grif.
grif's cute friend kalli
this is henry. i love that name.
there is something about putting a cape on a child. instant transformation to imagination land. the capes are so well made and sweet, and they're really affordable too. i think harper may be a superhero princess for halloween. cape, tutu, tights, tiara. i think that would be perfect! get over to owl people before she sells out!
it occurs to me that i've been quite a shopping enabler this week! i'm good at that! when you shop for real with me, i'm the type who will help you justify your spending.
have a great day and God bless!