We face challenges every day and have an internal option to approach those challenges with gusto or with a grey cloud. Conditions aren't always perfect -
extra effort is required -
keeping yourself focused throughout requires a strong commitment -
making it light by catching a few "snowflakes" along the way -
keeping that "gusto" going until the end
The rewards are great - the challenges they dissipate - and the feeling of accomplishment rises.
Two days in a row of working in very heavy snowfall takes its toll. But as I look through the images from yesterday all I see is the gusto shining through making the storm just an interesting background.
I was delighted when my dear friend Cathy hired me to photograph head shots of her this week. Updating your professional look with a headshot is important but at the same time uncomfortable.
As a fellow photographer her comfort zone is behind the lens. Putting herself "in front" of the lens is a vulnerable position to be in. I'm so pleased that she chose me as her photographer. Our friendship and trust certainly brought with it an air of familiarity and calm to the session ~ along with a few laughs. But in the end our professional attributes made everything come together and I couldn't be more pleased with the results.
Cathy, you have a strength along with inner and outer beauty that I admire and respect in the highest regard. Wherever the road takes you ... a ray of sunshine will be following alongside.
It seems for years the only pictures I could take of my sons were of them playing sports. Asking them to sit for a "family" picture was not a battle that I often waged. So out of the blue I asked my eldest son if I could take some portraits of him. I wanted to try out a few ideas.
To my astonishment he agreed - even if he was slightly apprehensive. Being in front of a camera is not exactly his comfort zone. I tried to make it as quick as possible to ease his "pain".
Could not be happier with our results. So proud of my young man!