Expectations are typically that the New Year, especially, the first few days or weeks of the new year are going to be happy, productive, starting fresh…Well it was the third day of January and I was having “A” day.
You know, one of those days that start with a sense that everything is a little off and then just tumbles into frustration, dropping things, bumping up against roadblocks…you know exactly what I mean.
I don’t know about you but it’s really easy for me to let this kind of day snowball into an all out war with myself. I don’t know what the final straw was but I stepped out of my office, went downstairs, grabbed my ice skates, plugged into my favorite playlist and went ice skating for a while. A long while. I had the whole lake to myself, sang out loud and in general tilted my little world back upright. Lesson for the year. Be good to yourself. The earlier you learn this in life the better off you’ll be.
BE. GOOD. TO. YOURSELF!
I wish you nothing but the best this year and can’t wait to share all the fun stuff I’ve got planned. Not my most flattering picture but it was cold!
Wishing nothing but the best this holiday season!
Katie is a pint sized dynamo who, when she isn’t talking, she’s laughing and vice a versa. During the entire photoshoot she kept telling me that she’s an athlete (now playing LAX for Quinnipiac) and that this photoshoot was so not her but that she was so excited and having so much fun. It went on and on with her and I could barely keep up but, WOW! she was pure joy. It’s photoshoots like these that I never want to end. Take a look. If I had kept the sound on, honestly you would hear nothing but laughter or Katie talking. She is the best!
For more behind the scenes video go to my YouTube channel.
Gabby is a dancer and her mom warned me that she had more pictures than she could possibly know what to do with of Gabby. I warned her mom that this would be different. I should say I promised her; and I never break my promises. If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you’ll have seen a behind the scenes clip of Gabby laughing hysterically. I could have pulled just about any clip and it would have been similar. She smiles with her whole being, every ounce of Gabby smiles and emotes pure joy. To say it was a fun senior photoshoot is a vast understatement. And, for her mom, I kept my promise. Gabby’s senior pictures were like no others.
If you missed the behind the scenes clip of Gabby go to my YouTube page and take a look.
The minute I met Emma for her styling consult I could feel the energy dancing around the room. Without even saying a word I knew how excited she was for her photoshoot. Day of, it was no different. There is nothing better than photographing someone who is so completely and utterly happy to be in the moment that she’s in. Part way through the photoshoot her mom came up to me and said…
You know, this is her dream come true. There was no other photographer for us, we chose you and that was it. Emma has been following you for 3 years.
My heart skipped a beat. And then when I looked at the images, it skipped 2 more beats. Take a look…
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The day of Aranka’s photoshoot she pulled into the driveway with her Aunt, who, obviously loves her tons AND is a friend of mine who I haven’t seen since high school! We caught up and then she pulled me to the side and said I’m not really sure what you do but Aranka is a little nervous and really needs to have fun. That. Is. My specialty!
It was one of those crisp, blue, blue sky days with a lot of wind which most photographers probably cringe at. I actually like it a lot. I love the movement and it usually makes people feel good. Aranka had brought along a split skirt that took on a life of its own in that wind. I am in love with those images! We laughed so much trying to wrangle it in. So yes, we definitely had fun…just what Aunt Maria ordered!
P.S. Wishing you a day early Happy Birthday Aranka!
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Enjoy your weekend and make the most of the end of the summer!