A nice, warm cozy place to sleep with dim glowing lights. You’ll find him there for the next 30+ days if you need him.
So, with life the way it currently is, I tried to set unattainable goals and of course to no ones surprise I completely bombed just shy of the finishing line.
It was reminiscent of running a 200 meter dash in track and hitting the wall with just 50 meters to go.
I watched everyone pass the finish line as I was like WHY AM I SLOWING DOWN?
Here’s a hint:
It’s balls to the wall, go go go, make that money, make that dinner, fold that laundry,
triple your mileage on your car, forget to shower sometimes, can’t wait to sleep,
sometimes fall asleep at the computer- season.
I haven’t experienced a season like this in a few years; I partially attribute that to my side editing.
I’m racing with thoughts and ideas and then they’re interrupted with real paid work and then I get side tracked and then i remember about my cool idea
and dive back into it but then I remember I needed to do this and that and this and that and that and this…
…and before you know it i’m rocking back and forth in the fetal position in the corner crying and blabbering blather about file transfer rates and layer masks.
If you’re a photographer and you’re reading this you know the feeling of the popular meme
where the character says, “screw this! It’s friday!” and throws up a handful of papers, directly after that there’s a image of the same character picking up the papers (often replaced with “PSD” file icons) that says, “just kidding I’m a photographer we don’t have weekends.”
It’s. So. True.
So that’s why my 30-day photo challenge brought upon myself failed.
That’s why my efforts to boost my SEO failed, although I think it really worked when I was doing it.
With that said:
I suppose I have work to do.
day 23 : fire
It photographs gorgeously, and makes delicious treats.
this was taken in my dads back yard in MI while we played family board games with friends. some of the best MI nights!
One day these two boys will be on the cover of GQ and I will have had taken their pictures years prior. Such sweet little men with a pretty awesome mom & dad. ( & if mom has her way, one of her boys will be married to my little girl! ;] *calm down husbands, i’m kidding… sorta*)
This is yet another favorite image, mostly because of the subject and how near and dear she is to my heart. But i think this is a gorgeous image besides the emotional attachment. The colors, the soft feel, the sharpness. Add pearls to any 2 year old and it’s gonna be a hit 🙂 (this was taken in my favorite tree from my ‘old stomping grounds’ post, too!)
Day 18 : lifestyle photographs
When you’ve got a little one who doesn’t answer commands very well, lifestyle photography i the way to go. Especially when it shows the love between mom, dad & the little one!
This is a very true friend I have here in Phoenix, AZ. She owns His & Her Photo and specializes in birth & newborn photography. i love that she trusted me with these images because they’re some of my all time favorites!
day 17 : simplicity
Ever notice when you quiet the hustle and bustle around you and just look at what you’ve been given in life – the simple things in life are sometimes the most amazing and rewarding? This is an image taken in the waiting area of Grimaldi’s Pizzeria. There’s so much love in my heart for her.
day 16 : family
we encountered the true test of “what the heck is there to do with a four-year-old-in-120-degree-weather this summer as we went through our first “Summer Break” with our daughter from preschool. When it’s 120 degrees outside you stretch yourself thin between housework, work work, vacation and trying to entertain the younger dependent children. Lets just say we learned bowling is a good source of entertainment but only for about 10 frames.. then she gets bored is pretty much done.