On where summer went and what moments I was fortunate enough to capture...
I've been a fortunate woman this year. I've taken on a position in tourism which pushed me into new skill sets and grew my social network as well. That's a great thing for a photographer, especially one who wants to one day venture out into a full time photography career but hasn't yet taken that gigantic leap of faith. Yes, that leap of faith is ginormous! I'm always impressed by people who are so self assured that they can stick their neck out and hope not to get chopped. Call me a chicken, or cautious, whatever comes to mind! One thing is for sure, this summer I have come to appreciate my photography work as a lovely excuse to sit and have a coffee and forget about the rest of the to do list.
Why is the to do list so lovely to forget about? Well, this summer, my lovely partner and I purchased a quaint little century home with a project list that is seemingly endless. We were so excited about the purchase that we slept in the yard in a tent the night papers were finalized. We continued to sleep in the tent, but moved indoors to sleep in the house after a too-close-for-comfort coyote encounter, which I'm quite sure was breathing on my face at one point during the night. Why still sleep in the tent when we moved indoors? Spiders. Lots and lots of large spiders of the type that gather only in places that have been uninhabited for multiple years. When the house was clean enough to walk barefoot I gave up on the tent and we officially moved in like normal people. It was about three weeks. I'll eventually blog about the house, the renos, the property, and our hopes and dreams for it. Stay tuned.
Anyway, apart from that and working 50+ hours a week, I've been lucky enough to shoot four weddings, a few engagements, a few lovely families, and managed to get to a horse show or two this summer, even with all the other craziness! I think when I have no time I make better use of it, but here we are, the middle of September and I haven't looked at a photo to post since May. Clients have received their photos in due time and everyone is happy as a clam, myself included. I'm breathing a sigh of relief and of thanks for a wonderful, incredible, so-fast-it-was-a-blur summer. Here's hoping that the business growth and the love keep expanding.
Thankful, by the way, for you who made it to the bottom of this blog post. I hope you enjoyed the few photos I've posted. I'll revisit shoots when the skies are grey and we'll talk more then about coffee and photos.
I'm an outdoors loving, animal obsessed, nuggets of happiness driven 27 year old woman. Here are my thoughts on the beauty I've encountered. Enjoy!