To me, there is absolutely nothing like starting my day off with a warm drink. It’s one of my few daily rituals that I stick to. I also realized this morning that it’s one of the few Still Moments that I have everyday and it always starts the day off right. My morning usually starts very early and there is something about making coffee or pouring tea that calms, rejuvenates, and prepares me for the day ahead. It’s a time where I contemplate the dreams that are still on the edge of my consciousness and turn my thoughts to what’s in store.
We all need morning moments that speak to us whether it’s coffee, prayer or meditation, or maybe lacing up your shoes for a run. What is yours? I encourage you to revel in your personal still moment this morning and start today feeling reawakened.
As a professional photographer its incredibly important to me not to forget to capture my everyday life. Don’t get me wrong, there is a side of my brain that never stops taking pictures. I see them EVERYWHERE and try to capture the most I can. But there are times when I get so focused on work, bookings, editing etc, that I forget to take a breath and look around me.
I absolutely love when I hear from a client that I have worked with several times before. It’s so much fun to see their lives change, families grow, and be part of some really big moments in their lives. So I was thrilled when I heard from Tiffany, asking me if I would do a Four Generations shoot for the women in her family.
Photo Courtesy of Kayla F Photography
Happy New Year Readers! I’m excited to start a new year full of new clients, new experiences, and new adventures! But before we completely move on I want to take a moment to celebrate how awesome of a year 2013 was. There were so many moments that I cherished. So here it is, a quick recap of some of my favorites from 2013!
I was so excited when Erika and Joe asked me to do their engagement photos. I was even more excited when they told me they wanted to do a combination of intimate photos in their home as well as some “Mad Men” themed photos at one of their favorite bars. I am so excited at how they turned out. We had a blast!
There are moments that grab you and take your breath away. They can be beautiful, heartbreaking, terrifying, or transport you into the past. My husband and I bought his Grandfather’s house when we got married. We have slowly been renovating and updating it over the past five years but there are still sections of the house that remain mostly untouched. These hidden places still remind me so much of his Grandfather. The primary place is the garage. My husband and his Grandfather looked a lot alike and although I didn’t know him very well, I am assuming acted similar as well. There are times that I walk by while Speed Racer is working in the garage and see him standing, brow furrowed at some mechanical mayhem. His hands buried in the pockets of his worn and oil stained jeans, boots clacking on the floor, sleeves of his plaid shirt rolled up, occasionally taking his hands out of his pockets to run through his hair and I almost see his Grandfather, boots, worn oil stained jeans, plaid shirt, take one of his hands out of his pockets and lay it on his Grandsons shoulder. It takes my breath away.
Happy Friday blog readers! Here is another in the “Still Moments” series. This moment struck me as I was rushing around the house. The light coming from the window and the dreary mood caught my eye. The title of this piece is “Return.” For some reason that word just stuck in my head as I was photographing the image. What does the word “return” mean for you? Is it a loved one returning? Is it returning to a place? Or is just hitting the return key? Ponder the word today and let me know your thoughts!