11.04.2010

reflections on a sick thursday

Y'all. I don't know where the time is going these days. October was over before I could carve a pumpkin, and now it's November. NOVEMBER. That's sounds so weird. I love this time of year, but I hate that I've been so busy I can't just stop and smell the...pumpkin spice candles.

I should be at work right now. I've been battling allergies all week and this morning I woke up feeling worse than I've felt in a long time, so I gave in. I didn't want to, but I did. I called in and asked off work for the day. So here I am, lying on the couch in my living room, watching the Toy Story Trilogy (AKA: Toy Story, Toy Story 2, and Toy Story 3) with my little brothers, drinking lots of Honey & Lemon tea, and trying to rest. I can't help but think this is God's way of forcing me to slow down for a day or two. Getting sick was probably the only way it was going to happen, too. While I wish I didn't feel so horrible, it's nice to slow down and just relax (well, try to).

How does all this relate to my photography? Well, as you can see, I've horribly neglected my good ole blog lately. I have so many sessions I want to share and I just haven't had any time to post them here. Today I've been looking through all the shoots I've had the past few months, in hopes to start getting them ready to blog, and I just feel so blessed to be busy with something I love so much. When I look at where I am today, I can hardly believe where I was just a year ago. It was the end of last Summer that I had finally saved up enough for my first DSLR camera, and about a month after that I got my first additional lens. My first real shoot was taking senior pictures for my dear friend Katherine just over a year ago in October of 2009. A couple family shoots and another lovely senior rounded out the fall of 2009. These days I average a couple shoots a week (which may not seem like a lot to some, but it is to me) and my equipment is also a bit more substantial. ;) This past weekend I shot my first wedding as the lead photographer (I had done some 2nd shooting already) at the beautiful Gaylord Texan and it was so. much. fun.

To say I feel lucky would be an understatement. Having a dream is one thing, but having people behind you helping that dream become a reality is just amazing to me. I hope everyone knows that I don't take one bit of it for granted and I feel so blessed that the Lord has given me this gift and continues to give me opportunities to use it.

WVR-reflection

2 comments:

Barb said...

I'm sory you're sick, but I am so glad you are so busy with your photography. What a blessing! And that's an awesome photo :)

BTW, I have a question for you about a possible mini-shoot, if you even do such a thing. I'll try to email, if I still have your email address.

Alex said...

I know, time goes by so fast!! And now it's almost Christmas!! I'm so sorry that you were feeling sick, but as you said it's a way for your body to tell you to slow down. I'm glad to hear that you're so busy with your photography, your photos are gorgeous though so it's no wonder. Keep up the fab work!

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