You know that qoute that goes something like the things that scare you are usually the most worthwhile? For me this means skydiving, space travel, and photographing people I don’t know. haha. But seriously folks, one of the most frustrating things about myself is how I let situations and people intimidate me into not living up to my best potential. Of course, when you go for something it always turns out wonderfully. I wouldn’t say this shoot was the equivalent of rocketing into outer space but I was pretty nervous all the same.
I had the awesome opportunity to photograph the morning show hosts from 99.9 KTYD, David Perry and Julie Ramos. They were amazing models and I had such a fantastic time shooting in their studio. =) Of course, Brian helped me astronomicaly by being the most awesome assistant ever! And, Ally Perry set the whole thing up and came along for moral support =)
I am proud of my mama who is probably going to open another location of her magical childrens store. I’m proud of my grandma who just got the cover of her soon to be published novel finished. I’m proud of my boyfriend who has the most amazing photographs. Im proud of my dad for being such a strong hero in my life, for being a foundation, for building our homes. Im proud of my brother, who plays the guitar so beautifully, it makes me want to cry. I’m proud of myself for following my dreams, for being happy, for the life I’m living. So if pride comes before a fall…then falling is a welcome thing in my life…because I am prideful.
On another note, these are my contemporary glamour shots. =) I’m super proud of the first one! The second one…not so much lol. Geneva Brown was a wonderful model!
For those of you who don’t already know, I’m doing a fun little project on my facebook page. Every day (I’m on day three today) I am uploading an image I took and writing a sentence or two that represents my day. Become a fan or just check in every once in a while to follow my year =)
Denis Waitley’s definition of happiness was “Happiness can not be traveled to, owned, earned, worn, or consumed. Happiness is a spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.”
This qoute made me think about how I define happiness, what makes my heart feel joy, and my lips curl into a smile. I decided that for me, my overall spirit of joy comes from the little things in my life. The click of the shutter as I do what I am passionate about. The feel of the stick shift as I cruise down highway 101. The crash of waves upon a sandy beach. The way my boyfriend looks at me. The smile that tells me that my family loves me unconditionally. My list goes on and on, but whether its a ray of sun kissing my face or clean sheets to rest my body on, it’s the small positives from every day which add up to be an aura of happiness that fills my soul and my life.
Shooting Blondie (Toni) and Pebble (Bert) in the studio for my studio couple assignment reminded me of how joyful life can be. Watching them giggle and tease and be generally lighthearted inspired me so much the entire shoot. They so genuinely make eachother happy that you can’t help but feel a peace and cheerfulness when you are with them. =)
So here is to two people that share their optimism with the world. And here is to the little things that bring sunshine into my own life. =)