so much more is accomplished with kindness than anger. I know that things make us angry and emotional, but remember…people make mistakes and its better to love than hate.
I have been wanting to do a comparison of last years traditional image and this years side by side for a few days. I have been feeling under the weather so I have been resting under a fluffy blanket. I put the images side by side tonight and I had a flurry of thoughts. What a difference a year makes. How quickly the time flies by. One minute they are babies, and then next, well, they aren’t. A good reminder to have traditions and to document them in images. Its not until you look back at your image do you realize how lucky you are to have last year’s moment, right there, in front of you. How lucky you are to be transported back in time for a fleeting minute. As we head into the weekend, don’t forget to shoot for YOU. Shoot everything that is beautiful and special and takes your breath away. You will be glad to have it, of that I am certain.
I have some thoughts this morning. I am so grateful for all the comments, “likes” on Facebook and emails regarding last nights image. The image itself, at least to me, is not a great image. Perhaps because I know what I had to fix. I am not perfect. I dont always get it right. BUT, and here it is….. I bought the dress yesterday, I had told some people about my escapade to buy it. One of my dearly loved friends asked to see it at 11:45pm. I looked outside. I went and woke up (yes woke up) my sleeping 10 year old, got her into the dress, got my husband up, had him get in the car and position the lights where I wanted them and started shooting.
I had a vision. I was not afraid. I was not afraid of the cold, of the dark, of the night. I was not afraid to wake her up. I was not afraid to ask my husband for help.
If you hold onto your fear, it is never going to happen. It wont happen in anything you want to do. Not photography, NOT LIFE.
If you have a vision, go get it. Reach as high as you can. Ask the people around you to support you. Throw all thoughts of ”I can’t” right out the window.
You are just like me. I am just like you.
So go…do….let go of the fear…