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Filtering by Tag: Artistic lifestyle photography

Loved :: Wednesday's random image of the day

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“Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot, who calls you back when you hang up on him, who will lie under the stars and listen to your heartbeat, or will stay awake just to watch you sleep... wait for the boy who kisses your forehead, who wants to show you off to the world when you are in sweats, who holds your hand in front of his friends, who thinks you're just as pretty without makeup on. One who is constantly reminding you of how much he cares and how lucky he is to have you... The one who turns to his friends and says, 'that's her.'”

 

A thought on passion and purpose :: Tuesday's random image of the day

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...From one of the lovely sessions I had this fall. A good looking family, beautiful places and gorgeous light. 

I came across this quote yesterday morning, and it stuck with me:

'Some people ask, “What if I haven’t found my true passion?”
It’s dangerous to think in terms of “passion” and “purpose” because they sound like such huge overwhelming ideas.
If you think love needs to look like “Romeo and Juliet”, you’ll overlook a great relationship that grows slowly.
If you think you haven’t found your passion yet, you’re probably expecting it to be overwhelming.
Instead, just notice what excites you and what scares you on a small moment-to-moment level.
If you find yourself glued to Photoshop, playing around for hours, dive in deeper. Maybe that’s your new calling.
If you keep thinking about putting on a conference or being a Hollywood screenwriter, and you find the idea terrifies but intrigues you, it’s probably a worthy endeavor for you.
You grow (and thrive!) by doing what excites you and what scares you everyday, not by trying to find your passion.'

~ Derek Sivers 

Vintage Babe :: Monday's random image of the day :: Portland Or. Newborn Photographer

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Best lit room I've ever had a chance to take photographs in.
It's the model that I am keeping in mind while planning a little indoor natural light studio. 

Miss Hazel. You have to check this session out ;) One of the best dressed newborns. Thanks mom!
I've always tried to have  a unique prop for each one of the newborns I've photographed. 
Her name inspired the little outfit I thought out and had mom knit for me. 

... I love this quote: "A baby is God's opinion that the world should go on." ~Carl Sandburg

Thanks for stopping by :)

EWCC Free Card Templates available for download on December 8th

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For those who asked, the 3 sets of templates I posted on the blog a couple of days ago, will be available for download on MCP Blog. I'll post a reminder on the 8th as well.

Meantime, if you haven't done it before, do go and visit the blog - a wealth of information and really valuable resources - free actions, tutorials, business tips, interviews. It is definitely a blog you want to add to you reader and follow. One of the later articles - written by guest photographer  Jodie Otte, stirred quite a conversation. Hop over and check it out. As a photographer, you'll find the information very valuable, I believe.