It's Monday. It's December. I can't believe it. The Christmas rush is winding down this week and I'll soon be able to relax and work on making my home our own Christmas oasis. Wow. Wow. Wow.
P.S. I think I'm a little wierd.
I was asking myself in the car, "why are you so wierd?" This is the honest truth. Every time I leave a photo session I feel as though I've made some sort of connection with the people I photograph whether I know them or not. I think, "Gosh, they were so nice. We could be friends." Every session (with the exception of one or two in the past 3 years) I feel this way. So it got me thinking....What makes me feel this way? Am I too sensitive? Am I being wierd?
I had a soft revelation in the car.
Since I began doing photography as a business, I've often prayed that the Lord would send me clients that were good and that could see my pictures the way I see them. I pray en route to my sessions that my eyes would be "open" (no pun) and that God might lend me just a stroke of His creativity. I've prayed this prayer almost mechanically. And you know what was laid on my heart while driving in my car? He's been faithful to send me those clients - those people - that are good, that are kind, that are creative, that appreciate my vision, that are honest, hard-working folks. So many times I've participated in a photo shoot and taken away something pertinent and valuable.
I am so thankful that God has done this for me. I am so grateful for the gift.
Take the Doskocil family. Two loving parents. Two precious daughters. As the mother of a daughter I am extra observant when I see others parent their own daughters. I want to learn. I want to be a good role model for my daughter. I want to raise her with the same love and fervor that my mother raised me with. So, I watch and I take cues. And judging by the sweet demeanor of their girls, the Doskocils do a great job.
I played around with a different kind of post processing for some of their pictures and I rather like the muted colors.