My first winter here in Murfreesboro was an exceptionally snowy winter, as I have come to learn. Kids were out of school for an entire week because 4″ fell overnight (and melted over a couple of days). I remember that particular day we made snowmen, snow castles and had snowball fights. I had visions of winter fun year after year.
When fall rolled around the following year, I bought my daughter a sled thinking how she missed out on so much sledding fun that previous winter. I didn’t want to relive that Mommy guilt again! Little did I know, I was in Fantasyland. Since that winter, there has virtually been no snow at all. That sled has sat unused for two winters now. In fact, I’m not even sure I have it anymore! I think I gave up on it ever snowing significantly again and gave it away. But this past Monday, the tide shifted… Well, at least enough to get out with my camera.
It was quite cold and the snow was really blowing. I hadn’t anticipated how difficult that would be for a portrait session with my loves. But, I did get a few good shots. My hunger for wintery photographs has been satisfied, at least until the next time it snows.
Nothing says yummy better than a classic smoothie! Enjoy!
1 cup of strawberries
1/2 cup of low-fat yogurt or milk
5 ice cubes
1/2 of a sliced orange
Eat Seasonably and perk up the options of fresh fruits and veggies in your diet.
I’ve continued to complete my weekly lists. I’ve enjoyed the time spent focusing on a particular theme each week whilst being lost in my thoughts. It is a wonderful way to deafen the chaotic noise of life. At times I find that words and phrases flow very quickly. Other times I edit the thoughts before putting them down on paper, as though once written it can never be changed. It is an interesting thing.
I’ve updated the gallery and got you caught up through week 9. I hope that if you haven’t started this list project, that you would join in. If you missed my first post post about this project, you can read it (and join in on the fun!) 52 Lists | My Beloved New Project.
Time to update the process of my self-portrait project, although, there isn’t much to say.
It’s still hard. I feel vulnerable on the other side of the lens. It’s hard to relax and just be me. It’s hard to see the RAW images of myself (Yes, I retouch my images!). It’s hard to be photographed when you aren’t being directed.
I still am ending up with a photograph that is different than what I envision. Nevertheless, the photographs do represent some aspect of me. Perhaps what I am envisioning is more of a reflection of who I wish I was rather than who I really am… hmmm… I’m getting introspective again!
Let’s forget all this thinking and just move on to the photos!
It is quite an honor to be asked to photograph another photographer that you know and respect for her technical and artistic abilities. What she does, I could never. Her name is Arianna, and she is a newborn photographer and owner of Beautiful Reflections. She is the baby whisperer and creates the most magnificent newborn portraits! If you are in Middle Tennessee and you need newborn portraits, she is your girl! You will get professionalism, talent and wall art of your baby to cherish for life!
Though I may not do…and could never do…what she does, I do what I do. And that’s why she asked me. I was thrilled to be a part of this special time in her life, to document the upcoming birth of her son in the most beautifully glammed up way possible!