I think I tell my friends more often than I write it, but I love nothing more than to show someone that they are indeed photogenic. Because I believe that everyone deserves to look like themselves in a photograph. And one of the tricks to making sure you look like you is to make sure you are comfortable in my presence. To make conversation. To put you at ease. Besides the technical bits of light and camera settings and posing, I'm really quite good at making someone feel comfortable.
I showed Adam the back of the camera while we were shooting (I don't always let people peek), so he could give me an opinion on his hair or his clothing and he was just amazed at what he saw. He actually liked a photo of himself! Don't get me wrong, he's adorable in real life, but I assume he didn't see himself the way I did ;-) Needless to say, he made my day!
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I love this lady. She's been my bff for 10 years and I can't imagine life without her :-)
- I'm working on a manifesto. A shorter version of this. Or this.
- Caroline and I rescued cats from the Athens Humane Society last week and it's been quite entertaining to live with cats. The only cat experiences I have are the barn cats we had on our small farm in the flat lands of midwestern Ohio when I was 15. Let me tell you, its not the same thing.
Henry has big plans to sell his art work. Large drawings are $10, medium drawings are $8 and small drawings are $5, all decided on his own. He's also created business cards, which he calls 'logos' and has handed them out to all of his teachers at school. If you're interested, hit him up. He draws a lot of homes, trees, people and Auburn logos.
- You know how I've become obsessed with living with less and making sure I live with only things that bring me joy? I somewhat-recently read/listened to The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo and I really loved it and her message. I've been on a living-with-less kick for many years and I didn't have bags upon bags of things to get rid of, but I learned a lot and highly suggest you read (or listen) to it. There are always ways to improve and learn.
- Major props to my not-real-life friend Katelyn James. She has reached the level of business where she's teaching what and how she's been successful and I'm super proud (and a tad jealous ;-)) of her. I've been following her work and blog for a very long time and I'm so impressed with all that she's done. All that she's made happen for her and her husband. And all that she will continue to make happen. Go Katelyn!