So something that not a whole lot of people know is that I actually went to school to become a teacher. I thought it would be the most fun a person could possibly have at work… giggles, playing, teaching eager little minds. Yep… Then I actually got a job that involved being a teacher for 4 & 5 year olds. Umm… yeah. In case you weren’t aware- children that age aren’t always the most eager participants in anything that doesn’t involve their own plans. There was lots of corralling, lots of ‘we don’t do that here’ & lots (‘n lots ‘n lots) of snotty noses.
Needless to say, I lasted 3 weeks at that job & I admitted defeat. I am no match against 18 three-and-a-half foot tall humans- LOL. Fast forward a few years and I discover photography. Children’s photography. And I think to myself… ‘well, that works! I mean all those psych & human development classes will give me a leg up here :)’ I have to say… it has. I have loved it. In the last couple of years though I have started mentoring. And I feel like I have found my calling. I get to teach & share with people that want to be there AND I still get to play (yep- pure play.. no lesson plans, no itineraries, just fun) with kids.
Why am I telling you this story? Cause I am still basking in the high from today. Another day, another fabulous new photographer friend & another shoot with a beyond cute kiddo. And I am feeling that everything happens for a reason and that my paths have led me to just the place I am supposed to be.
LJ and I hung out today (I wish I was half as smart/prepared as she is starting her business) talked shop & did a little bit of this…
thank you so much guys… it was fabulous :)
portland | OREGON
Took another little jaunt back to DFW & photographed Ms. Jane Aldridge again. I absolutely love photographing her & her family…
a) they come packaged in AMAZING styling (1/2 my job: done.)
2) the camera adores them
& mostly… they are sweet, talented, salt of the earth people that I truly enjoy hanging out with.
and our images from the day …
dallas | TEXAS
fort worth | TEXAS
In preparation for the sale of our house, I went through everything… not even a shoe box in the garage was left unturned. What I discovered is that I could easily get rid of 50% of what was there (and did- I mean who really needs a dining room set??) and that I had forgotten about little treasures that I now can’t believe I lived without. In the top section of that list would be my once-so-used-and-adored-circa-10-or-15-years-ago-slr camera. And because it was my reason for going Canon when I went digital, all my lovely little L glass lenses now fit *big smiley face*. There were a few rolls of expired film with it so what was a girl to do? Grab another photographer with expired film and go on a little film adventure of course.
one roll of agfa pro 200 (now discontinued- booo….) & a couple hours later…
** no additonal processing. developed & scanned. soooo nice :) I’ve been shooting a TON of Holga the past few months… totally inspired to scan away.
portland | OREGON