This space has been missing something lately. It’s taken a back seat to the day to day of editing and shooting photos… and my personal life – while boring for the most part – has had enough changes in the past few months that sitting down to talk about life has not come as naturally. So, while I still brainstorm ideas throughout the day about what to write I have not been able to sit down and get any of them “on paper.” However, I refuse to let this space go untouched, so I’m writing late at night with not much to say besides hello! I have thousands of images I need to edit… and I’m craving fall and caramel apple cider (this caramel is one of my favorites, and yes you should try some and if you don’t like it send it over to me).
I didn’t think this year would be quite so busy, but it has turned out that way again. It’s strange though, because in New York weddings are either definitely winter or not. Well, it’s the other way around, but what I’m saying is that if you want a winter wedding, you plan for one specifically, but if not you generally hope for the best weather and avoid the 4-5 months there will be snow. So, it my season wides down dramatically in the fall but thankfully enough work in the rest of the year carries me through. So there is a lot of time unscheduled – some that I hope to fill with work – others that I plan to use to do my best to be inspired, create my own interesting projects and live this life with my family close by.
For now it’s been days of avoiding poison ivy, clinging to roots and trees to get to the location you see above… and sitting at my computer editing photos. I am so incredibly grateful to work with wonderful people, who have not only trusted me to document their lives but make what I do rewarding and meaningful. I’m not saying that to make any other photographers feel bad and start to evaluate their own lives and what they are missing – no don’t compare! I’m just saying that because there are times I just can’t believe how much fun it is to photograph people and am so grateful to work at something I love. (Yes there are the times I hate being at my computer because life’s not all perfect).
So, here’s to those adventurous days, when we are too busy living to instagram or lucky enough to have everyone by our side that they can see and experience what we are in person. Here’s to staying in touch and doing things that are challenging and not forgetting where we came from or what direction we want to go.