Saturday, August 29, 2009

blew a bday shoot...

What a day...

This gorgeous baby girl turns one and her daddy and mommy through her this lavish bday party and ask me to take photos of it and what do I do, I blow it. I feel like such an idiot.

Is every shot bad... no... I like some, like this one, and the 2 others in my album so far, but... I was not prepared for the conditions both weather wise and people wise... or time wise for that matter. I think it was too soon for me to shoot an event, especially with no more equipment than a camera. I needed reflectors and some kind of a zoom lens... not to make excuses, I know a more expreienced photog could have turned out some awesome shots with just a camera but I am feeling quite defeated. I have a ton of editing to do and at the end of all that I hope to have 50-75 decent images on a disk and a 20page photobook completed.

Wish me Luck.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

A Simple Prayer

I weak and confused,
all my "hope supply" used
I am scared and unsure
And my future a blur
I've asked and I've tried
To patiently wait to the side
But I need your help now
As these patience run out
To look up and feel grace
And know answers are coming, someday.

It is in the depths of fear and insecurity that we are free
free to except and embrace that we are incapable...
that we are nothing without grace
that our timing is never the right timing
that we will be saved.

I know right now is a rough time for everyone... money is tight everywhere, futures are very uncertain and everything seems to be more than any of us can bare... but the truth is, look beside you and that person, standing there, the one that feels everything you feel... and to the otherside, the ones counting on you, they are all that matters, and that you have them means you are already blessed, and nothing can ever take that security away.

Good Luck and God Bless

Monday, August 24, 2009

not what we eat...

||It's not what we eat but what we digest that makes us strong; not what we gain but what we save that makes us rich; not what we read but what we remember that makes us learned; and not what we profess but what we practice that gives us integrity.||

Awesome isn't it.