Monday, October 4, 2010


8,500. I just had to write it, so that it would be real to me.

8,500 photos of the pumpkin restored.

About 6,500 left to go the hubs says.

Do you think I need to stop taking so many pictures, ha!

Hopefully, next week, I will be able to upload some new photos of the pumpkin. I have a few fun ones to post form a couple photo shoots we had.  Some worked out, some didn't, but I had fun trying.

Nik is starting to catch on to my photo shoots though.  I am trying to make an effort to make them more fun for her, instead of all just about gettting the shot. Make them more relaxed, less fussed, less rushed, and less busy.

I can't thank her enough for helping me to hone my photography. The only inexpensive, un-time consuming, fun, raw, way I know to get better at photography is to simply shoot. Shoot every chance I get. I don't want to always be behind the lens to her.  I don't want it to consume me, and to take away from our time together.  Sometimes, I have to tell myself, enough is enough. Just put down the camera and laugh and play.  Just be.  If you got the shot, than you got it, if not, then not.  Maybe the shot will present itself later in different form.  It's so hard, bc I want to hold it every minute. I want to capture it all. I don't want to miss a thing.  I want to get that one shot that makes it all worth it.  And that one shot is enough to make me know why I love this art form so much.

I hope one day she'll understand. One day, I hope for her to look at me and say, "Mom, it was totally worth it."  That is my goal.  So, that she'll look at me and my photos will inspire in her a love of photography like I have, and maybe one day, we'll pick up a camera together.  And go exploring.  I would love that.  If she discovers the passion and excitement, that I have for photography,  for any one thing I would be happy. First, I'm just working on getting her to wear bows and hats. One small step at a time, ha.

Love to all,