Wednesday, October 29, 2008
So...look at these and be in a better mood!
(that was totally believable, right?)
Thursday, October 23, 2008
- allowing myself to accept that "someone I know" has become "someone I knew" and finally hitting "send"
- receiving an incredibly supportive email from a friend who is more special than you could ever imagine, giving me further hope that everything happens for a reason
- being sent a barrage of loving, supportive text messages from the people who matter
- then seeing this:
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Our first official TTD: Fall photo shoot was on the 11th and it was FANTASTIC! We had SO much fun. This was a favorite for many of the girls, the creative director and me. The models were shamelessly creative and amazing. I even got to shoot two new models! It was very exciting to experiment with them as well as the experienced girls.
We shot on a beautifully clear fall day at Legion Memorial Park in Everett. Even though it was sunny it was very chilly but the girls kept themselves warm by huddling together under a blanket (that is what you were doing under there, right ladies?) when they weren't climbing trees and laying in crunchy autumn leaves. We even had a minor disagreement with a train...well almost.
Here are a few pictures, you can find more over on flickr. http://www.flickr.com/photos/buttercupyaya/
Okay, now head on over to flickr and check out the rest. (*insert shameless bid for attention here!)
p.s. I'm getting good at the bids for attention, I think.
Tuesday, October 21, 2008
Friday, October 17, 2008
Being Honest with Ourselves
Our relationship with ourselves is the most important relationship we need to maintain. The quality of that relationship will determine the quality of our other relationships.
When we can tell ourselves how we feel, and accept our feelings, we can tell others.
When we can accept what we want and need, we will be ready to have our wants and needs met.
When we can accept what we think and believe, and accept what's important to us, we can relay this to others.
When we learn to take ourselves seriously, others will too.
When we learn to chuckle at ourselves, we will be ready to laugh with others.
When we have learned to trust ourselves, we will be trustworthy and ready to trust.
When we can be grateful for who we are, we will have achieved self-love.
When we have achieved self-love and accepting our wants and needs, we will be ready to give and receive love.
When we've learned to stand on our own two feet, we're ready to stand next to someone.
Today, I will focus on having a good relationship with myself.
So, my friends, take from that what you will, and thanks for letting me share.
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Me: so tell me something funny that happened at school today while we wait for dad to get there.
Girl: nothing really funny happened today. OH!Dad's here.
*two seconds later I hear the following over the receiver*
Beast: Little Girl, how many times have I told you you can't live here?
Girl: Whatever Dad. Bye mom. Love you.
Yes, I giggled uncontrollably and shook my head.
Yes, I am now sharing with you.
I like you.
Plus, I'm pretty sure you'll laugh.
Monday, October 13, 2008
The beautiful ladies featured below showed up in the pouring rain and about 50 degree weather, half dressed mind you, to allow me to take their picture. These are a bit more urban, dark and melancholy and quite different from the inaugural shoot, but I have gotten a lot of positive feedback from it.
In no way did the McCollum shoot resemble the shoot we originally planned, but a good time was had by all, I think (hope?). The girls were beautiful -- even soaked to the bone and they were real troopers thru the soggy ground and giant raindrops.
With the Pacific Northwest weather turn, the daylight changes as well. We lost light REALLY quickly and shot until we got flooded out. Literally. The creek rose and we ran!
And I found creativity in a very close, trusted friend who we jokingly refer to as my 'Creative Director'...it is no joke. Without her, half of the shots from TTD: McCollum would not be nearly as interesting as they are.
My heartfelt THANKS to everyone involved.
Next up: TTD Fall, shot at Legion Park and Marine Drive train tracks on Saturday, October 11th. Soon...I promise (but we know how that goes...)
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Friday, October 3, 2008
Thursday, October 2, 2008
Remember the old school yard rain song? You know the one..."rain, rain go away"?