• The Calmer

    Today is Best Shot Monday (BSM) everyone. The idea behind best shot Monday is simple. Take pictures and post the best one. This week’s theme is all about dreams. I have many. They change from day to day.

    Right now?

    Take pictures. Lots.

    Share.

    Learn.

    Grow.

    I dream of growing a photography business.

    Success!

    But, I do still have quite a bit to learn. Especially capturing photos of people. Their emotions. Their feelings. So practice began today. And I had the perfect subject available. My Calmer. This was the first time I have subjected him to my lens for professional purposes. I am sure it won’t be the last. Here are his feelings on the whole ordeal.

    He’s a happy camper right?!

    He wasn’t like this the entire time.  Our entire shoot only lasted about 10 minutes. The location? Our own backyard. Sunset. My goal? Practice portraiture. His goal? Get this over as quick as possible! (just kidding).

    One of the reasons I love this man so much is that he is such a good sport. He supports me. My dreams. My goals. My ambitions. I have a chronic problem in all aspects of my life of wanting to do it ALL. Biting off more than I can chew. Overextending myself. When I start to do to much, take on more than I can handle he talks me down.  Makes me take a mental break. Guides me. Calms me. I think he knows my limits better than I do sometimes.

    When I picked up a camera 8 months ago and started a 365 project he was my #1 cheerleader. He helped me plan my shot of the day. Made sure I wasn’t forgetting to take a picture. He encouraged me to share. To improve. I stopped my 365 in June, but now with my new found passion, inspiration and drive to build this blog and *hopefully* this business from the ground up he is still my #1 fan. He doesn’t think I am biting off more than I can chew and right now neither do I. I have a lot to learn and a long way to go but as long as I have his support I will get there.  He is keeping me sane, keeping me grounded, helping my dream come true.

    That is why I love this man, My Calmer.

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    Sarah B.October 19, 2009 - 7:27 pm

    It's good to have someone in your life like that. I feel like Charlie is the same way a lot of the time.

    melbelle1381October 20, 2009 - 3:37 am

    These are great B! I have such a hard time with portraits. That's why so many of my pics of people are from the neck down!

    jenniferMarch 18, 2010 - 3:37 am

    I have no doubts that your photography business will be a complete success. I am glad that your hubby is your #1 FAN. I am cheering for you too!!! Love your blog posts. Great read and super pics.

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