Guys, I'm on fire. It's currently 8:40pm on Sunday evening. Just before 3 o'clock this afternoon my favorite stylist Kristianne and makeup artist Vanessa rolled in with model du jour Jamie. We got to our location around 4:30 and shot until sunset. Upon return to my home, I started editing, and I've just completed the set. What a whirlwind.

So, here we are, three podcasts and Chipotle later, blogging today's shoot. Turn around time = fire.

A study of pose.

I spend a lot of time situating outfits, makeup, dramatic lighting, etc. to get what I need from a portrait. This time I stripped away the more ornate things and focused intently on just getting interesting movements. It's exercises like this that help me feel like I have proper control over posing in my work.

October Round Up

This month was one of the best I have had. This isn't necessarily just in my own photography but in all the little facets of my life. I am now being paid more regularly for modeling and retouching on top of photography. I've developed new working relationships and strengthened most every other relationship I have. My household cat is starting to fear the dogs less. I am getting more free coffees. Every little piece of my life has been stepping up.

...which leads me comfortably into the month of Thanksgiving. This month I am focusing on gratitude where before I might have focused on a continued obsession with gaining more money, followers, increased production. I am going into the holiday season with more comfort and joy and appreciation for what I have and taking a moment to appreciate the fruit of my labors. I am continuing to work hard, but I am focusing on keeping gratitude for what I have rather than the lack from things I want.