30 Days of Photos You've Never Seen... probably

April 12, 2011

"Be yourself and be good at it." - Jasmine Star

This last weekend I was privileged enough to spend two days watching the remarkable Jasmine Star give a creativeLIVE seminar on building your photography business and I found myself informed, inspired, frightened, unsure, upbeat and entirely overwhelmed.  Here is a woman who started while she and her husband had no money, no fancy equipment or cars and a dream for what would make her happy every morning, it was as if she opened up my heart and read aloud.  She spent much of two days talking more about being yourself and being confidant in that more than anything else, and with a shudder I knew she meant me.

So that, combined with the desperate need to clean out my Lightroom catalog, I am issuing myself a challenge, to post for 30 days.  I am going to show you pictures you've probably never seen before and tell you stories you may or may not have heard.

The truth is, I don't know if anyone other than myself reads this blog, so this is a lesson in discipline, sticking to it, and taking the opportunity to write.  To write again is something I need in my life, much like when you get to have a great conversation with an old friend you didn't know you needed to talk with but when you're done you feel like a piece of your soul has been set right.

So here I go, trying to be myself, thanks for listening.

My amazing husband Noah took this photo of me with our brand new Canon 40D on day two of our honeymoon.  It's one of the few pictures of myself I like and as you can tell, I'm not even looking.  I love being behind the camera but I have a tendency to delete any pictures of myself.  Maybe at the end of these here 30 days I'll have convinced myself enough to let him take one where I am looking.  

Thank you for your patience babe.

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  1. Yay! I am excited for these next 30 days to follow the randomness to come from your posts. I really like this picture of you. Gorgeous!

  2. I was inspired by Jasmine's talk too and stumbled on your post on her Facebook page. Way to take that inspiration to a new level! Best of luck :)

  3. Just for the record, I read your blog! I may not always have the time to say so, but please know that there is a someone out there who appreciates the gifts of your creative senses: Your brilliant and skillful gift of writing and your art-full eye.

    "The place God calls you to is the place where your deep gladness and the world's deep hunger meet." -Frederick Buechner.

    Yes, please, please, please be yourself. ---Natalie


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