Spring has come and I’m loving the beautiful blooms around the Eau Claire area. This past weekend for Mother’s Day as my gift to myself I asked the kids for a photo of all of them together. Since it was Mother’s Day no one complained. Total score on my part.
Every day I look out my kitchen window and see this abandoned swing set. Every spring I wait for the crab-apple tree to bloom and shortly after the lilac bushes follow. I throw the windows open to make sure the house can breathe it all the sweet smells. We will be tearing down this swing set in a few weeks to make way for new landscaping. This swing set, worn over time and showing it’s age, is a reminder of how fast their childhood has gone. There was a time when I remember watching the girls push the boys on the swings, blankets covering the platform to make a fort, and lots of games of chase. Just one more time I wanted to see them playing, laughing, and enjoying each other in this corner of our yard before this memory will be folded and placed in a corner of my mind.
I’m always looking for something to inspire my creative juices. Very rarely do I ever hit play on YouTube videos unless someone tells me to watch something. However this morning was very different… I actually hit the play button and was captivated at this creative spin on the ever popular Star Wars characters to create an ad. The company who created this creative clip is based out of the Philippines and it tugged at my heart-strings just a bit.
Light. It’s what I love. I seek it. I wait for the sun to get low and shoot right into it. Capturing lens flare makes me happy.
Photographing young adults for their parents brings me so much JOY! (video might take a moment to load)
Senior season is less than a month away and I can’t express enough that working with kids who march to the beat of their own drum is who I want to work with.