There is that dreaded word "stress"! We all have it and normally on a daily basis. I'm amazed at how stressed I get when I go to a photo shoot. My goal is to do my best job, capture every moment that I can, and not disappoint those that I'm working for. As I go around and photograph the event I normally observe someone that is stressed and it's normally the host or bride. If only it was so easy to just shrug off all the things that cause even the smallest amount of stress our lives would be so much more different. So tomorrow is Friday and I'm going to work on not being stressed for just 24 hours. Not sure how this will work but I will try my best. I urge everyone to take on that challenge for just one day and say TGIF anytime you feel a stresser coming on. Maybe look at a picture of your children, significant other or even your fur-baby! Thanks for following me and have a great night!
Tonight I would like to discuss the word imagine. I was at a meeting where there is a gorgeous salt water fish tank with the most wonderful and colorful fish. To imagine what they are thinking with everyone staring at me reminds me of when I am taking photographs. What could the objects of my photograph be thinking when I point my lens their way? For posed pictures I'm sure its, "Does my hair look OK?", "Do I look fat?", "Is she getting my best angle?", and so on. But for those that you catch in the moment whether it be an action shot or just a group of people talking and laughing are they actually thinking about the picture or are they just living the moment? It's wonderful to imagine the conversations that you are capturing and how the pictures will be perceived when they are delivered. Those are the moments and things that make me really love doing photography. So what are you imagining tonight? Until next time.....
A little over three weeks ago I nearly lost my mother as went code blue in the ER and I made the decision for them to stop CPR. However, she is now back with us and back to her old self before those nightmare days in the hospital ICU. I look back at pictures of me and her when I was a baby and then growing up to include those that we have made sure to take now that we treasure each day. As children we don't always remember those days that are precious to us at a later date. However, documenting all of the little moments make you grateful to have a those pictures when you are older so that you can look back and reflect. I challenge each one of you to go back through your old pictures and see what you are truly grateful for. It may surprise you and stir up old memories as you browse through faded pages of pictures of your family, children and even those adorable fur-babies! Everyone have a great night.
~Dawn Fain is a wife and mother of two that works full time in her "adult" job so that she can also do photography. Her love of photography has been passed down from generations before. Join her on her journey to make "Memories for a Lifetime"!