Sunday, January 29, 2012

Bellevue Photographer | January 2012 - Photo of the Month

During the snow days of January, I had 10-inches of snow up here!  I wasn't able to get out for about four days, so what does a photographer to do that was waiting for snow sessions and then couldn't get out?

Get on Pinterest of course!  I love Pinterest for inspiration and ideas, it's a great place for me to work with a client and collaborate on concepts.   One night I found this little DIY project for a fun and creative window treatment and since I have so many windows in my home I decided to try it, because I think it would make a fun backdrop for boudoir or seniors. 

I must admit, as I was making these snow strings, I thought, this project is for someone with a lot of time on their hands... but in the end it was worth it and I can't wait to try these with a client!

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Friday, January 20, 2012

Bellevue Photographer | Resiliency: The follow up

Here's the follow up to last night's post.  I was quite concerned about this tree, but look at the difference a day makes!  I was ready to cut this tree down yesterday!  I'm so glad I didn't, I learned so much through this experience,which is a metaphor for life; patience, resilience and a hope.  I will always think about this tree the next time I'm struggling, it will be a good reminder for me that with a little patience and hope, things will be just fine.  I'm resilient too.

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Thursday, January 19, 2012

Bellevue Photographer | Resilience

This is quite a departure from shooting seniors, boudoir, families or children.  My goodness, initially I thought that the news was going overboard, but as it's worked out, this has turned into quite a snow and ice storm.  I have a tree in my backyard that was causing me a fair amount of worry yesterday.  As you can see in the first image, well...  you can't see it, which is how it's supposed to be, but as the day progressed I noticed this large blob blocking my otherwise pretty view to the forest on the back of my property.  As the day went on, it dropped a few feet and another few feet until this morning it was on the ground!

If this tree were to snap, it was not is not in danger of hitting my home or shed, but it would be a very big mess for me to clean up!  I've learned that it's very hard to imagine how heavy a "seemingly" small limb weighs and this is a cedar tree!

I try to find the lessons in everything that comes my way, but today I was grateful that I had a the experience of watching every stage of this tree in it's descent to the snowy ground below.  It reminded me how we all need a soft place to land and with family and good friends, we are all resilient and can bounce back just as this tree is going to bounce back (I hope.)   It hasn't broken yet!  It may have a permanent bend and be crippled for a while, but over time, I believe it will bounce back.

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Sunday, January 15, 2012

Bellevue Family Photographer | First Snow 2012

 The colors as the sun was setting tonight were spectacular.  Being surrounded by trees, I was only able to capture a hint of blue, orange and pink amidst the gray skies.

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Monday, January 9, 2012

Bellevue Photographer | Personal Project

I like to try personal photography projects.  I keep a list all year long and when I get the chance, or a free afternoon I dive right in.  This is was my first attempt shooting water drops.  Clearly I have a ways to go to perfect this technique; it certainly was challenging, but I did yield some pretty interesting images. 

This one in particular is a favorite, because the water splash looks like a dolphin breaking the surface of the water.  Do you see this too?