With snowmageddon outside, and the solstice approaching, it seems only fitting to take a moment to share a few thoughts.
I have officially been blogging on here for one year! This lil typepad has allowed me to share my most exciting Documentographer year yet with you all.
Together (that's me and you), we covered 22 amazingly unique and special weddings, and we went to Peru, Mississippi, Kenya and Israel. We also met some fabulously fun families, and took portraits of people up to some very interesting things, including starting new businesses, books and projects.
In truth, you, dear client/reader/supporter, have meant that this year was possible for me. Thank you for believing in me, trusting me, and sharing with me.
I wish you the very very very best in this holiday season.
With love and gratitude,
Do come back in 2009, I have some great stuff up my sleeve for you!
Notes for your calendar:
-January we're heading to Costa Rica for a photography/yoga retreat.(Jan 20-27) If this snow is tempting you to escape, do join us. We still have spaces. E-mail me for details.
Do you know someone who you feel should have awesome pictures taken, but can't afford it?
Doesn't everyone want a fun, natural portrait session with their loved ones? I know it's not in everyone's budget, but I believe it should be in everyone's life anyway.
Well, here's our chance.
I am happy to say I am participating in a cool little grassroots project called Giving is Awesome, to get photo services to people who you think deserve to have them, but can't afford them.
Here's how it works. I have donated my time and services. If you know someone who you think should have a photo session taken with me, nominate them to win it. Send me an e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org), tell me who they are, and why you think they should win. And then watch the fruits of your generosity come to fruition.
Have you ever met someone and instantly coveted their life? This happened to me yesterday when I met Meghan Telpner for our portrait shoot. She co-ordinates her business and life like she co-ordinates her clothes with her live/work studio -- perfectly!
I walked in, and immediately wanted to be her.
Think I'm crazy? Listen to what she offers through her Nutrition and Holistic Lifestyle business. Cooking classes, kitchen cupboard clean-outs, meditation classes, dietary consultations and personal health programs, to name just a few. What can I say? I signed up. She's going to teach me how to grocery shop effectively.
I might have walked in wanting to be her, but I walked out looking forward to being me! Thanks for the inspiration, Meghan.