I woke up one morning and realized it was mid-March and wondered what's next for me and my business, and well..my life?
As always, in order for one to know where we are going, we need to know where we are right now.
I'm closing in on March 2018 already and I cannot even believe time is just zooming right by (even more so that I didn't even see the end of February)! Since I didn't get a chance to do a Month in Review for February alone last month, I thought I'd give write up a TWO months in review and explain what's all the chaos been about: the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Here we go...
As I begin this week's post, I'm thinking about the title The Power of Apology and Forgiveness as these are topics I've been going back and forth in my head these past couple of weeks.
I hesitated writing this, but I somehow keep finding myself resurfacing the idea.
What is the connection between photography to this topic of apology and forgiveness?
From a wide angle, they don't have much in common, if any. But then, if you look at it through a macro lens you see what photography really is. It's a connection between the camera and its subject; the mere idea that you have to feel compelled to capture whatever it is that you are photographing.
Before I lose you, think about this...
Why does anyone apologize to another? Or why does anyone feel the need to forgive or ask for forgiveness?
It was raining and it was cold.. okay, it was cold to us Angelenos...a whopping 64 degrees kind-of-cold.
I had my first newborn session in 3 years and I was so excited to get these portraits done for my sweet client, Vanessa.
Baby Diego Alexander was born just after Valentine's Day (the sweetest Valentine if you ask me) to first-time parents and they couldn't be more full of love for this little guy.
Before I arrived to their home for their in-home session, I gave Mommy Vanessa everything she needed to prepare: a space by a big window, a warm environment, a sleeping baby and an open-mind. Man, she totally delivered.
Baby Diego was asleep as a... well, a baby. Haha.
This little Valentine is going to make you go awwwwwww...
My laptop was open and I was ready to upload some photos from my camera. Everything was just as before until I realized my external hard drive was empty--I could feel my heart in my mouth and could swear I felt like my room was spinning.
Everything was gone.
I attempted to find all my photos back and even hired multiple pro data recovery teams to look into my biggest nightmare (sorta exaggerating, but not really), but no luck. To this day, I have held onto this external hard drive in hopes that someone out there could pull out all my photos (so if you're out there please let me know. I've been waiting for you).
Since that day, I shifted the way I took care of my digital photos. Even more so, I realized how precious printing those digital photos is. To say that I have printed every photo that matters to me, would be a lie; however, this is still a learning experience for me and hope to get into a better habit of doing more often. But starting a steady workflow when storing your digital images is a great start...
We've all been there. Whether you're a photographer, creative or just someone who wants to understand what the heck your photographer is doing, we've all heard something about photography (and the photographer).
Every time I think I've heard it all, the universe serves me another photography myth. So, I'm here to put all of my favorite myths on blast and get some clarity on why us photographers do what we do when taking your photos.
I am a...
Los Angeles native.