Monday, August 10, 2009

{when in rome...}

Well, I did it! I finished my last shoot of the summer this past Friday and it was lovely! I couldn’t possibly have thought of a better way to finish off my summer season than by being present to photograph Josh and Courtney’s wedding at Lago Restaurant. Between the amazing weather, the incredible view and the unbelievable food, the wedding was almost as spectacular as the bride…almost, but not quite!

Since March, when this crazy little idea of taking pictures first came into being, I have done nineteen photo shoots for every one from toddlers to neighborhood horses! Not bad for my “newly incorporated” self (as my sister-in-law would say!)!! But now it’s time for a break …a little breather from all the excitement! I have six more shoots scheduled for September and October (two of them being weddings) but for right now, my sights are on Italy for a much needed adventure!

I have to admit that I’m not very good at pacing myself all the time. I try really hard and I’ve made the pursuit of balance one of my highest priorities in life but photography seems to be a beast all unto its own! Photography brews excitement and passion and an endless source of energy for me…but nonetheless, it has now been six months of taking pictures, editing pictures, attending classes, creating websites, writing business plans and not to mention…tending to the rest of life; the life that existed before this came into being and a life that also includes an entirely separate full-time job! So, in the name of not falling of the edge, it’s time to take a little step back from it all and enjoy life the Italian way!

Aside from the many splendors that is Italy, I’m most looking forward to ten uninterrupted days with my husband! He has been an unbelievable support throughout this whole journey and the most amazing “business manager”. He wanted my dream to come true so badly that in part, it became his own…and I love him to death for it. While I may be the one behind the camera, this would never have become the success that it is without him. I’m looking forward to getting up when we feel like it and going to sleep when we feel like it. I’m looking forward to leaving our computers behind and having a steady diet of gelato. I’m looking forward to the plane ride with nothing to do but read and catch up on the latest movies. I’m looking forward to seeing a Bernini sculpture in the street instead of in a Gallery. And I’m looking forward to just chatting with my husband and holding his hand. It’s been a crazy and hectic year for both of us and while we’ve been really good at always finding time for each other in the midst of it all, this will be a well earned indulgence for both of us.

So, while my latest couple is off on their honeymoon, I will delightfully be editing the pictures from their big day in time for when they get back. And just as they are returning to start their new life together, we will be heading off to celebrate a new milestone in ours!

Ah…La vita è bella...

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