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A model shoot and a family session.

Trying out different ideas.

Wandering in the woods and along the trails.

Slowly mastering the art of home made pie crust (who knew it was that hard?).

Most of all, reveling in the beauty of an Arkansas fall.

As we grow closer and closer to the merry chaos that often comes at this time of year, I wish you all moments of quiet and beauty and a chance to stop and look around you and say to yourself, “I am so happy to be in this life.”

over the weekend

The heat returned with a vengeance, the humidity creating a haze across the area. A sweaty, sweaty run before visiting a local bike park with a friend to practice on boys young and old(er) working on their jumps and whips over the small hills of dirt dotting the park's landscape. I can never get tired of photographing mountain bikers and their tricks.

Lunch out with David before hitting new bike trails 45 minutes west of town for biking and hiking and photo ops. We hit them at the prettiest time of day (and later I had the best shower of my life!).

I attempted and succeeded in making my very first home made Boston Cream Pie, complete with home made pudding sandwiched between the cake layers. It took me five hours, two attempts at the pudding and three separate washing ups, but I think David and Joe like it, seeing that there is only a quarter of the cake (pie? which is it?) left.

This week is shaping up to be pretty busy, but a fun kind of busy. I have a headshot session tomorrow morning, a hands on demonstration at our local camera store of the new Nikon mirrorless cameras that were announced last week that look pretty amazing. Thursday I may be shooting a practice portrait session with my friend, the house mother of the AOPii sorority that I often shoot with, before shooting my first sports portrait session next Sunday at a mountain bike trail north of here. I'm really excited about this one, the subject being a local kid who has raced in all the previous Enduro races that David and I have shot so far this summer. I think it's going to be a lot of fun.

 I hope you all have a terrific week!

pictures of my life

Lunch with my best friend, the type of friend that will ask you if she has guacamole smeared on her forehead as you're trying to politely eat a really messy and a really drippy grilled cheese sandwich and not having much success, cheese smeared all over your hands and arms. You look at her and you both burst into laughter because she gets you and you get her and you both love each other for all your quirks and weirdness.

Playing with new lighting modifiers and losing track of time. Always a wonderful thing to happen, knowing that you're so immersed in learning new things that time stops and stands still.

Mountain biking and daisies blooming and locals cleaning out ponds and hanging out on street corners. A found feather, milk and cookies and a food shoot that went well, my first one.  

And decisions rolling around in my head as to where to take my photography next, as well as this space.