Day 30: I got to meet this sweet family, and their little girl was a big fan of my kitten! You don’t get much cuter than that!
The parents apologized for the lopsided pony tails, but to me, they were perfect. They fit her! Her hair is as full of character as she is. I don’t want to take photos of polished and perfect lives. I want to capture the essence of who you are! I want to portray in a lasting and tangible way that sassy look, the belly laugh that is contagious and gets everyone else in the room going, and that expression that those closest you to love because it’s so “you.” This, to me, is the reason for photography, and this is why I’m here.
Day 15: the look of a cat who has been caught playing with wires she knows she shouldn’t play with.
I have some things in the works for some photos that will vary pretty soon here, so I don’t have to keep posting cat pictures. I probably just should have called this the cat project!
Sometimes when you get no sleep one night and then 13 hours the next night, and you also get your kitten spayed in that time, while also working full time and working on your business on the side, some days pass and you don’t get a chance to post, even though you take your photos each day. So after that super long sentence, I will now post the photos from days 8, 9, and 10!
Day 8: I was scooping all the dog poop in the back yard from having my mom’s dog here, when Tim locked me out as a joke. I happened to have my purse with me, and my camera was inside. Even though it’s making my purse as heavy as if it were filled with bricks, I am LOVING having my camera with me wherever I go, because I can actually capture those moments I usually see and have to let go because I don’t have quick camera access. Being a photographer has seriously made me look at the world differently, and I constantly see beautiful moments that I want to document. Or just really cute ones of my kitten:
Day 9: Driving back from the vet with my newly spayed kitten in the front seat with me, I had my camera out to see what I could capture at the stop lights. The mountains and clouds looked beautiful, and I really wanted to get a good shot of that, but I could only see the view while I was in the middle of the road driving, and every parking lot I pulled into had buildings that blocked the view. But then at a light around the corner from my house, I looked away from the mountains and saw these trees. I like the way the tops blend together and rise and fall, kind of like a mountain peak of a different kind:
Day 10: My poor kitten! Newly spayed and in pain. I hate doing this to my cats! You can’t explain why you’ve just tortured them. Luckily, she seems to be bouncing back pretty quickly.
So here we are: January 1, 2018. I have actually made some resolutions this year, and I plan to stick to them. Sticking to them doesn’t mean perfection, so I guarantee I’m gonna eat unhealthful foods sometimes, and I’ll miss days in the gym, and I will forget to take or post a photo every so often in this project. But I’m pledging that MOST days of 2018, I will post a photo. I’m excited to push myself, and see how much I grow in a year, both in the photos I take, and in my ability to stick with it!
My first picture, unsurprisingly, is of my silly kitten Ella, after I found her climbing high in the kitchen. She looks guilty.
Join me in this project! It will be lots of fun!