I have been taking time to be creative lately and put my learning hat on. I love to learn. Honestly- true nerd alert here. Nerd-ola. There are so many resources out there for photographers, it is great to constantly be able to try new things, or learn a new technique.
I think if you ever stop learninig, you stop growing. As a person, as a mom, as a wife, a photographer, an artist, there is always something for me to learn, or try and improve on.
So, a lot of times when things go crazy or hectic or maybe I am in a creative rut- I will dive in to a personal project or competition/contest. What I am really doing is getting my learn on. When I push myself out of my comfort zone, or try things I normally wouldn't try, I am constantly learning and finding my style. And to me, that is a breath of fresh air.
And even in the start of the Christmas rush, I'll take on a personal project. It really helps me during my sessions to look at things differently.
My dear friend let me borrow her beautiful girl to use as a subject- and I had the best time working with her. So nice to be albe to instruct her and have her pose, and then pulling some real emotion out of her. Just love her smile. Her mom and I had so much fun getting her to laugh.
I love the black and white of this one.
Such a beauty.
Love that laugh.