It’s that time of year, when you think of all the things past and look forward to all the things in the future. This year is kinda different. The end of a decade and I sit here and remember the year 2000 and everything that has transpired between now and then…. What a great book that would be. I remember New Years Day 2000 – I made my husband ( a different one than the one I have now) take a picture of us outside, in front of the pink rental house we had in Memphis. We documented the new millennium that day. My memories dating back to childhood are snapshots in time. Isn’t it interesting how you remember more if it’s been photographed? I remember being barefoot and feeling the cold pebble stone sidewalk under my feet. The year 2000 was huge for me. I had my daughter in November that year. I am sure that is why this decade has had such an impact on me. And sadly. I think of what might be in 2020 and I have a glimpse of my daughter in college. It’s unbelievable really.
Like everyone else I have those resolutions, you know the personal ones, eat better, exercise more, blah, blah, blah. Professionally, I have resolutions as well. Manage my time better, explore creativity, try new things. When I first started this blog, I was so excited to go and post my new photos and share them with the world. In the past two years, the blog became a task and I was zapped. What more could I write, how much should I share, is this the right picture?? 2010 is a new year though and like many other photographers I will be doing the 365 day project. At least a picture a day, documented on this blog. Most will be pictures of you, my readers and clients, and some will be personal photos and some will just be me getting the project done. At the end, I plan to put it in a book using blurb.com and having it here at the studio. I’m excited about it. I want to take pictures for fun again, I want them to tell stories, and I want to remember all the moments in between – the good and bad ones.
I will be photographing a wedding tomorrow. Starting in the afternoon and shooting until past midnight. The studio will be closed for New Years and will reopen full time on Tuesday, January 5th. I am trying to get back to everyone who contacted me over the Christmas Holiday. I came into a studio this morning and found no internet and another occurrence of my site getting hacked into. What should have been a day about getting caught up has been a day of tech support and not being able to use my phone. Be patient if you have tried to contact me and haven’t heard back. I haven’t been able to do much today.