Hi lovelies! *waves
I’m officially missing youuuuu.
I miss my blog. I miss typing whatever is on my mind about whatever is floatin’ my boat… But let me tell you something… I’ve been living. I’ve been shooting with passion, working with so much drive. & Yes, I also allowed myself to shoot like a starving artist (“But a minor artist with no money goes as hungry as a genius. What drove them to do it? I believe that such people were not only choosing art, they were choosing the life of the artist. Art offered them a different way of living, one that they believed more than compensated for the loss of comfort and respectability.”) because I craved for that feeling of upmost satisfaction in my work. Not that I don’t already but there is something about giving yourself a break in this industry & coming back into photography with a new set of eyes. Dat’ be meh. You know what else? Its inspiring when you are around individuals with like-minds & it doesn’t even have to be related to photography. My motto lately: Do it with passion or not at all. Another reason why I’ve been MIA… I’ve been busy taking care of myself physically and mentally. If you haven’t followed me in instagram (getfitlikemc), you probably don’t know about my fitness journey. I was simply done feeling burnt out, so I started eating clean 100% and exercising 6x a week last year. The bad thing about that is (for me any way), I was really obsessive with the way I ate and it became a nightmare. Through my life as a momtog’ and a health-conscious nerd, I decided to start ‘relaxing’ with my photography business to really focus on how I can be a better photographer. & ‘relax’ my mind on how I viewed ‘health’; I have since started eating more flexible AKA IIFYM (if it fits your macros) & lifting more. Thank God, the pressure has dissipated & I have found a better me in the last 6 months. Long story short, you (as an artist or just ‘self’ reasons) may have a breaking point in life… but it is better to ease up, take care of yourself, + simply let things ride out on its own… Most importantly, pick up new ventures & never stop dreaming.
This is a little catch up from yours truly.
Some photos of what I’ve been up the past months: My sister’s bachelorette party! We had such an amazing day. From pole dancing lessons @The Dollhouse Studio in Minneapolis, MN to a memorable night out with her favorite girls … I wish we could relive it again! <3 My best sis. I took head shots of this beautiful lady! We basically were talking photography jibberish… you know like bokehs, lighting and all? Haha <3 I’ll be seconding shooting a few more weddings with her this summer, so stoked! If you don’t know about her, pleaseeee go look her up neow: Nicki Lynn Photography. While S.S. with Nicki – my shot of this beautiful couple … they had such a beautiful love story, I teared up quite a few times. Swoons. I got together with my friends, Chong and Kong – ahhhh, it has been about 2 1/2 – 3 years since our last session … Look at them, so in love. Hehe. Grayson. My wittle nephew and his babe photos. Little sweetbum. Baby #2 & she’s glowing!
farewell for now & remember … Work hard in silence, let success make the noise. XO.