It feels so good to pick up the camera, hear that click of the shutter, and then download the images. And as a natural consequence, as I use the camera more, the more proficient I get. One would think that I could remember that, but I don't. So I get discouraged. Frequently. Then I get bummed that my images aren't turning out as I want them to - so I stop shooting for a while. Sad, pathetic cycle. I am my own worst critic.
But I dust myself off, pick my self up, (anyone else singing with me?), and I remember that Rome wasn't built in a day.
The holiday season is presenting itself again with photographic opportunities abound and I am taking advantage of the this year! I will not be intimidated by other people with cameras snapping away. I will be more aggressive and creative in my angles and poses. Finally, I will not be afraid to take that picture because I fear it will not measure up to my standards. I will tell myself that not every picture is equal and that is okay - the important thing is that I am there, preserving the memories.
Papa Baker gets in on the fun!
A true princess never leaves home without her tierra.
Emmett says this tree is just his size!
Even Clovis gets in on the Christmas tree choosing.
A future tree.
This wasn't from the tree choosing outing but from a cookie/ candy bake and exchange (Thanks Ashley for letting us come!). Yum - icing on the cookie is the best part!