Inspired and Energized
There is a flurry of activity going on now at AYP! Half of our weddings have already taken place and we are working diligently on putting the finishing touches on the beautiful images to deliver to our amazing couples. We are busy preparing for our upcoming weddings and meeting with our 2017 couples. At the same time we have begun our senior portrait sessions, we are collaborating on a fun project with Kat Kattler Photography, we are readying our new studio for official opening (even though we’ve already had 4 shoots there!) and in addition, we have some pretty big projects going on at the home front. If you know us, you know we wouldn’t have it any other way. We are sincerely grateful for all the opportunities and the people we have in our lives.
Yesterday, I was asked how we do it all. Firstly, this is nothing out of the ordinary for us. There are soooo many people we know tackling and juggling soooo much more. And most importantly, we truly love what we do. Truly. All of the energy that surrounds us, from our clients and friends and families keeps us excited and fueled!
Secondly, speaking just for myself, I find my inspiration when I watch my husband in action. He has endless stamina! Everyone who knows him, knows what I’m talking about. I find inspiration in my daughter and son-in-law who are working incredibly hard to achieve their goals and dreams. I find inspiration in the places we go, the people we meet and through music. And I find tremendous inspiration in hearing our clients stories.
After a photo session, wedding or event, when I’m culling images I need complete solitude. I need to remain focused on finding the very best images that represent the beauty and joy of each session. But when I’m editing or preparing the studio for a shoot, that’s a different story. I love the music blaring or a compelling Amazon audio book running in the background. During these glorious summer days, when I need a break, I hop in my convertible and take a drive through the country, breathing in the sweet smells and soaking up the warmth of the sun (sometimes it means having to have the ac going with the top down but it’s still a welcomed break). And very often have a pretty picture close by of a place that inspires me. It always reminds me of the fun we had on that outing and of the abundant blessings God has given me in my life.
Here’s my photo for today…. taken in HarwichPort, Cape Cod in May 2106. I hope it inspires you too!
Wishing you all a glorious day!