Now, that’s not totally true. But READ this TILL THE END! I’m still be shooting mostly outdoors and inside clients’ homes (I’m a child and family photographer in Riga. Here is the link to my portfolio website). But now I also have an option to do it in studio. I’m still going to utilize natural light, though.
Marge likes playing that she is feeding birds with berries. She does it every time we pass this bush.
Early September days are perfectly warm this year! So why not to spend those outside?
So, the summer is over. Kids are finally gone to school. All of them. And honestly, this is the firsrt time I’m actully not missing the summer. With all of my sensitivity to the cold season with all that dirt and greyness behind the window that always (ALWAYS) makes me depressed, I think I felt worse this summer. And I feel such a relieve knowing that it’s over and I’ll finally get my time just for me back.
The main struggle for me this summer was the chaos my kids were creating simply ignoring any system I tried to implement to organize them. Here is the thing. I love being organized and I can’t stress enough how much I hate the feeling of being distracted with lots of random things around me. When I’m organized, I find myself in harmony. I have a better mood and have much more energy for anything. And I can literally feel how the mess around me drains my energy.
I have one more big day today! It’s my youngest daughter’s first day in preschool! She starts attending the same kindergarten as Veronica and Anastasia did and will have the same teachers as her older sisters had, which is great! I’m happy about this, but also a bit worried. My concern is more about that our little pumpkin will get spoiled by another kids in no time, like it happened to Veronica. Though, on the other hand, I’m not sure if she could be spoiled even more than she already is by her sisters.
I’m tired like hell. I had a very rich and happy day today. School has started today and Veronica, my middle daughter, is a first-grader. The truth is, I hated school when I was a student myself. But I have always loved the whole process of studying. I still study like mad if I only have a chance to learn something new. I hope my girls will inherit this from me (though, frankly speaking, I already can see that my oldest girl haven’t).
My blog has been quiet for the past month. My girls still have a summer break (just a few more days, yeah!!) and I’m not left with much time for my own desires. There are tons of pictures I would like to share here on my blog, and who knows, maybe someday I’ll find some time for it too. I’m sharing this gallery of Marge having fun with water and a straw for now. And you can click on the pictures to view them in a gallery in a larger size.
Something great has just happened on my photography journey. Something, I wouldn’t believe could happen so soon. I’ve been accepted to CM Pro, or Click Pro, how it’s called now (hooray!!!). For those, who are not aware what is Click Pro — it’s a group of a very talented photographers, professional or hobbyist, on ClickinMoms photography forum, and one can be accepted as a Click Pro only after applying with his portfolio of 150 or more pictures. The portfolio is thoroughly evaluated by a team of judges using on a seven part evaluation rubric (each one on a scale of 1-6). An overall average of 32+ points (out of a possible 42) is required for admission.
So, here are the BIG NEWS! I have this new account, where I’m going to share big-camera pictures both from my photo shoots and taken at home. The difference is that I’m not going to publish there any pictures taken on cellphone, so as no too personal stuff. Follow me, and I promise, this will going to be a great source of inspiration for you!