Weekly Photo Challenge – JOY

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JOY

When you love photography, you tend to see the world through your camera lens. On a recent photo shoot for a young lady, who I’ve had the pleasure of knowing since she was 8 years old, I was able to capture this photo. It was a few days before her Sweet 16, and her mother asked if I would take some pictures of her to later have blown up for the party. Of course I said yes, I love this kid.

The day of the shoot, things began normally. Stand here, sit there, raise your chin, smile more…..you get the picture (no pun intended). After a while, I chose to go outside and do things as I typically do….my way with no rhyme or reason. I photographed her as she is, beautiful, innocent, kind, and a free spirit. She was loosening up and having fun at that point and I said to her “Just let go.”  With that said, she did, I snapped the picture, and here I give you “JOY” as I see it.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog.

Peace and Love,

Lisa

Who said Saturdays are for sleeping in?

Hello world,

After a week of work and a million other commitments that I had to fulfill, I told myself that I would sleep in and not do a darn thing today. After all, it’s Saturday. Ha! So much for that thought. My granddaughter spent the night and reminded me that I had said that we’d wake up real early and see the sun rise at the beach. That sounded like a good plan a few days ago but certainly not last night so I did what anyone in my position would do……I conveniently forgot to set my alarm.

Not so fast Lisa……

My little one came into my room and persuaded me with those big eyes to keep my word.  The morning was BEAUTIFUL. We had breakfast on the beach and then I took pictures of her enjoying the ocean for an hour. I would not trade this morning for any other because life is made of memories and far too often we let our routine, comfort and procrastination get in the way of what really matters.

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