Mondays are my Sabbath. Wow…that’s such an outdated word….Sabbath. I think when some people hear that it they just roll their eyes and think it’s some super religious thing. Well, for me..it’s a lifeline. Resting is something I have to WORK at and I struggle to guard time to rest and focus on things that don’t have to do with work. Now, I consider work and photography to be two separate things that end up meshing together into my career…but, I love photography even when it’s not going to make me a cent. How does this apply to the Sabbath…well, I will quickly try to explain cause I know you came for the pretty photos! On Mondays I don’t rest in the sense of the word that I sit around all day and do nothing. I rest from the rat race of trying to figure out how to pay my bills and keep my clients happy. I focus on the things that I love the most…God, my kids, my home, and I try to do something that I love doing as a way to recharge my batteries. This is not an easy day for me because I can so easily fill it with things that NEED to get done instead of taking a slow paced approach to the day. Ok….so, this applies how? Well, last Monday I was cleaning the house and the Natalie Kaye said, “Hey Mama…I have to go shoot my friend, Jaelin, for a photography project…would you come along to help me?” I am not going to lie…my first thought was, “No…I am too busy cleaning!” (something I rarely ever even whisper in real life)…but, I stopped myself and said, “Sure….” So we hopped in the car with our cameras and headed out. It wasn’t until we were in the car that I even noticed what a gorgeous day it was….I guess I need to do a little more work on my Sabbath! haha!!
In the end….I had such a blast with Natalie Kaye and Jaelin…and I came home feeling recharged, inspired, and like I had a huge fresh breath of oxygen in my lungs to get me through the rest of the week! THAT is exactly what my Mondays are supposed to be like! And…bonus…we got some amazing images of Jaelin that I get to share with you!
I hadn’t met Jaelin before this session with her….and I found her to be so sweet and charming! It’s no wonder Natalie Kaye likes hanging out with her!
And…oh the gorgeous light we had when we got down to Tacoma’s waterfront!!! For January it was quite impressive! Of course, with Jaelin’s gorgeous smile, beautiful red hair, and creamy skin….we could’ve shot anywhere at anytime and had stunning images!LOVE!Natalie Kaye is taking photography in school and I am pleased to know that another photographer that I admire, Jeremy Leffel, is teaching her the basics of film photography!! It’s a whole different genre…and she is loving it!The beauty of her shooting film is that she only has 24 images to take…so, that means lots of time for me to sneak in some shots!!!! haha!!!
Jaelin is going to be a senior next year…so, hopefully (fingers crossed) you will see her again for her senior session with me!!! The beach in January! So great!Those eyes!This is one of my favorites….But, I am always a sucker for a laugh!Natie Kaye used up all her shots….so she swapped sides of the camera for a few quick friend shots!They are so opposite….but, they have so much fun!Gorgeous!
Of course we had to do the classic jumping shot!So…just a few more before we had to get back to our daily stuff……Jaelin….you were a great model and even more important to me…a great friend to Natalie to take time to help her with her photography assignment!!! THANKS!!!!!