I had the pleasure of working with the sweetest family while at the beach last week. We shot in beautiful Destin, and the weather couldn't have been more perfect! Sporting my new Nikon--I was really pleased with how they turned out, but what really made the images was how fun this group was. We had Mike, Theresa, their two precious daughters and their parents. These are some of my favorites at first glance. There were lots of favorites! Thanks to a fun family for a wonderful shoot!
What a summer I have had. I have enjoyed time with my girls out of school. And lots of time at the beach. In fact, I spent a week alone at the beach for my birthday. You may ask, "Who does that?"
|The day I arrived--when Tropical Storm Debby was trying to take over. Wildness in the waves & wind!|
|Me on my birthday at sunset. 45 years old!|
|Painting a commission that was due a couple of days after I returned home.|
|Sea oats agains the setting sun|
|A fun day captured here. I had totally let my hair go free all week. It's VERY curly at the beach. ;)|
|Alone but not lonely...|
|Birthday lunch. Two forks to commemorate twinness. Miss my sister when we can't be together.|
|My last night. Feeling grateful. Wanted the moon in the background on this. :)|
|Running while shooting was funny|
|I look like my sister in this shot|
|One of my favorites--felt like running with new meaning|
I am home now and back to my real world where now I have new tools to work with--spiritual ones and practices that are proving to work wonders for me. Find your inner strength by being still. My main reading was the book Open Mind, Open Heart written by Father Thomas Keating. (Get it from Amazon here) It is about contemplative prayer--a practice that will produce more peace, faith and intimacy with God in your life. I am so grateful to my brother for encouraging me to read and apply this book at this time in my life. It's a life changer for sure. Be blessed in your journey. My best to you!