mojo and a muse~

Its February. I am normally hibernating, with my camera in the shop for its yearly tune up; however this has not been the case. With my mojo on empty I bought a new lens (35mm 1.4) and now want to practice with it ~ I called my friend Lisa and asked if I could “play” with her girls, my favorite twins that happen to love dressing up and letting me photograph them. This past weekend and the one before have been quite beautiful~ sunshine and 70’s, pretty much perfect. Just when I was thinking I just can’t take another photo without a months rest….here comes that nudging inner voice, “comon, look at that light, the twinkle in that eye, that energy…”..and I am up and swinging my camera around my neck…off to find the light, inspired by giggles and girls in muddy bare feet in Winter. The light is my muse. It inspires me daily, wether my camera is on the shelf or not. It cannot stay there for long.  Inspiration…it always comes. “My twins” had a friend over…bonus!

 muses and getting back some mojo~

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Maggie

McKenzie~

Sometimes on a photo shoot I am transported to another place and time….I feel something inside me churn and feel renewed, its hard to explain. I guess this is why photographing people excites me as it does. Since I was a young teen this is the way it has been for me. It’s as if there is a little secret inside the frame and I find it…There are so many cliche quotes about “capturing time” and I’m a bit tired of them….but it’s true. To be able to capture a glimpse into someone, forever, well its just incredible to me.  Of course its early, 5 am, I have been editing my eyeballs off and am extremely overwhelmed by the amount of work I need to do the next few weeks~ In any case I am still full of inspiration and shooting away. I just adored my shoot with this perky, light of heart, shiny, bouncing, beautiful girl~ so full of life & spirit that she reminded me a bit of my younger, more carefree self & that life is all you make it. I thank her for the energy she brought to me… I needed it!

a litte bit of Audrey~

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a bit more Native American…

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one amazing girl..

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Inspire and share~ Have a great weekend!

Maggie

Brittney :) senior

Such a sweetie this girl~ I have know her for a long time….another neighbor growing up right in front of me! Beautiful inside and out.

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little brother & sis hopped in a pic :)
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light and beauty~ Inspire & share, pass it on!

Maggie

Katie (senior)

A few of my favorites from part 1 of Katies senior pics… :) I love the violin so I’m posting a bunch of those.

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stay tuned for a few of Katie in “pink tule dress” :)

 *** (Katies mom Karen designed my new Blog and is so sweet~ you can check her out at  Simply Amusing Designs   !!!

Inspire & share

Maggie

Caroline (senior)

Oh~ how I love shooting in the gorgeous  Autumn light….I am becoming more aware of Gods amazing presence in my life, not only by the light he spreads on the earth but by the people he puts in my path, teaching me things about myself, about life on a daily basis…sometimes coming to me out of the blue to gently remind me that I am not alone.  “God winks“…I heard of God winks the other day on CBS this morning…then realized I am winked at constantly. I am thankful for the gift of sight, for my hands that are able to hold my heavy camera and fingers to snap the shutter! I do not take those things for granted. I am inspired by just about everything but mostly by young people with strength and purpose…with a humbleness to match.

She is clothed in strength and dignity & can laugh without fear of the future. Prov.  31:25

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Have a great weekend~ Inspire, create & share the love!

Please pass this post along if you will~

Maggie