Oops, my last Fame and Shame was in March of last year. Sometime during 2014, I fell off of a few wagons and “keeping up with my blog” was one of them. One of my goals this year is to do a better job with blogging.
Here is the latest installment of Fame and Shame—a small peek into my life!
- Falling Off the Wagon: I’m not sure why this happens. Sometimes I feel I have to much positive energy, motivation and determination going on that nothing… I mean, nothing can stop me. I’m riding high on the peak. Then all of the sudden, I’m done. I don’t care that I haven’t picked up a book in three months, finished watching an educational webinar, gone to the gym, worked on my blog, or finished a personal project. Nothing matters when I hit the valleys and everything just sits on the sidelines. I think one way I can fix this is to still pretend to want to be on the wagon when I don’t care if I fall off. I will make this a psychological game with myself. I’ll just psych myself out until I can climb, crawl or scratch my way to the next peak.
- Flu: I’m done with this. I started to get sick on New Year Eve’s night and I am still not 100%. By now, I had planned to be back at the gym (on a high), and I haven’t been able to go. I even missed my niece’s basketball game this week. I need to be over this already. I wonder if I can also psych out the flu?
- Mud & Cold Weather: I’m over both of these, so just go away!
- Workshops: I have two workshops lined up for this year and they are both just right around the corner. I going back to the WPPI in Vegas; I’ll be there from February 26 until March 5. And, I’ll be a first-timer at Shutterfest in St. Louis from April 6 through the 9th. I’m incredibly excited about each of them. The WPPI is a bit overwhelming because there is SO MUCH going on at any given time. There’s probably 20,000 other photographers, hundreds of live seminars, dozens of shootouts and styled shoots, and the expo. The only way I absorb anything is to take copious amounts of notes. The Shutterfest is more of a personalized event with a limit of 1,500 attendees. The classes are smaller and a bit more intimate and specialized. The instructor is a bit more accessible during these smaller boutique-style seminars. Either way, my goal is to learn as much as possible during both workshops and come home feeling supercharged and completely energized to face the rest of 2015!
- Photowalks: I love… no, I mean LOVE… no, I mean LOVE to take photowalks. I love the peacefulness of being alone and the way my creativity just boils to the top of my brain. I appreciate all the world has to offer and I enjoy walking around in it and documenting what peaks my interest—trying to make something out of nothing. (The picture above was captured during a photowalk in Corpus Christi, Texas.)
- Coffee: Can I simply just say that I love coffee? —especially if it has tons of Splenda® and creamer and tastes a lot like hazelnut.
Until next time, be positive, happy, healthy, and don’t forget to be photographed.
I am a professional wedding and senior photographer based in South Texas near San Antonio. I pride my business in offering a premier and personal service coupled with an unforgettable photography experience. I cater to clients who appreciate quality photography and help them to create family heirlooms that will last for generations. As a full-time professional photographer, my sole purpose is to provide amazing, memorable and full-service photography.
I started Ata-Girl Photography Co., LLC in 2010. I firmly believe that the unique set of circumstances I have faced in life has prepared me to take a personal and genuine interest in my photography clients. I enjoy documenting the important milestones and captivating moments in people’s lives. I love being a part of people’s journey and consider myself privileged to document their legacies.
When I’m not photographing a wedding, family or high school senior, I love to spend my spare time hiking, cycling, reading, listening to Elvis and Prince. The most important things in life are for me to see my two daughters happy and to create a family history my grandparents would be proud of!
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