“Morning! Happy New Year!” I spoke and heard these words over and over again this morning on my run. I love how a new year makes everyone a little friendlier, a little happier, even if just initially. I love partaking in things that are good for me so what better way than to start the year off running. I’m not like most people, I don’t listen to music when I run. Instead I start out listening to the two mini me’s sitting on my shoulders. One is telling me “you can do it!’, while the other is saying, “how much further? let’s stop!”. I sing a song to distract the two of them and then eventually I get into a groove. I realize I’m feeling good and can keep going. It is then that my brain starts to REALLY think. It was on my run that I decided to that now was a good time to write this post.
I began Red Canary Photography knowing that I would one day expand from solely pet photography and grow into adding other subjects, I just didn’t know what. As many of you know, a few months ago I launched my High School senior portrait site , Sarah Jay Seniors. I am super excited for it to take off in 2011. I have am absolute blast shooting these girls and look forward to meeting new graduates! So what more you ask for Red Canary then? It wasn’t until a dear friend and amazing photographer of mine, Stephanie Beaty, asked me if I would be interested in shooting her cousin, and mutual childhood friend of mines wedding. I have always drooled over wedding photography and a big part of me really wanted to give it a go, but another part of me was a bit freaked out to tell you the truth. I mean after all it is a major responsibility and undertaking. Doesn’t help your nerves and confidence in your abilities when you follow the likes of Jasmine Star, Jose Villa, and Justin & Mary. You think you have to be like them. Heck, you WANT and dream to be like them! But it’s okay to not be as good as them in the beginning and just be the best you can be now and use their geniusness for inspiration. I LOVED shooting the wedding. It wasn’t easy, but I loved it. After that I came across some opportunities to photograph some kiddos. That was fun too! Seriously what can possibly be bad about being silly and goofing around? So, for 2011, Red Canary Photography will continue taking on your furry family members and in addition, will now be taking on family, children, and wedding clients!! It’s going to be a good year people! I can feel it! Thank you for being a part of it! Look out for the mentioned sessions above in upcoming blog posts.
As they say, “what’s a blog post without a picture?”. This WAS Flea. Mason’s Christmas gift he received from the gift exchange at his daycare Central Bark. Mason gutted him to retrieve the squeaker in Flea’s tummy and then proceeded to rip his eye off. Nice.