Quite the Month!
July has been quite the month around here! I have been a bit overwhelmed by all the very amazing things that have been going on. And to be honest, have been a bit remiss in sharing some of them! Although I intend to remedy that starting now!
I am so very grateful for each and every one of my clients who chooses to work with me. These opportunities only occur because you allow me to run with my crazy ideas, give me creative freedom to design the sessions, and tolerate me to working through the images I have in my head that I *need* to get into my camera!
One of the results of that freedom has been the honors and opportunities that have come along this summer.
I am proud to say that I was published in a Photography Magazine for the first time this month. The NAPCP (National Association of Child Photographers) chose one of my images for their “Low Light” theme I was published as a Featured Artist in the June issue of INSPIRED. To have a printed magazine sitting on my desk featuring one of my images…Well. I really don’t have words to describe the honor.
There is more?!?
YES! The same week that NAPCP released INSPIRED with a full page dedicated to my image and story behind the image, the announcement was made that THREE of my Underwater Images were chosen to be displayed in the NAPCP Top 100 Annual Gallery Event and Print Competition in Atlanta.
And as if all of that wasn’t enough…
The date of the NAPCP Top 100 Gallery Event was announced a few weeks ago. And once I realized it was the SAME WEEK I would be in Atlanta with my boys for our little summer getaway, I was beyond excited! I actually got to attend the event in person at Alice Park Studios! What a treat!
What a Room!
The talent and creativity in the room, as I walked around and looked at each of the 100 images on the walls of the studio, was awe-inspiring. Alice Park Studios is the most beautiful venue. It was lovely to be able to return so soon after spending time there this winter for the NAPCP Marketing Summit. And of course, getting to see old friends and making new ones is always the best part!
Please join me in offering a huge congratulations to each of the eight photographers who placed or took home an honorable mention in one of the three categories.
Color: Ashley McBroom, Diogo Loureiro, Lena Antaramian, and Tamara Gonzalez.
Story: Keely Owendoff, Ashley McBroom, and Hayley Johnson.
Emotion: Karyn Novakowski, Liz Deremer, and Jennifer Mehling.
I love this quote from Roy T. Bennett. Of course I had hoped one of my images would place. But I am also proud of myself for even submitting images in the first place. This has been a year of pushing my limits. Of reaching outside my norm. Of trying new things and reaching for goals that I have no idea how long it will take to attain. And again, I thank each of you for your kind words, your support, and your encouragement on this journey…