Time sure has flown since my birthday! WOW! Between the regular things like kids with colds, spring cleaning, birthdays and Easter one would think that I'd barely have time to sit down but in between all of that I've also had a couple of things on the go. The largest of my time devoted to the Holy Family CWL fashion show which was a huge success. I also spent an afternoon with my God Mother, Marie at the Bay taking photos of mothers, daughters, sisters and babies for a promotion in the fragrance department which was such a lovely day!
One of the beautiful things about taking part in moments like this is the ability to see the beauty in others, particularly women. I applaud the women who put themselves out there and took part in the fashion show. It takes a bit of courage to put yourself out there whether it be to the model or the photographer. I have said in the past that it sometimes takes a lot of courage for me to put myself out there with my camera but when I get the pictures that capture what I'm seeing it makes it so worth it. It's like shining a light on yourself and the person you photograph. I found a quote that I really like that I'd like to share that articulates what I mean...
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others." ~Marianne Williamson
I have never photographed a fashion show before and I will be grateful to start school in September so that I can learn how to better take a picture of a moving target! LOL! I am however still pleased with the photos that I took, I know I certainly had a lot to work with! The tally for the end of the day was over 600 photos but when you have moving targets and a flash that can't keep up you end up keeping about 200! For those of you from church use the side link and the password to go to the photos and follow the directions from previous posts here on how to keep the photos for yourself!