What a great spring break so far! It is always a good mix of chaos, fun, and inspiration when I head west to my old home town Merkel, Texas. It was definitely a full agenda today. I had a photo shoot mid-morning with one of the sweetest and most pregnant women I know! She was actually due yesterday and I begged her to hold on until I could take her “belly” pictures. It is a good thing she waited because even this test shot was gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. Jenn’s sweet girl Bailey was having a hard time warming up to the camera but she was still sweet and cuddly when I was taking some aperture test shots and getting the feel for the shoot.
Can you believe this lady looks this good over 40 weeks into her pregnancy!? (I promise, I didn’t look near this put together and calm!!!) I love to capture images of women who handle life with such ease and grace. It is so very inspiring to see inner beauty and outer beauty mix so wonderfully! All in all a very pleasant way of spending my morning.
(Also, if you didn’t already notice, I totally just gave away the name of the latest branch of Wenderflonia’s creative endeavors. I really wanted my photography to have it’s own separate identity. So… look for a new shop to open soon under the name of Shabby Hippie Photography! )
The warm springlike day continued to roll on with the inspiration. I had the honor of being the guest speaker for the combined Girl Scout Troops of Merkel! I spoke about what it was like to be an artist and I hope I made a lick of sense, because I was so excited to be there and talk to such an eager and talented bunch of girls that I must have rambled on and on! Thank you wonderful ladies for such a fun opportunity to blabber endlessly about my passion. I loved all of your questions and input. I wish I could have been there for hours listening to all of your excellent examples of your artistry. Keep drawing, painting, creating, and learning!! I pray that you all stick with it and keep your creative spirit alive no matter who tells you otherwise! If you can dream it, you can be it!
I have no doubt in my mind that there is a wonderful and creative future in store for all of these of these sweet girls. If any of you ladies make it over to my blog I just wanted to let you know I really enjoyed my time with you and hope to cross paths again really soon!
With stars in her eyes,