Sunday, February 14, 2010

Photographer's Prayer

As I bring my subject into focus and prepare to make each portrait, never let me forget that I'm creating treasures for some family, a keepsake for loved ones, assisting others to get their life's work out into the world. Keep me sensitive to the qualities and virtues of others, that I may draw out into the light the beautiful radiant belongings of their hearts.

Help me to be an artist, collecting the beauty of every soul, the glow of youth and inner child of every client, the gentleness, the laughter or tears of each life that is precious in my sight. Deeper than a means of livelihood, give me the perspective to see my photographer's art as a service to others, making life richer and more memorable.

Between the lights and shadows, the ups and downs and the rolling years, keep me from getting out of focus or off center, so that my life and work may be framed with dignity and colored with contentment. Allowing only the highest of myself to shine and recognizing the highest self within all others. That all come and go from a place of pure love......

~The author of this prayer is unknown unfortunately and I've adjusted it slightly to fit my core beliefs a little more. I hope you enjoyed it and it allows you to know me just a little bit more. :o)

Hank's Valentine Day Shoot!

This is my favorite image and I just can't help but to bust out laughing every time I look at it! When things just feel upside down........laugh! :o)

February's Image of the Month!

Filled With Love.......

You are filled with love that you long to express. And yet
all too often you hold it inside.

The times when you feel most fully alive are the times when
you act based on love. The greatest value you have to give
is the value that comes from your love.

Though you may fear that it will make you vulnerable, love
actually gives you great strength. Let yourself love, and
let your love flow.

Think of the people you love, the values you love, the
things you love to do and the places you love to be. All
that love will pull you and guide you toward where you truly

Love challenges you to be who you most authentically are.
Love enables you and compels you to find and to give the
very best that you have.

Love is exceedingly difficult and unspeakably beautiful all
at once. Live in love, and you truly live.

Ralph Marston