Stopping To Smell The Roses.....
Well…..the sunflowers! Things are looking up. Today’s full of promising warmth to blanket some of the numbing wintry chill, my MRI came back normal….Thank Heaven!….. and I can hear the rustling stirs of my toddler alerting me that he’s arrived to take on the day with the passion he breathes into each unique moment of every day.
Just a note….Because….. this blog is really more or less about her…. Merenda, whom I’ve spent years framing behind my lens with her beautiful charms, along with my other beautiful children countless times, as well as being with me on many shoots, has decided to change course in school. Last semester she took a black and white photography class which really peaked her interest proving very interesting as she learned to process her own images inside the darkroom in a traditional sense. She’s always had quite the eye when she’s framed her visions. I’ve always loved her photos. This semester she’s really excited because she’s taking an actual digital photography class and can use a digital camera and she loves Photoshop and artistic licensing as much as I do. It can be a little tedious in the beginning stages with all the hum drum aspects of photography that she already knows at this point but I think she’s going to really like exploring and creating as much as I have these last five years of my business and the many years before I’ve always had a love of the visual arts.
Anyways, Merenda, as well as Meg when she hasn’t been studying, has been an integral part of helping me get this new web site up and running, designed and figured out as well as helping me choose this blog to build upon. She has been invaluable when I was down during the Holidays as well as all of my kids and I’m really looking forward to building the strengths of Behind Lisa’s Lens this year with Merenda as she grows in her desires to be a more active photographer. She’s amazingly creative, has a great eye and the idea of color, light and what inspires a great shot isn’t far from either of our lips as well as imaginations at any given moment when we’re together and I’m sure a part. She truly is one of my best friends and a wonderful business partner that I look forward to working with, not to mention a beautiful daughter. Love you, Merenda.