Today is a bit of a personal blog post day. I don't write these often. Mainly because I don't take the time to edit my own photos AND post them! Crazy I know. I have files upon files of images I have taken in the past few years. A few key players have been edited, but the vast majority remains untouched. Too many beautiful images, too little time! As a lifestyle photographer, it's easier to photograph other people and create their memories, but harder to turn the camera back to myself. One of my many goals for 2015...
As I gear up for the summer, with weddings and family portrait sessions booked, I figured now is the time to edit some of my own work!! The craziness that ensues during the summer will put a halt to my personal editing, so I'm sharing some images I've taken of spring in Rhode Island.
Some of my favorite images have been while driving into Bristol, Rhode Island, across the Mount Hope Bridge. Right at the bottom of the hill from Roger Williams University is a prime spot to watch the sun rise over the water. The light reflecting on that bridge gives me chills. It is one of my favorite places to start my day.
This spring has also brought the Volvo Ocean Race to Newport, Rhode Island. SailNewport and Fort Adams hosted this spectacular event for the past 2 weeks and I was honored to be a part of the festivities. Watching these boats race up and down Newport Harbor was an incredible sight. It's hard to believe these crew and boats will have sailed over 38,000 miles in 9 months and visited 11 ports.
It's amazing how New England can get slammed with snow and months of freezing temperatures and then produce green grass and flower blossoms in a matter of days after the last snow melts. That is one of the things I have come to know and love about New England. As bad as the winter is, you will be rewarded in the end with growth, renewal, and pretty things to look at. It is a true gift.
I've been eager to jump into some landscape and nature photography this spring. Dabble in something other than portraiture and wedding photography. Play with lenses, settings, tripods, and most importantly LIGHT. So so much fun. I find myself geeking out over the light in my backyard and the flowers poking out of my flower beds. It's just too beautiful not to capture.
I want to be reminded next winter of what will come in the spring.