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No time to write even a blog post…

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I am not complaining that I am busy… because I feel super lucky that I am busy, but I have been photographing so much that every time I sit at the computer, I have 10 different programs processing files that I haven’t even been able to update my blog… which is frustrating because I have lots to share.

I am working on a new project for a company called InsideTrack. They provide free coaching to university students, as they transition between high school and college. InsideTrack is putting together a new website because they don’t want to use stock photographs anymore, so they hired me… yay yay yay.

First they sent me to Portland, Oregon to photograph the coaches, then to Monterey to photograph students, and I am going to SF tomorrow to photograph more coaches and staff, and then to Flagstaff, Arizona next week for more students…. so…. combine that with my other job documenting offices, and planning a wedding that is happening in 17 days… and I repeat… I am very very busy.

So unfortunately, I don’t have much time tonight to catch up, but I wanted to at least post something.

Here are the coaches in Portland. I guess it isn’t surprising that people, who coach college students for a living, are all very easy to talk to and fun to hang out with, but it is a nice bonus for me because it makes my job so much easier and more enjoyable.

Portland looked nice, from the very small glimpse I had of it. But my biggest regret is that I didn’t take a photo of the best doughnut I have ever had in my life. If you ever have a chance to go to Portland… go to Voodoo Doughnuts… so so so good. I brought Arann home a maple bacon doughnut with two long strips of bacon on top… he is in love.

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And below are the students I followed around in Monterey at California State University Monterey Bay. Of course they were all super fun and easy to photograph too. But you can’t really be a grumpy student when your campus is on one of the most gorgeous coastlines, and when surfing is one of the classes you can take… and when your mascot is the otter, which happens to be one of my favorite animals on the planet. I definitely would have rather been an energetic and playful otter than a wrinkled old bulldog (sorry, Lindsay, that is blasphemy I know.)

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So that’s it for now… more to come soon.


Another day of photography….

Just to give you some insight on the emotional reality of photographers… well, of this photographer anyway, I only assume other photographers feel this way too…

I started off Saturday feeling nervous and unsure about my the upcoming shoot, and was wondering how much longer I will be able to keep up my highs and lows of photography.

But at the same time, the confident part of my brain started waking up and saying, “It will be fine, you can do this. It’s just cute kids, easy, go. The point was to photograph the next generation of Marin Agricultural Land Trust wearing promotional t-shirts for their annual report and brochures.

And this is what we did…. Patrick the boy below was super shy when he came in, and was hiding behind his mom. But I invited him to climb on the hay bales with me and soon, the real Patrick came out.

It was lots of fun, and I was in my favorite type of studio… huge barn with skylights. So I am still a photographer for another day.

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