Since we got back from Europe everyday has been hectic and busy. After our 18 days of European adventures was over I found myself lying on our hotel bed in Germany telling "A" that I wasn't ready to leave yet and it was so very true. It was sad getting onto an eight hour plane ride just to come home.
I had been struggling a bit with inspiration and being in Europe refueled my passion and drive to want to take photographs again. I don't think there was a day in Europe that my camera wasn't locked onto my arm. Shooting in Paris and Switzerland helped bring back my love of fashion photography and as soon as I got back to Canada I planned an editorial shoot.
A few weeks back and I could honestly say I had slight depression. I don't know what it is but I think for people like me we almost need that extra stimulation. Being away and out of the norm helps me to get that creativity that sometimes fails to show it's self at home. I think in my past life I was a wanderer because part of me yearns to just wander free.
Okay, enough with the airy fairy. These last few weeks found me not really with my camera :( as sad as it is. I have been working on other aspects of photography. Editorial planning, editing, client work, websites and the gallery that just passed. I am lucky to have "A" in my life because sometimes when I forget that the camera still exists in my "real life" too, he brings it along to document some of our life experiences. He reminds me that I should be shooting even if it's just the everyday stuff.
In these images we headed out to our friends place for a night of backyard camping, easy days of hanging out in the sunshine and Canada day with my sister and my one and only baby love my niece Juby. It was her first time watching fireworks and I'll never forget her facial expression as the first one rushed to the sky and exploded like little dancing stars.
Juby's mouth dropped and she sat there in utter and complete awe. I felt emotional, I don't know why. Maybe I am just an emotional person. I just felt so excited for her. How new this experience was. Being a child is so like that. Everything new is magical and life is such a mystery that they can explore. I try to think like a child every now and then when approaching the unknown.
Images shot by Adam and I.