FINALLY!! A break through! Writers get writers block all the time right? I’m not sure what you call it when a photographer is creatively blocked. Photo blocked maybe?? Photographically impaired? Creatively challenged??
I have been creatively impaired on a little personal project for MONTHS now!! In the kids (guest) room of the new house I have two frames on a wall that have been completely empty. I know….the chalk wall needs trimmed, crown molding put up….the dresser painted, etc. Hey…I’m getting there ok??
Anyway, there are also two frames exactly like the empty ones on the opposite wall which have photos in them that need updating as well. I have a plan for those though.
The two landscape frames on the other hand have been a challenge. I thought about balloons, bubbles and even fence painting but just could not come up with the right idea. I knew I wanted the wee ones in them…the question was how? After all the cast of characters around here should be on the bedroom walls….especially my little Peanut and Cupcake! I didn’t want the images to be too “busy” either.
We have been holding little mini kids photo sessions everywhere. We literally had shoots at the rodeo carnival, outside in the bushes….you name it. Funny isn’t it? I can come up with ideas for my clients left and right but when it comes to something for my self. Zilch. Nada. Blank.
The wee ones really enjoyed their fun kids portrait session jumping and playing around on the bed and although I loved how their photos turned out…it just wasn’t right.
I hate to admit it but my office walls are completely bare too! *sigh*
Last weekend as I prepared to venture out on a commercial photography session right before they headed home I was tucking my cameras in their case for the ride and suddenly…inspiration!! I looked up and saw the light shining through the big dining room window perfectly on a blank area of wall by my entry way and suddenly I saw it! Literally!
I had this vision of two plain and simple close up portraits on the wall, one left and one right so I pulled my camera back out…took two or three quick pics of each of the girls and viola!! PERFECT!!
Isn’t it funny how sometimes the simplest ideas are the hardest ones to see?? *giggles* All of these months and it only took a few quick snaps!!
Sparkle and snap y’all!