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Catching up on some more high school senior shoots! I had the chance to photograph Lauren earlier this spring. She made my job super easy. Such a fun session at Laguna Gloria. This was a new location for me, and I absolutely love it.
After our first scheduled session was rained out (But hooray for rain!), Reina, her mom and I met up for her senior photo shoot at a country club in Southwest Austin. It was a chilly morning to be outside taking photos, but you only get to capture a senior year portrait once, so we went for it with our frozen fingers!
Reina is an accomplished violinist, and brought her instrument along for a few shots. Rather than have her just pose with the instrument, I asked her to play. I loved her reaction as she played an out-of-tune, cold, string instrument with frozen fingers.
That’s true musicianship, people. She can’t even stand to hear her instrument out of tune when I’m making her play it that way on purpose.
I love these photos with her violin. So beautiful.
Reina is also an athlete – she’s on the soccer team at her high school. A true Renaissance woman!
But most importantly, Reina comes from one of the most wonderful, most loving families I’ve ever met. Her mom is just as delightful as she is. Even though she wasn’t planning to get in the photos, I had her jump in at the very end for this one. (Part of my quest to get moms in the picture with their kids!)
To see some more favorites from Reina’s session, please view the slideshow below.
Richie talks about how we don’t start things or try things because we are afraid. He profiles different individuals in the book who feel that fear and go accomplish their dreams anyway. His advice when you are afraid of trying something or doing something is to examine why.
“What is your personal why? Defining the reasons you’re working toward your high aspirations is the first and greatest way to work toward overcoming debilitating fears. You may be able to squeak by for a short time on will alone, but when the going gets tough…and fear begins to rear its ugly head, you’re in for a rude awakening if you don’t have an equally powerful why to which you’re solidly connected.”
- Richie Norton, The Power of Starting Something Stupid p. 125-126
I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately. I have so many ideas and things I want to try, and there are times when I’m afraid to go for something I really care about. I’m planning to do some journaling in the next few days and figure out some whys. *grin*
How about you? How do you overcome fears when embarking on a new adventure?
And if you’re looking for a great read, I really can’t recommend this more. I anticipated the book would be more business focused, but it’s all about how to live a life that you love. It’s fantastic. Richie and his wife Natalie are the real deal. (And I can’t wait for Richie to come speak at Time Out for Women in Austin this fall!)
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