Yesterday I was on hype and wanted to write about my weekend but then later I crashed and lost the mood of writing. Eventually fell asleep at the hands of my keyboard. A few months ago a model contact me and asked me if I am interested to do a shoot with her. This is the model that live almost three hours away. The model I was so nervous to photo shoot last year. The model who is a pro and been modeling for years. I was so honor she asked me and I naturally said, “yes, ofcourse!”
The weather in Germany has been crappy lately, at least on my side. Every weekend I am moving a shoot to the upcoming weekend which is making my weekend a bit full and crazy. I was planning to take a break next month as I need to do a few things for myself but things have move all the way to September not counting the weddings and bridal party I will be doing in October. I also have a model who lives a few hours away who will be coming to me in August for a special calendar shoot. I am excited about that! Not only will my work be in that calendar but I also have three pages/months of the Tattoo and Animal calender. I can’t wait to show my mother my work. I might not be too busy posting on Fb but I am definitely busy in the background crying my eyes out for sleep but crazy me smiling once the result is done and giving to say clients and models.
I have a lot more to write about my weekend and some tips share with me that I would like to share with you. But I really need get back to editing. Once I get room for air I will post again. Wishing all you readers a great week!
I have not wrote a blog post in months. A friend email today and asked me where have I been she don’t see me much online. I explained to her I am online but very briefly to check emails, respond back, and to see how friends are doing. I have too many photos to edit and honestly don’t want to spend all my days stuck infront of the computer whether working or fooling around on it. The weather have been really decent here to enjoy and that is what I do when I take a little breaks from editing. I have learned to balance in a bit of a social life and go out with new and old friends but honestly more so that are in the area since it is easier to get to them and viversa and chill in the park if not an ice cafe.
So what have I been doing beside editing photos. Honestly nothing really just the same thing all the time. I have 3-4 photo shoots ever week, 5 a couple of weeks ago. I am doing a calendar shoot as last year. This year I have been asked if I could do three pages for the calendar and ofcourse I said hecky ya! I have been working with a few business for their products, advertisement, webpage, and etc which I think is freaken awesome. My name is getting around and people see I am capable to take more than a model photograph. Don’t get me wrong I love photographing people but to be able to work with a big company and ofcourse a few small ones as well to me is freaking awesome. Some of the companies I have work for so far could work with anyone but a few people referred me to the head bosses and they looked over my work and spoke to me boom! There are so many things currently and have happen in my life photography wise.
The month of September and October if all continue working out I will be doing two weddings and have been request from one to do a bridal shower. I am so looking forward to all of this and have prepare myself already for everything. It is funny though how I met one of the bride and groom. They are a friend of a model I photograph I think two or three times. He referred his friends to me for a photo shoot. It was there first professional photo shoot and they were very please. What I did not know is that I was being tested. A week after the shoot the groom ask me would I like to be his wedding photographer and gave me details, but to not tell his soon to be wife. She asked him to asked me and he told her I am all book out, which is believable because I really am all book out until the middle of August and ofcourse a couple of shoots plan for September, October, and December already. He want her to be surprise on the wedding day when she see my face. I told him I am good at keeping my mouth shut. So I can’t wait see her face when time come.
So many thing to do, to edit, to shoots as usual I am lacking sleep but it is all worth it. Wishing you all a great week!
Oh yeah before I go, do you remember me writing about a model who lives more than 2 hours away last year who drove to me to take her photos. Well she will be doing it again next month. She contacted me and I told her ofcourse I would love to take her photos plus I enjoyed working with her. Feel so honor.
I have been tremendously busy but have a lot to share. I will eventually do so once I slow down a bit when ever that may be. I just want to share briefly of what happen with me today because I have never in my life would ever thought I would be attack by a bird. Felt almost like the lady from Alfred Hitchcock movie “The Raven”. My storyboard of me being attack. This was the third hiking location I went to and these gooses ended my mood to continue hunting for places for today.
Big photo I thought how cute that they are coming to me. I can take their photos. Then a thought come to my mind when I can still hear them yelling and getting closer and closer fast. Oh crap, just stay still and they do nothing. I lied to myself. First small photo to the left both gooses attacking me on my left leg has I am trying to run and get away but still have the nerve to press my camera button. I am swinging my camera bag now to get them off me because they are still at it wings going crazy. I took my last photo screaming, swinging my camera bang not caring what fell out the little pockets, and running. Last small photo. This guy was close by on the bridge taking photo of the whole thing laughing and telling me to run in German. Finally got away for us to talk and he explained no one ever went down or close to the birds except little children who always try to break their eggs. They thought I was a threat once they seen me. What a day!
It is funnyhow I had wrote about “Cleaning your Heart, Soul, and Mind“. Then open up facebook to see this photo on one of my dear friend wall. Could not resist to share:
I have written about the lost of love ones and close friends many times but I have not written about cleansing one mind, heart, and soul. How many times have you allowed people to get under your skin and eventually cut them loose but their presents are somewhat there with you in your mind? I have learned with the loss of so many people I have care about that life is really too short to hold on to all the bullshit. Yes, you left the drama but that stench of shit (excuse my language) still travel with you. Cleanse your heart and mind and truly let go. Tell that person how you feel or just write a short note saying your sorry. You don’t have to explain yourself and all the drama starts again, just say that you are sorry is enough. Whether that person take the apology or not. Atleast ‘you’ knew you wrote the letter or send that email with a clean heart of wanting to apologize. Don’t let anyone take that away from you. Purified yourself of that crap. You did your part your conscious, heart, and soul is now clean. When time to die you don’t have to think about all the negativity that have happen in your life or on unneeded people. Just your fantasy of the after world and how it may look like.
I have been going to small fast food joint close by always wanting to order their chili cheese burger and every time I go they are always out. Yesterday I went in and finally got my burger but not what this foreigner had thought it would be, lol. Ok, everyone who know Coney Island know what a chili cheese burger is and how one look like. That is what I was expecting. The lady came over to us and serve us our burgers. I told her this is not my order. I order a chili cheese burger. She explained to me the chili is in the cheese. I open up the burger and started to laugh she was right the chili (jalapenos) were in the cheese = chili cheese burger. I explain to her what an American chili cheese burger is and she sent her husband the cook over and he said in Germany that is a chili con carne burger. If I like they can place that on the menu. I told them cool I be back in a couple of weeks. Funny though what a foreigner have in their head of anticipation and what it really is in another country. Laugh my butt off still thinking about it. Wishing everyone a wonderful weekend!
I am finally finish editing and need to clean up this chaos in my flat that sneak up on me every week after a photo shoot. Instead I will take a nap soon and then get up and clean. Not like the mess is going anywhere:)
As you know I love photography. I love the art, creativity, meeting new people, and the emotions. Last week I had a couple photo shoot that melt my heart. They were just too cute together. It reminds me of my husband and I when we were so playful until life grab us by the belt and tons of planning for our future came into play. Playful now is on the weekend after a shoot when we can enjoy each other company.
Don’t get me wrong I enjoy doing boudoir, nudes, theme, events, maternity, babies, fashion shoots, you name it. But I love capturing the raw moment of two people who are in love. And getting them to do things on camera they have not done together in years. The reaction from it is always hilarious. Would I ever just do only couple shoots….naw. Limitation is not me, I enjoy the other shoots as well because you can find beauty (not superficial beauty, but in depth beauty) in every shoot without looking too far.
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