It’s Halloween! And…. I haven’t even carved a pumpkin.
This month, my favorite month, has flown by so fast that it’s been a blur. Aside from my day job, I’ve done 7 shoots. And, as my other photographer friends know, the time you spend shooing with the client is a drop in the bucket compared to the hours spent sifting through images and editing at your computer. From the 1st of the month to today, I’ve tallied the hours of two full-time jobs. I have to admit, I’m exhausted.
And pretty damn exhilarated.
But it’s also been a month of transition, of finally hitting my stride, upping my game, and making the extra effort to (much belatedly) polish my technique and hone my skills. My shooting style has evolved, as have several other areas of my life. Whereas autumn usually marks the ending of things – a time to slow down, relax, and cozy up by the fire after the long summer – I’m ramping up. Flying. Going faster than I ever have. I feel I’m emerging from this season fully charged. Changed. Morphing into the creative I’ve always wanted to be but never allowed myself to become.
So, now that all my rambling is out of the way… Happy Halloween! I’m off to buy a pumpkin and carve it. I still have, oh, twelve or so hours left of this awesome holiday, and I plan to soak up every bit of spookiness that I can before midnight.
* All Photos, content, and text © Lisa Sorbe 2016