TWOI: 1/12/18

Another week gone by!  January is simply flying; before I know it, it’ll be summertime again.

This week on Instagram, I focused a bit on some Yosemite pictures from last year.  It’s wintertime again, and this season reminds me so much of that trip.  Exciting news: we’ve booked flights to Bryce/Zion!  Look forward to pictures from that trip after February.  I sure hope there’s snow!

This first picture was my submission for Leanne Cole’s weekly Monochrome Madness challenge with the theme of “holidays.”  This photo was actually taken at a Lindsey Stirling concert, and these were lights on the curtained wall.  So festive!

© LotsaSmiles Photography 2017

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Resolutions

Welcome to the very last post of the year!  There’s no weekly challenge this week, so I wanted to take a break and address something else that’s been weighing on my mind.

My life has become, in a word, overwhelming.  The stress of building a photography business on top of a full-time job, home life, and anything in between is starting to get to me.  So I need to make some changes – for my health and my sanity.  I don’t ever want my photography to become a “job;” I love it too much.  So I can’t afford for it to become a point of stress.

I’m excited to try all sorts of different things with my photography, but the business side is just taking too much time, so I need to better focus my efforts.
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TWOI: 11/03/17

It’s crazy to think it’s November already.. I hope you all had a wonderful Halloween!

This first image was my only true stand-alone this week.  It’s actually a somewhat older picture; we didn’t carve pumpkins this year.  I do enjoy doing it, but I was just too busy with Kumoricon preparations!  I’ll be posting some pictures from that really soon.

© Brianna Shade 2014

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This Week on Instagram: 5/12/17

I’ve got some fun landscapes this week.

This first one was from our trip to the Palouse.  A quick weekend trip to eastern Washington, most of the weekend was fairly rainy.  However, we managed to luck out with one solid day if dry yet cloudy weather.  The lighting for this photo wound up beautifully dappled.  I loved the contrast of the verdant green against the tan.

© LotsaSmiles Photography 2017

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