After the holidays I was so bummed out. I mean in tears bummed out. I barely took any pictures. I had made the conscious decision to unplug, put my phone away and enjoy every single moment. I didn’t want to mess with camera settings and lighting. And while I don’t regret unplugging for an instant, I do wish I would have taken more pictures.
So this year, my goal is to learn balance. Balance as a photographer and lover of pictures, balance as a business owner and as a wife. Balance in working and living at home. I know it’s not something that will come easy and something I will need to work on every minute of the day. But I will, I have to.
One thing I know I must master in order to find this so called balance, is learning to take more personal pictures. Yes, I take cell shots and they’re great for sharing on Facebook, but they lack the quality I crave. I have a great point and shoot and it’s perfect for snapshots and I do use that more often. But I’ve gotten in the habit of leaving my “big” camera put away and I think in order to find balance, I have to learn to bring it out more.
So this past weekend we hosted an evening of wine tasting, small plates and murder… and I took pictures!
Flashback to 1997 and the Napa Valley Wine Festival, guests have gathered at the Underwood Estates to celebrate the upcoming year. But 5 years ago the owner of Underwood Estates was murdered and one of the 8 guests did it…
The suspects were a vineyard worker, a hippie chick vineyard owner, the black sheep heir, a Scottish tourist, a starlet, an FBI agent, a German wine merchant and the bubbly fiance of the late owner…
Wedding photography has changed the way I look at details (I always need more!!) and I love planning parties! And with Pinterest, I love planning them even more. 🙂
We made way too much food and Scott barely teased me about how particular I was being with the setup. He’s learning to deal with me.
Everyone really got into character and played their roles incredibly well
It was seriously an awesome time and I highly recommend hosting one of your own!