You know when you get so behind in something that you don't even know where to start? Yup I'm there. Last I counted I was 13 sessions behind in sharing. Photo's delivered to clients of course, but this poor journal of mine hasn't had any love in way too long.

Figured I kick off the sharing with some messy summer photos of my crew at one of our favorite spots on the planet. And can I be real for a minute to say that since becoming a photographer I find myself more times than not leaving my camera at home if I know I'll be out in lighting that is this harsh. I never used to do that, I was never afraid to shoot in full sun at the beach, even when it's at it's brightest hour. But sometimes, I crave to break my own silly rules. I don't like that I've become that critical that I'll give up real moments for pretty lighting. Not to say pretty lighting isn't amazing and worth the wait, BUT it's not always possible. It doesn't always have to be a visually amazing photo for me to love it and I forget that sometimes. And who's to say that stand out photos can't be done in harsh lighting anyways. It's crazy thinking...Real is where it's at for my heart. Even down to chocolate tart mustaches..it's all apart of the story and this my friends, was a good reminder to stay true to that.