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I have always been fascinated by photography. I have spent countless hours studying photographs of people, while considering the angles, the lighting, and the editing the photographer used. I love the fact that photography has the amazing ability to transport us to a different time, or place with one single shot.
It was not until I started blogging that I decided to take photography more seriously. With camera in hand, I started experimenting with photographs of my apartment, of friends, and family. It was after experimenting in this way that I realized my passion for photography. I have no formal training or background in this field, but I realize that passion can open your eyes to the impossible, so not only did I invest in the proper equipment I also spent the necessary time to learn everything I could to enhance the skill it takes to be proficient with this passion.
I enjoy, and appreciate the opportunity to photograph bloggers, couples, influencers who make an impact in their profession, families, and also lifestyle type setting. I take an individual approach to each person I photograph. I make every effort to embrace and highlight the focus of what they are trying to convey to their audience with each session.
I look forward to working together and capturing the potential magnificence of your moments through my eyes and the lens of my camera.
INFORMATION / PRICING: MARY@SOTHENTHEYSAY.COM
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This weekend my plan is to slow down and enjoy each moment. My biggest struggle in life is that I am always thinking ahead instead of living in the moment. My best friend Amanda gets so frustrated with me because after each birthday I will say, “Wow, can you believe I will be such and such age next year.” Instead of living in the moment of being an age or at a point in my life, I am constantly thinking ahead. She is always so thoughtful and sends song lyrics and quotes to friends whenever they remind her of you (which I love). One day, a few years ago, she called to tell me that she found the, “theme song to my life.” How this song really made her think of me. It happened to already be one of my favorite songs – Vienna by Billy Joel. The entire song is about slowing down and enjoying the moment you are in, not rushing ahead and missing vital moments. When I wanted to move to Paris I would insert that name into the place where he says “Vienna, waits for you.” I used to think it was a place or a moment in life that waits for you but the more I hear the song, the more I believe “Vienna,” is actually life in general. So instead of rushing ahead to get to the next point in life, slow down, because it will all be there for you when you get there. SO much easier said than done (especially in my case) but I thought it was great food for thought on this beautiful Friday!
My obsession to finish my house has continued. You may remember my search for the perfect rug for my living room. Since I finally settled on a grey and cream zig-zag design, I am now focusing on curtains. I look at curtains all day, everyday! It is a sickness that won’t end until I decide on what to do. I really want to add some texture and pattern to the room (that is full of basics right now). In my search for the perfect mix or playful and chic I have become obsessed with all things malachite. Green is one of my favorite colors and when it is mixed with blacks and whites in the perfect pattern – what could be better. I have been drawn to little malachite accessories, like boxes, trays, and plates but now I am moving into fabric. I have ordered three fabric swatches from Spoon Flower and am eagerly awaiting their arrival. Since my windows go around the entire house I plan to only put curtains at the two which face the street. I think it will tie the area together and make it feel a little cozier.
I also plan to add a neon sign above the T.V. which I am currently having made. And I ordered these beautiful prints from One Kings Lane to go on each side of the windows. The best part of everything I have ordered? I can always find a place for the items to go. If I hate the drapes or paintings in the living room, I can just throw them in a spare bedroom – so I feel a little better about ordering all of these “final sale” items. Everything is coming together, but it is a SLOOOWWWW process to get it exactly how you want it. Since the hubs and I are planning to be here for at least another year, I feel I need to finish it before I go insane. I am excited to keep you posted on the progress!
pictures via Sally Wheat Interiors