January, it seems, was a good month for me to do various personal shoots.

I love that. Being able to envision something and then working to carry it out. You'd be surprised at how much goes into making that happen...finding the right time, the right subject (which really sometimes means bribing convincing a particular child to go along with my bright ideas) and the right location, outfits, etc. A separate personal project is almost ready after literally months of work with four or five different sessions with the girls. It's so close to being ready and I cannot wait to share it when it's ready!

Back to January though. Sometimes I am wanting to try out a new location or different way of post processing and these particular pictures covered both of those bases. Sarah, my child who does not enjoy drawing undo attention to herself, was actually a willing participant. She drug my mother along though and I think that helped.

The main library in downtown Pensacola went through some major rehab work a few years ago. It's beautiful and since I often find myself shooting downtown, wanted to practice shooting inside in case I ever need an indoor location.

Oscar Wilde said, "If one cannot enjoy reading a book over and over again, there is no use in reading it at all." So even though the main part of the library was super busy we had fun in the children's section revisiting some old friends from Sarah's childhood.

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"Of all the things which man can do or make here below, by far the most momentous, wonderful, and worthy are the things we call books." ~Thomas Carlyle


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