So much happens in one year! Don’t we all say, “Damn, that went fast!” Just writing that makes me sigh, “whew!”
My year was full of personal and professional triumphs and set-backs. When things are rough I’ve noticed I don’t take as many personally artistic photos. Instead I take the quick snaps we all do with our cell phones. And those are sweet moments with their own special meaning but I rarely pick up my big and gorgeous Canon and work on my art.
And really, it’s in those rough moments when that’s exactly what I should be doing; making my art. Creating a beautiful photograph fills me with a joy that satisfies and fills my soul unlike any other thing. Luckily, there is a good deal of satisfaction in my photo work. And so I’m blessed because even when I’m not able to create for my own pleasure, I am able to create beauty for my clients. And that is a great feeling, too.
I’m happy to share these 12 images that explore my 2018. I wish everyone a personally and professionally fulfilling 2019. Cheers! Bella
January was the 2nd Women’s March on the National Mall. It was a bright and cool day filled with the joy of being American!
February and March were about love and family. My fella loves to be in the kitchen creating and I love him for it, even if my waistline struggles! Family visiting and a day exploring Philadelphia was a winner!
April, May and July were strong client months. Shooting the beautiful creations of talented chefs and event planners are jobs I truly love. I hope to do more in 2019.
June was a surprise childhood re-connection. We’ve known each other since I was three. We are very different women but share a strong unifying kinship with each other and the past.
August was more girlie bonding. This time over drinks, white sand and humidity in Mexico!
September found my guy in the kitchen again - canning spicy/sweet relish and cranking out homemade pasta! OMGoodness! Fall is a favorite time; we love camping and donning costumes for a day at the Renaissance Festival.
October, November and December were about exploring; local treasures like Arlington Cemetery and the Patuxent National Refuge. We ended the year with a blast of a trip to glorious Venezia! Even with its difficulties, 2018 was a pretty wonderful year!