Cobbling Some Shoes, Metaphorically

September 02, 2013  •  Leave a Comment

Photographers often times are like the cobbler who has no shoes. We take a lot of photos for other people and by the time it comes to taking photos for ourselves, we don't always want to. Or worse yet, we do, but then our photos sit on our computers getting lost in the shuffle of all those other digital files. I fall into the latter category. Just ask my husband. He has to beg me to share our vacation photos with him.

The problem is that being a photographer, I can't just take a photo and call it a day. I take a photo and then I have to edit it. It's the editing that takes the time and causes me to withhold vacation photos from Mike.

Mike and I and our dog, Taylor, got away this weekend. We rented a small cabin on a river in Wisconsin for three nights. On the second night, we were joined by some of Mike's family members. We fished, we went boating, our dog was wet and covered in burrs most of the weekend and Mike and I finally cracked open one of our favorite bottles of wine that we bought on our last vacation in California. It was a perfect. It was relaxing. I sorely needed relaxing. I am heading into my photography busy season, so I wanted to take this weekend to recharge.

But even in relaxation mode, my camera is never too far from my side. I made an effort to grab some shots, but I also enjoyed the company without feeling the need to document every moment. And I promised myself that with these photos, I would not let them slip away into the oblivion of my hard drive. For the next few months, I will be editing a lot of other people's photos, so I wanted to make sure I found the time to edit mine. So here they are - the moments I captured on our Wisconsin getaway with my man and my pup (some of the best company I know).


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