Wednesday, April 8, 2009

me for spc - {austin area photographer}

This is me.

{low key}

The theme for April at SPC is "High Key/Low Key."

This is me, low key me.

Most of my photography is high key, I like bright whites and blown out spots. For myself though, I am a low key girl most of the time. For instance, this is a picture of me on a day off. I didn't fix my hair, it went into a ponytail and under a fedora. I like to get dressed up, but I love to be comfortable.

In recent talking with a friend I have discovered that the older I get, the more "okay" I get with me. I am extremely flawed, but somehow that just has to be okay. Flaws can add price to antiques, denim, furniture, and other things... why not to people as well. I think sometimes it's our "low" points that bring out the most beauty, so I'm just making a choice right now to accept my blemishes (and yes, I have several at the moment), shortcomings, failures, and other problems with me. I am a work in progress and these things are just making the finished product of "me" more lovely.

So cheers, to a more lovely me and hopefully this post will empower someone else to grab hold of this freeing concept is to being "okay" as our rough edges are made smooth over time and accepting the imperfections that makes us unique and beautiful.

Music musing is by Lenka, the song is called "The Show."



Rachael Wilkins said...

Embracing our imperfections - what a concept. And for all the right reasons! I love this insight, girl! Thank you for this timely reminder to be myself, in all its beautiful, miserable, ugly duckling, graceful swan glory! You rock!

jen from windy ridge said...

darling photo! I may not embrace my imperfections, but I accept them and I am happy;)

cheers my friend.

Chelsea said...

I love you! I'm so glad I checked in and read this post because I needed it!

Your photography gets more amazing every day.

Rebekah said...

This is a great picture of you!

We are all a work in progress. You are wise to embrace this :)

nic said...

you are pretty much the cutest person to ever sport a fedora.

been thinkin' about you...hope all is well with life. you're precious to me.

Megan said...

ok why do you always gotta be so dang cute! :)