January 06, 2014

All Dressed Up

Happy New Year.

We have a brand new shiny year and I feel so optimistic about those blank days upcoming to make a difference in the world.

But first I have to start with me.  I don't believe in making resolutions but I do believe in looking at what I have  planned and to grow as a person, give to others of myself - my skills, my knowledge and my heart.  I volunteer time for a few charities and to make a difference to others. I also like to stretch as a person and get out of my own comfort zone.

I am a member of the Rotary Club of Woodland Hills; I am on the board so I can fairly say I am involved.  I pick a few projects that touch my heart like working with kids or the annual Art Show or shopping for school supplies to fill backpacks for kids going back to school.

This month I will be at the Ovarian Cancer Circle inspired by Robin Babbini's fund raising luncheon at Ruths Chris Steakhouse.  I am honored that I will be photographing the day.

I am also on the committee for the Woodland Hills Relay for Life and I hope to make a difference wiping out Cancer and having fun with my Woodland Hills Rotary Club team.  This year the Race for the Cure for Susan G. Komen for the Cure conflicts with attending the Wedding and Portrait Photographer International Annual Expo and I am sorry I will miss the Race.

Those are all things I do to fill my own heart.  But I also have to find time for fun. And some romance. A big thing for me, is that I also had a spectacular Black Tie time for New Year's Eve. Our usual New Year's Eve activity is to stay home and make a special night either alone or with friends.But we were invited out and we went for the first time in 17 new years eves.  My husband Frank and I ate, drank and danced up a storm.

 And I bought a little black dress that I absolutely feel fabulous in. I pampered myself just as my clients are pampered when we do a session, with having my hair and makeup done.   So soon I am making a date with one of my photographer girlfriends.  Because as I encourage my clients to come to my studio and get all dressed up and play while making a memory and a treasured image, I am going to visit a studio and have some photographs and a little black book made for my husband Frank to admire.  And yes, I will be dressed enough to share it here. Being on the flip side of the camera is outside my comfort zone.

So that's what is on tap for me...I love helping my clients feel good when they put on a little something flirty too.  So if you are feeling frisky in fashionable.  Call me.  Valentine's Day will be here before you know it.  I will show you mine if you show me yours.

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