Portraits // Campos Family

Little ol’ me is going to play catch up, because I haven’t blogged any of my portrait sessions recently!
I shot a session with my dear coworker and her family in early October, and it was such a wonderful shoot. They chose to go casual and comfortable with fun superhero t-shirts and I loved it! I chose to echo their fun personalities with awesomely bright and saturated photos! Here are a few photos from the session at Donnelly Park in Turlock, CA:

family photos  © Marí Photography portrait, bay area photographer, san francisco, castro valley, california

family photos  © Marí Photography portrait, bay area photographer, san francisco, castro valley, california

To secure your session, email me at info(at)mariphotographystudio.com!

family pricing family photos  © Marí Photography portrait, bay area photographer, san francisco, castro valley, california

// autumn breaths // 2

foggy mornings // glimpses of light

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// autumn breaths // 1

taking a moment // looking for the silver lining

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| © Marí Photography portrait, bay area photographer, san francisco, castro valley, california

How to Stay Sane – One Day at a Time

The past few months have been full, very full, in the ‘claw my way to the end of the day so I can rest for a few hours’ sort of full, and I can’t yet see the light of completely restful day, but I am learning to take it one day at a time. In the past two months, I have flown across the U.S. for a week, and taken on far more sessions and events than I normally do, while maintaining a stressful full-time job (did I say stressful?.. I meant STRESSFUL – anyone else have urges to pull their hair out when they get home from work?).

Is it time to pursue photography full-time yet? I don’t know. I have so many question for myself, doubts of my own competency – could I really make a go of it?

I try to do too much at one time, and it’s catching up with me. Just a moment ago, I was seriously considering to join in with NaNoWriMo and write a book next month. REALLY, MARI?! Yeah, I’m crazy, and NO, I’m not writing a book next month. Maybe next year ;)

I’ve turned into an event planner and I’m in the midst of planning a church event. I’m editing a few thousand more photos for the two events I’ve yet to finish editing. I’m hosting Christmas mini sessions in three (THREE?!!!) weeks and I’ve barely finished planning where I’ll shoot them. I have consulting sessions for 2015 weddings. It’s October, and I’ve barely touched or edited any of my personal work from August. I’ve started weekly volunteering at my church’s kid’s club – the night before a work day, when I get up at 5:15am…
I’m a little tired.
I’m not complaining – I am loving all of it! I am just sooo tired.

I’ve considered many options.
Give something up?
To give up photography would be like giving up breathing.
For now, maybe I’ll just take a deep breath and dive in.
I have Thanksgiving and the day after off… I’ll nap then! =)

For now? It’s STARBUCKS and PHOTOSHOP for me!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Oh! …and maybe a little wine. ;)

 

Keep your good humor and don’t forget to smile!