Yesterday was CRAZY! It was an awesome day but we were out and about for over 12 hours with just a couple quick stops at home. We had a great time and got much accomplished, but it was exhausting. By the time we came home, I fell into bed and was asleep before I knew what happened.
This morning I woke up achey and still exhausted, but fellow photographer, Markie, was coming over to play with gear. I got up and got to work on cleaning house and getting ready, but exhaustion really made it difficult. Before I knew it she was here and we headed out to the studio. We chatted a bit about our weekends (she shot a wedding in Cali, I shoveled donkey manure and went to Relay For Life) and our gear (she has a lot more than I do) and decided it was time to play. I had set up candles to do a memorial shot of sorts but really hadn't felt up to shooting them until today. I played with her LensBaby Muse with cool bokeh discs and her 70-200mm lens, while she shot a series from 200mm - 24mm. It was so much fun! I feel a level of excitement about photography that I think had fallen to the wayside as I've tried to navigate the business aspect of things as well as grieving a difficult loss. Sometimes it's so very important to just do something fun. What do you do to get yourself out of a funk?