I went out this morning in -18degrees celsius weather... at 8:30 ... in the morning. On a Sunday. And why oh why did I do this? A friend/client wanted photos of her family and that was the time that worked, with snow in the background. And so up I got and out I went... to the wrong location. Phone friend. Rush to proper location. Pop out into the cold again. Place them just so on a small hill. Click off a few dozen photos. Change position a bit. Take a few more photos. Realize the 3 year old is going to freeze shortly and decide we're done being outside. Really done.
So then I come home and check out the few photos we did get. Hmmm.... She let me know which one she liked the most. I picked the one I liked the most, and then one showcasing her boy. Fiddle around in Photoshop Elements, pulling from textures and frames and wordart I've amassed over the past 5 years, and apply a lot from what I've learned from a few classes regarding digital scrapbooking.
And then, with trepidation (because I used so many layers and techniques and slightly grungy textures and I wasn't sure if she was into that) I emailed the samples off to my client.
And this email response, this is why I do what I do (which, like voodoo, I do so well - sorry, old song reference.)
So I actually got tears in my eyes when I saw these, I really love them! I love the snow flakes and the border! I really did get emotional when I saw the picture of just my little K. and the let it snow, so beautiful! Can’t wait to see the finished product!
Thank you!! Sooo much!!!!!!
J.& K.& K.
And then a little later....
I'm still smiling!!!
So if I ever wonder why I'm doing what I'm doing, remind me about this please. Thanks.