Inspiration - Post 1

 I can't do it.  I just can't get weekend weddings on the blog by Monday.  I'm working on two posts right now, hoping to get them up before this next weekend.  Both of them.  And then I'll be all caught up.

I know some people fly through blogging and get things posted so quick, but I just can't do it.  While I was working on pictures today, I realized why I'm so slow.  I look through the pictures over and over.  I get emotional about them all over again.  Sometimes I'll just take my hand off my mouse and look at everyone's faces in the picture.  Maybe it's not the most productive or efficient business system, but that's ok with me.   Weddings are emotional and touching, and I love that.  I love that the people in my pictures are real people at their real wedding in their real lives.  They aren't models or magazine covers, they are all real.  Though I think all my couples could grace any ad, I love that their pictures usually just end up in frames in their house.  I never want to do anything different. 

But I do want to get better.  I want to be a better photographer, a better emotion-getter, a better real-life documentor.  One of the most inspirational photographers to me is Phyllis Lane.  She gets it.  Her pictures are SO emotional, and SO happy. 
Everyone loves a good "serious" face every now and then, but I am a HUGE fan of big, huge, happy smiles.  I'm a fan of laugh lines, scrunched noises, mouth's yelling "YAH!"and an occasional snort or two ;)  I don't know any of these couples from Phyllis's website, but I feel like I do.  I feel like I can touch their love and it makes me smile just to look at their faces. 
I'm so inspired.  And Monday's are going to be "Inspiration Days."  I have folders of photographers or pictures that inspire me to actually feel, and hopefully their awesomeness will rub off on me ;)  Or maybe it will inspire you too!  "Cause we're on in this together! *clap*" or maybe "Mmm, it's always better when we're together." 

Whose work inspires you? And why? I'm super curious and would love to see! Leave a comment, we can be inspired together :D

all photos credit to: phyllis lane