I love my work! How many people can say that? It took me a while to get here and it’s not just one job. Not only am I a freelance photographer, I’m also helping an elderly couple (around 90 years old) organize and declutter their retirement village condo, and am taking people on trips to Europe! I work with the husband, mostly on paperwork, because the wife has a touch of Alzheimer and is physically limited walking very slowly with a walker. I’m finding this line of work very rewarding because I’m able to remain patient and let him make decisions about his things. I offer suggestions. I didn’t realize how patient I can be.
Anyway, last night I took photos for an event called Revel & Feast held at Memorial Hall in Cincinnati. It’s was a celebration marking Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s 20th anniversary season. My assignment was to take around 25 posed shots of people along with their names, and another 25 shots of the awards, a performance by teenagers, and some of the area where dinner was to be served.
The light glowing in the background really accentuated these beverages…
The venue is gorgeous!
There’s a place called Neon’s in an area of Cincinnati called Over-the-Rhine and I did a photo shoot for iSPYCINCY a couple of weeks ago. They have a brunch on Sundays and an outdoor seating area. Dogs and their owners were out soaking up the sun and enjoying the yummy food!
My Easter Day today was great! My son and his beautiful girlfriend (pictured below) spent the night and after a leisurely morning with coffee and internet time, I prepared some mushroom omelets and toast for breakfast. He’s really tall–like 6’9″–so he makes her look shorter than she is. We attended a new church today that’s very near our house and it was quite interesting. To give you some background. Although my family didn’t attend church, I attended church with a girlfriend when I was 12. And through the years have gone to a variety of churches…all different denominations…Presbyterian, Baptist, Church of God, Methodist, Catholic, Jewish, etc. I have my own personal beliefs, as everyone does. Anyway, the preacher at this particular church was quite loud and full of spirit. He was so loud on the microphone that I had to plug my ears with my fingers throughout much of the sermon (but I could still hear him). He would start off at a somewhat normal pitch and within a few sentences of each point would be almost screaming. He said that he knows that hell is real because on YouTube he saw a video showing a team of scientists drilling into the core of the earth and their drill bit began to wobble after they were deep into the ground. There are only two reasons a drill bit wobbles…either it is bent or you’ve reached an area without any matter…such as a cavern. They placed a microphone down into the hole and heard human voices screaming. Don’t get me wrong…I’m not poking fun at religion…merely repeating what I heard this morning. Enough about that.
I’d like to wish everyone a Happy Easter! I’ll be spending mine with ex-family–I know it’s complicated. We’re going to my brother’s ex-wife’s sister’s house. My brother won’t be there because he and his wife have other plans (we all usually get together). Hopefully my son will make it there.
I made a centerpiece for his ex-wife and her sister. Here’s a photo…
I found the idea on Pinterest. They’re quite simple (a little labor intensive) and inexpensive to make. Hardboil four dozen eggs, color them, and add real or “fake” flowers. I chose fake so that they can be used again next year.
Walmart glass containers $12
Eggs @ $1.00 per dozen $ 4
Dye $ 1
Flowers (from the dollar store) $12
Total $29 divided by 2 = $14.50 each
Sending peace, love, joy, happiness, safety and clarity to you!