This morning I decided that I wanted to do a special on Valentine’s cupcakes at the end of the week. I know my sales go better when I have a photo, so I started scrambling trying to figure out how to get one without baking.
I remembered having 4 or 5 leftover cupcakes from the weekend that were about to be fed to the chickens… and some vanilla frosting in the frig. So I put the two together and added a heart liner and some red, white and pink sprinkles. Yay – I have a cupcake I can take a picture of!
Then, it was photo time. It’s a cloudy dreary day here and my back patio window is the best light when it’s dark out – so I set up on the table… in the middle of homeschooling.
Sometimes I’m asked how I do it all… well, I don’t. At least not very well. And when I stepped back to take that pic this morning, I had to laugh. I figured if any of you were imagining how I do photography – this would not be it!!
I snapped 6 or 8 pictures, cropped the best one and added an effect and watermark on PicMonkey.com, and done.
I hope by sharing you all appreciate, or at least realize that my photography set up is not always (or rather, rarely ever) glamorous. I just zoomed in on the “pretty” and made sure to avoid all the mess around it. Do you see it there?
That’s fun, huh? I daresay that probably 90% of my pictures are just like this. Set up in the middle of our very cluttered, very busy life. I zoom in on what I want to share – avoiding all the “stuff” that I don’t really want anyone to see.
If you ever worry about photographing your sweets or your cakes – stressing over the fact that you don’t have a great house or backdrop… remember this. My house is ugly and old. I just make the best of what I’ve got and go on… focusing on the good and being thankful.
Saying that actually reminds me of a scripture:
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you. ~ Philippians 4: 8-9
I could always use a little more peace in my life. What about you?