Life in the Giovagnoli household is getting a little crazy…we’ve sold the house, begun to pack, and started saying our goodbyes to a community of friends that have been a huge part of our lives for quite a few years now. In the midst of this craziness, Cuppa is going through a few changes as well! New information materials, a more concise pricing system, and a plethora of behind-the-scenes changes designed to keep things running smoothly and efficiently are keeping things hopping in my office! A facelift to the website and blog is one of the changes in the works and as I was sketching out ideas and thinking through my vision of what I’d like to see, I realized that I didn’t have a single photo of myself that I felt conveyed who I am and what it’s like to work with me! I’m the one BEHIND the camera, not in front of it! And the idea of getting in front of a camera was daunting, to say the least! I went through the series of thoughts that come with not being eligible to be a contestant on America’s Next Top Model…I should lose 5 pounds…I don’t know what to do with my hair…what if my make-up looks funny…what do I wear….what do I wear…WHAT do I wear!?! It was a HUGE reminder of what the majority of my subjects feel like before a session!!
So I enlisted the help of uber-talented friend and fellow Maine photographer Meredith Perdue to take some shots for me to use and I’m totally excited by her fabulous results! It’s so important to remember that everyone truly is beautiful, even if we aren’t going to give Heidi Klum a run for her money! Inside each of us is someone real and valuable and it’s when we embrace our true selves that we can let that beauty shine! I struggle every day to find and keep my balance. I want a simple life full of love and community and contentment in this unpredictable and ever-changing life. I am inherently happy and profoundly grateful for my life, and while I will likely always choose a second scoop of ice cream over size 2 jeans and continue to smile too big (which totally accentuates the ever growing number of wrinkles around my eyes!), I soooooo appreciate Meredith’s ability to capture the essentials of who I am!
You can check out her full post here!
Thank you so much, Meredith!!!!