September 21, 2021
Leah gets me.
The first thing she handed me when I met up with her and Steph for this styled session was a giant candy bar. And it’s already gone.
I love photo editing and working on my computer. But the nature of my life right now (early morning feedings, a busy 4 year old, involved grade schoolers, and a husband that depends on me) means that my computer work has to happen late at night. Sometimes, if I feel awake enough after giving Brendyn a bottle, it means working early in the morning. Sometimes, time to myself is absolutely nonexistent. And most of the time, a purposeful pick-me-up is necessary to motivate myself to work when I’m dog-tired from doing everything else (though, whether or not it encourages my postpartum weight loss…well, that’s another story).
Leah loves me with chocolate. She not only loved me with a Symphony, she loved me by NAILING it in this session.
Leah and Steph are both passionate artists like me. They understand the tole art takes. It fills our buckets to do it and to talk about it. It doesn’t pay much. Not yet. But, we do it over and over and over again because it’s that intoxicating.
After these gorgeous, peaceful, sunset hours together at Brophy Park near Alexandria, we talked and talked about art. It meant so much to me to find a kindred, filmmaking spirit in Stephanie. I mean, really. Check her out HERE! As a teacher and as a director, I absolutely LOVED seeing her enthusiasm and watching her AMAZING short productions. I am SO excited to involve her in our upcoming film!
I don’t think Leah knows how deeply moved I am every time she’s willing to throw on a costume and perform for me. She, out of most, understands my heart when I talk about the struggles, the joys, and the thrills that come with shooting a movie low budget and with a little help. I LOVE writing for her, because I feel like I get the chance to return a gift that she’s always giving to me. It is my goal to write for her better and better, because she deserves it. And I can’t wait to see what she does with her character “Pearl” in “The Art of Standing Still.”
These two bless me.
It’s better than chocolate.
Leah and Steph, THIS was a night that I needed. It didn’t fill one bucket, it filled MANY. Thank you for sharing your hours, your lives, and your hearts with me.
Love you to the top of the hill and back.
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