From time to time it is my great honor to work with Pavo Textiles doing some photography for their woven wrap releases.
I’ve written before about my admiration for the founders of Pavo, Jennifer and Erin, and their mission to provide heirloom quality wraps woven from the finest natural materials right here in the United States. They have impeccable taste, enviable work ethics, and generous hearts- they are the platinum supporters of 321 Carry, and have never waited for me to ask, instead always offered donations.
Their philanthropy extends farther than 321 Carry, every year in the month of February they run a special heart themed wrap and donate all proceeds to the Children’s Heart Foundation.
They inspire me, and are in fact one of the reasons I thought maybe I could actually start 321 Carry. If they could start an entire company, why couldn’t I start a little non-profit?
On a more personal note, they are also friends; great friends who make me a better me, and laugh with me when I fall short. They were with me when we got Cop’s diagnosis- they were the first people I told, and they were among the first people to get over it with us and move on to happy.
As Cop gets bigger and we near the end of our babywearing days (but not too near I hope), I’m reminded just how lucky I am to have been a Pavo insider. To watch them grow, and take off and to have been along for the ride, it’s been a dream.
I haven’t written a proper blog post in ages, I have things to say, but I can’t find the time to sit down and organize my thoughts. I’ve been posting tons of pictures lately because it’s one area where I keep making forward progress. I joined the website Clickinmoms almost a year ago, and between the courses I’ve taken and the tutorials available I’ve really been able to grow my skills.
I really like this weekly project where we all submit photos on a theme, this week’s theme was directional light; this photo turned out so well, but I have to laugh, because I took it at the ass end of a very long day, I worked late, hit the gym, we put the kids to bed then I harangued Josh into the playroom where I have some studio lights set up. Shooting and editing took all of 10 minutes, and 5 of that was transferring the photo to my computer.
To continue in the circle, click through to Kelley K Photography
My favorite photo of the week is this picture of Josh. I love the flat light, it really evokes the dreary feel of the season.
I also devoted a lot of this week’s photos to playing with artificial light. I haven’t taken the leap to an external flash yet, but I did have some fun playing with a DIY bouncer and my in-camera flash.
Sign of the Times
This post is a part of a blog circle, click through to read another photographer’s story here: Up the Dempster
Lots of portraits this week, and as long as it stays grey and gloomy that ‘s likely a theme that will persist.