At the beginning of the month, I went with Heather to her maternity shoot. Now, I have never done a maternity shoot before, and I had no idea what to expect. Heather said she’d show me the ropes– this is why I keep her around lol. I learned a ton from the shoot (everything from basic maternity poses to cute prop ideas). Heather even showed me her super secret location that she uses (haha)!
Anyway, I had a blast photographing with Heather and meeting Kellie and Casey.
Here are some of the photos I took:
If you want to see more photos from the shoot, go check out Heather’s blog post here.
At the end of April, I helped out Moshe Zusman with Roya and Nima’s wedding at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, DC. It was POURING rain off and on all day, but we were able to make it around the city for some photos. Rain is usually a bride’s worst nightmare, but Roya didn’t let it faze her at all. She was completely calm while we waited for a break from the rain to take photos.
I was able to take some photos when I wasn’t running around getting things done or set up.
You can check out Moshe’s blog post of the wedding here.
I may be watching too much hockey, or it may have been a conversation I had with a neighbor today.
I don’t know.
I have been thinking about the ups and downs of a person or a team. How just individuals or groups of people can honestly think you will not succeed. This happens all the time. I do it. You do it. Everyone does it. We all say: “They will be unsuccessful” at some point. It may be something small, or it may be something large. It happens.
But what do you do when its about YOU? Do you take it to heart, or do you brush it off? Do you let it hurt you, or do you rise up and challenge it?
It may be the competitor in me. It may be the passion that is driving my life. It may be both of those. I know I will fail and make mistakes, but in the end I make my own destiny. I will not point fingers. I will just learn and push further. The reason I will ultimately succeed or fail is myself.
I know in NO way am I perfect or that I will ever be perfect. But understanding that will just give me an advantage.
People’s lack of belief in me, just pushes me to go harder, forces me to learn more, and get better.
I am not a photographer, because its easy (it isn’t). I am not a photographer, because I couldn’t succeed at anything else (because I did). I am a photographer, because it is what I am meant to do. It is my passion. It is who I am.
“It is okay to believe that there is no can’t, won’t, or impossible.”
Passionate about creating beautiful images, capturing the best of life's moments and turning them into lasting reminders of love, laughter and happiness. Specializing in Wedding Photography, Portraits, Events and Sports Photography. Based in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, I am available to work and travel nationally and internationally.
Rebecca Watkins Photography
Washington DC, Virginia, Maryland, USA