The cold of winter tends to slow things down—it's as though the northern hemisphere gets to take a breather, a quiet pause on all things hectic. And for a wedding and portrait photographer, that pause is much needed. Winter rolls around with its dreary skies, pushing people indoors, or, at the very least, keeping them in bed a few minutes past the sound of the alarm. (Maybe that's just me...)
So while this time is slow, it's a time spent working on things that are a bit more personal. For me, this personal side is coming through in the form of party planning for dear friends, working on my culinary concoctions (and photographing them), spending time with ink and paper, and shooting/editing more personal work. Sure it doesn't pay the bills, but it feeds into and inspires the work that does pay the bills. And that makes this slow season one to soak up.
So here's to allowing some breathing room for new things to be birthed, for ideas to come into existence, and for a few extra minutes in the mornings to read in bed (or sleep under a favorite blanket).