Last Friday, I woke up to the sun shining. Well, okay, I woke up and it was dark out because I’m crazy and go swimming at 5:15 in the morning. I should say when I had my first cup of coffee the sun was shining. By the time I arrived home later that day, it was dreary and drizzling. I had a wonderful day, I even witnessed a transformation that was just shy of a miracle. But I couldn’t help to feel… not really sad… but wistful. I could not shake the longing I had to photograph something pretty. I’ve learned over the years when you have a heavy desire to photograph something you should do it, you should do it right then if at all possible. So I ran to Whole Foods with absolutely NO plan. I purchased a few cupcakes from the case. (I did not have enough daylight to bake or create myself.) I grabbed their vegan vanilla cupcakes that had orange, yellow, white and green flower icing. (I did eat the cupcakes that night and they were delicious!) And I purchased some flowers and fruits to match the yellow hues. I raced home, trying not to disturb the cupcakes, which I failed to do so. Luckily I bought three instead of two. As the dreary light started to fade I laid out my produce and sweets and just started to play. That’s all I wanted to do, play with composition and styling. Create a pretty picture. And I hope you find that I did just that and if you happen to be feeling wistful at this moment (probably because it’s still dreary in Portland) then I hope these few images brighten your day. After my impromptu photo shoot, I felt much better.
Don’t forget to play sometimes, it’s good for the soul. I hope you enjoy the images.