Earlier this week, I saw storm clouds and had a family session scheduled.
I called and consulted with the family and due to black cloud concern, we postponed until later in the week.
It never did rain, but it sure looked threatening.
I sometimes forget that moments that seem less than ideal, sometimes challenging, maybe even threatening, are the very elements that can combine into something totally extraordinary. Getting out of our comfort zones can seem frightening (I love my comfort zone), but if we always walk a safe path we’ll always get predictable results.
When storm clouds hit a couple weeks ago during a fabulous mentoring session, I was hesitant of continuing plans for our shoot together. But given the completely un-reschedule-able-ness of the moment, we went through with it.
So glad we did.
And we did indeed get lucky.
Brooke Snow is a Lifestyle photographer in Cache Valley, Utah. She grew up on a dirt road on the outskirts of town where her neighbors consisted of wild life…which of course made walking to the bus stop an adventure. She has been chased to school by a herd of 114 Elk, a skunk, charged by a Moose, and they once had a wild mink sneak into the living room. Sometimes life for her can be too exciting. She currently enjoys living in her suburb hundred year old house in a quiet neighborhood where so far the only “wild life” is the neighbors pygmy goats that keep escaping.
As a photographer, she’s been published in Where Women Create and Where Women Cook magazines, featured on the Huffington Post, The $100 Startup, and is a regular contributor to her local NBC lifestyle show Studio 5. A sought after instructor and speaker, when she’s not putting the magic into her next presentation, you can find her drooling over organic recipes, hiking with a mountain buggy carrying precious cargo, and hanging out in her Farm House with her fabulous little clan in Northern Utah.
Her free course Living a Thriving Life is the perfect anecdote for those seeking balance in the midst of chaos. Discover how to create meaning in both your photos and your life at brookesnow.com.