Happy New Year
The end of the year found me working way too many hours for L.L.Bean. Now don't get me wrong, I love doing Customer Service for L.L.Bean and fixing people's problems. But face it, my true love is my photography. I don't like anything that interferes with my ability to exercise my chosen avocation.
I was able to get in one Family Portrait Shoot for Tessa and Ryan Crist and their family. The shoot was executed at the last weekend we could still get the photos and Christmas cards from the printer before the holidays. The shoot went well, everyone smiled, and even the little one cooperated. It was a Christmas miracle. All kidding aside, it was a great shoot, and some very nice photos were produced. And, best of all, the client was happy.
With the holidays behind us, and the New Year started, my next photo shoot was looming on the horizon. Many of us were thrilled with the election results, and it was time to swear in Governor Paul LePage for his second term as Governor of the State of Maine. I was granted a Press Pass and was able to roam freely, photographing what and whom I liked.
For those of you who have never been to an inauguration, it is not a fast affair. There is much pomp and circumstance, following Roberts Rules of Order. In the end, Ann LePage gave a great speech on her support for the Veterans of the State of Maine. Governor LePage was then sworn in and gave a very rousing speech highlighting his quest to reform the welfare system in the state. The highlight of the speech was Governor Lepage's desire to end the income tax in Maine.
The next thing on the agenda was the monthly meeting of the Maine Professional Photographers Association in Westbrook. Helen Peppe gave a very interesting talk on Equine Photography, accompanied by many of her superb photographs as examples of what to do and what not to do. For me, the highlight of the evening was being invited to become a member of the Board of Directors. I am honored to have been asked, and look forward to working with the Board during the upcoming year. Thank you MPPA Board of Directors and I am anticipating the annual convention and print competition in April.
Until next time, thank you reading what I have been up to!