I’m sooo backed up and I hate it… Grrr! Both of our computers have been down all week so I have nowhere to edit my photos. At this point I would skip the editing and just post the originals up if I could just resize them for the internet. But NO! I can’t so they must stay on my camera. My dad was able to get my old dinosaur computer running yesterday but with my luck the disk drive doesn’t work so I cant download my Photoshop. Of Course! Good thing I’m not getting paid for these photos, I’d be in bad shape. At least the Internet works now.
Last week I turned in the baby photos from my last post and my teacher chose 2 of my newborn photos from the class selection and said she “Loved them!” She made me raise my hand and it was awkward when everyone looked my way. I softly smiled but was screaming and jumping up and down on the inside. It made me feel pretty awesome but I know I still have much to improve on.
The other day my husband was updating his grandmother on what’s been going on with our lil familia and I overheard him mention that I was going to photography school and that “she’s actually pretty good at it!” He has no idea but this meant the world to me. I love that I am proving to him that I could be good at this. But more importantly I am slowly proving to myself that I can be good at this. Going into something you have no idea about and spending all this money on equipment & school, you only hope that one day you’ll be good at it. I had no idea if I could pull this off but it’s actually happening. And to get kudos from my teacher that was something I didn’t expect at all. I’ll be posting photos up soon… (hopefully)
I'M JANELLE MARINA
Wife, Mama Shark, + Photographer.
Most days, you'll find me in mismatched socks and a top knot, working behind my computer with a smile on my face, listening to Zac Brown Band and R&B
--or, dancing in the kitchen with my 3 littles and hunka husband, seeing who could come up with the coolest dance moves. I'm a wedding photographer, West Elm lover, aspiring advocate for our buddies with special needs, and a Certified Dreamer since 1986. We live in a cozy city in Southern California and are always up for a good adventure. I enjoy telling stories with my camera, grubbing on spicy food, and solving the latest Dateline case.