Today was just something, guys! Not just any day, but a REAL DAY OF UNFORTUNATE EVENTS!
First, today’s photoshoot, Elena’s photoshoot. We have been getting ready for it for so many days, talking every little detail and Elena planned every little detail of her every outfit as well and OH MY GOD did she do a great job? I mean really…. I showed up at her place today and was just blown away but all the gorgeous outfits and accessories to go with every one of them! She had her hair done and we tried to book a make up artist for her but ended up not using one – she did her makeup herself and what an amazing job she did- she looked super! As I was setting her room up for photoshoot, I discovered that my new and beloved Mark 5D II is unresponsive in Manual mode, and only works in sloppy boring Auto mode! I mean NONE of the buttons worked: ISO, white balance, menu- nothing worked! To say that I freaked out is to say nothing! Yes I had my old Rebel with me but I discovered all the batteries were dead on it as well as I checked my bag THAT same morning and everything worked just fine! I spent an hour trying to work something out when by the end of it Canon’s tech support just plain told me- you have to send your camera in for service! I was ready to cry. Oh well…. Then. My lovely dear friend Svetlana told me her hubby is on his way home from work, earlier and I could swing by to borrow her camera body for photoshoot downtown we were planning that evening. But her battery is dead, so she told me to wait at least an hour before I get it, so I did……
On our way there we hit some major traffic. It took us an hour to get there. We got the camera, Svetlana was home from work by then and we were on our way to a new location- the farm. As we got out of the car I discovered to my HUGE amazement that my Mark IS Working! AGAIAN, I mean I was SCREAMING to Elena- come on, get out of the car, we got to shoot now it IS working!!!!!!!!!! :))) It has been working all night. I still will be shipping it out to service center later after my trip to Florida this weekend to check it out. Just in case. The location I was thinking about at the US bank Arena was closed down and remodeled to a lousy place that just messed up Elena’s hair. So some ideas that we were planning to do we will have to re-do later this month. I was so bummed. But then I got home ( after spending two hours in the company of Elena and her mom who cooked us a late… very late dinner, pss, don’t tell anyone!!!) and downloaded all the images we’ve got and you know what- they are actually stunning! :))) After all- it was just a day that meant to happen exactly this way! :))) And I am so grateful for it. And weather, and my friends and just the way it all plays out like this- the Universe keeps reminding us to appreciate what we have and enjoy it. Setting up goals, but using tools available to us now and doing our best with what we got! :)))
Could not help but share one… 🙂 She is SO CUTE!