Less than a handful of months have passed since Madison Magazine announced the Best Of Madison Winners. And it’s been about that long since I’ve been able to share any of the fabulous things we’ve been doing. Being voted the Best Photographer in Madison has definitely made us the busiest of studios! Thank you Madison!
Soon I will be sharing some of the highlights from the summer months and fill you all in on what’s coming. Great people – great projects – and maybe something completely unexpected and fun. Bear with me for another week or so while I tidy things up.
I could not be more excited about what’s coming!!!
I want to start by sharing a story. Not too long ago I was sifting through my mail and came upon an envelope from a local publication – Madison Magazine. I opened it and then my jaw hit the desk. “Madison Magazine wishes to congratulate Sweeney Photography as the Gold Winner in the BEST Photographer category for 2013!” (Okay, just typing that got me a bit choked up.) My first thought was – wow that’s so wonderful!!! Followed by – I wonder who the big winner is? I quickly went to their website and realized that the big winner was indeed me. A smile formed, a tear fell and a silent WOOHOO rang out. Why silent? I had to keep this fabulous and truly unexpected news to myself until today.
Today I finally get to share it and say THANK YOU Madison Magazine! THANK YOU Madison Magazine Readers and Voters! THANK YOU Family and Friends for your support the past 11 years! And above all – THANK YOU to the Brides and High School Seniors and Families and Babies and Professionals that have allowed me to share their special moments, days and events!
I really enjoyed spending a couple of hours with this cool little family unit. It was a very laid back, go with the flow kind of session – as you can see by the photos. This was one of those “ah ha” moments (as a photographer) that helped me see family portraits should be less about “posing” and more about laughing. I realize that in a few areas there is some blurriness due to motion but I accept that. These photos tell me the story of this family – the fun, the spontaneity and the love.
If I could have enough time to do all the editing I need to do .. that would be great. Especially where family get togethers are concerned. Last summer two of my sisters, my soon to be brother in law and several friends decided to do the Color Run in Milwaukee WI. I had never heard of this event until then. I did some research and thought it looked like a blast. It was.
Throughout the course they have various color stations where the runners/walkers are hit with a bit of color. We were positioned at the blue station. At some points all you could see was blue “smoke” and then one person would burst through. And each and every person had a smile on their face. It was crazy. It almost made me want to do it but that feeling passed very quickly. Ha!
If you’re into running/walking and color – then do the next Color Run! Here’s a link for more info. They run all over the country so I’m sure there will be one where ever you are located.