Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The End is also the beginning.....

Originally uploaded by Olivia Williams Photography
I name this post and the photo the end is also the beginning. Only because I am not done yet. I enjoyed doing the 365, just got sick of taking pictures of myself. So.....................starting May 1st I will start a new 365, only this one will not be self portraits. I might toss a few in there each month but that is it, I got sick of seeing me. So here it is. My last 365 for this set. Can't wait to start the new set in May.

Monday, March 22, 2010


Originally uploaded by Olivia Williams Photography
Only one more to go....not so creative but I am so tired of pictures of me right now.

Friday, March 19, 2010

Almost there....363-365

Originally uploaded by Olivia Williams Photography
Wow! I am almost there! Yes I missed a few days, um really weeks in a row with the move. I promised myself I wouldn't leave those days blank and just picked up where I left off like I never missed a day, so I am way past the year mark but still going until I reach 365. My next 365 will not be selfies. It is too hard to take a picture of yourself everyday. I am tired of seeing me in photos. So I think I will just do a photo a day, doesn't matter what the subject is. Might do themes, like colors one month, music the next. Whatever will inspire works of art. I did love the challenge of coming up with a photo everyday. I will start my new 365 on April 1st so I will have a few days off to come up with a theme for the first month.

Monday, March 15, 2010

day 362-365, spring.....

Originally uploaded by Olivia Williams Photography
I have never had the pleasure of seeing all the seasons. Growing up in Florida the seasons seem to be Summer, Hurricane, then back to summer again. So I am looking forward to all things Spring! Bring on the rain, flowers, mud puddles and more. I feel like a little kid waiting for the rain to stop just to splash in the puddles with my kids.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

seeing life through canon colored glasses.....day 361-365

Originally uploaded by Olivia Williams Photography
It doesn't matter if I have my camera on me or not. I am always looking for the perfect angle or seeing the beauty of soft shadows on someones face. That is what inspired this picture. I am always thinking of photography.....I dream of it....... I think about it when I eat, when I am playing tea party with my daughter. While I am making dinner for my kids. It never stops. Sometimes I get ideas and have a need to photograph it right away. When I can't capture right then and there, I write it down for later. If I don't have a model, I shoot a selfie, or ask my kids to play along. It is something I can't stop.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

day 360-365

Originally uploaded by Olivia Williams Photography
Took a little field trip with my kids. We went to the Old Sturbridge Village. My two little ones didn't understand and had their hands sitting in the holes for our faces (little princess had her hands in both my face spot and her spot. Fun was had by all.

Monday, February 22, 2010

day 359-365

Originally uploaded by Olivia Williams Photography
natural light play with my 50mm...took some of my kids too. Can't wait to play with lights again.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

day 358-365

Originally uploaded by Olivia Williams Photography
Keeping with the face theme for another day. Sometimes no matter how bad you feel you must go on. I have been sick for the past few days, but because I am a mother I don't get sick days. This photo is about that, no matter how bad I feel I must go on. I still need to make breakfast, take the kids to the bus stop, I am sure you know the drill. I remind myself that the kids don't care that I feel like I was run over by a car and that every inch of my body hurts. They still want Mommy to do things for them, not Daddy, because Mommy does it better. Sadly all of my kids got the same bug I have had but lucky for me when they are sick they want Daddy.

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

day 357-365, two faced

Originally uploaded by Olivia Williams Photography
I wanted to revisit an older edit. So I took some new pictures with one of my old ideas and made it a little different. It was making it.

Monday, January 25, 2010

day 356-365

Originally uploaded by Olivia Williams Photography
I have been spending a lot of time thinking. Thinking about everything and anything. Some things I shouldn't think about some I should think more about. It was recently 4 years since my father passed away from a double brain aneurysm. It still feels like yesterday. I remember the call I got from my mother. With tears in her words she said "Olivia, I think your father is having a stroke, the ambulance is here and they are taking him to the hospital". Trying to calm my Mom down I remind her that lots of people have strokes and they turn out alright in the end. Well it wasn't a stroke and he was pronounced brain dead a few short hours later. I remember everything but it is all foggy. I remember feeling numb the next morning, walking around trying to put on a happy face for my kids who had no clue what happened. I didn't want to tell them until later that day. I wanted my oldest to go off to school thinking everything was normal. It was hard to think of my Dad being weak or sick. He was always such a strong man. I couldn't go in the hospital room to see him. I feel bad about that, but I didn't want my memory of my father to be of him in the hospital bed, dead, just hooked up to things to keep him alive so that his organs could go on to someone else. I couldn't do it. I couldn't do it. I wanted to walk in there and say good bye, but couldn't. That is all I thought about the next day, how I couldn't say good bye. I continued my day for my kids as normal as I could. I took my middle child off to a play date and the strangest thing happened on the way. He was looking out the window and said "good bye grandpa" he was only 2, he had no clue what was going on. I cried all the way to the play date. One of my best friends was waiting for me. We sat and talked while our two little two year olds played for a little bit. I still couldn't think right. I should of stayed home but needed the normal things in life. I sit now and think, he would of wanted it that way. He would of said "life goes on" or "it's just another day". I miss him.

Friday, January 15, 2010

day 355-365

Originally uploaded by Olivia Williams Photography
I don't know, running out of days for this self portrait project and running out of ideas. Can't wait to start the next 365, it will not be only selfies!

Monday, January 11, 2010

day 354-365

Originally uploaded by Olivia Williams Photography
Just something in Melissa and Anthony's house that I think is cute. Love how they put the hat on him. I know I have done another mirror picture but I am lacking my creative spark right now, so this is it. Hopefully the creative spark will come back soon.

Sunday, January 10, 2010

day 353-365

Originally uploaded by Olivia Williams Photography
Walking in the woods and reflecting on the move. There are some things and people I miss from home, but there is something about this town. There is untouched land, shops that look like houses. It is so different than what I am accustomed too. It feels like I have stepped back in time but everyone has modern stuff. I love this little town.

Saturday, January 9, 2010

day 352-365

Originally uploaded by Olivia Williams Photography
fun bokeh. :) that is all this one is about. My love for bokeh!

Friday, January 8, 2010

day 351-365, my knitted hat

Originally uploaded by Olivia Williams Photography
I finally knitted myself a hat. This was just a fast photo to fill in my daily self portrait.

Thursday, January 7, 2010

day 350-365

Originally uploaded by Olivia Williams Photography
I can't believe I am almost done with this round of 365 photos. Next one will not just be self portraits. I will toss some other photos in there, as long as it is a photo a day. Taking a self portrait everyday is hard. You get sick of seeing yourself. Well at least I did.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

day 349-365

Originally uploaded by Olivia Williams Photography
It has taken a few weeks to adjust to the move. But I have now started this project up again to finish it so I can start it up again. I really enjoy this project and hope to really take a photo a day next time around.