Welcome to Cindy Harter's Photography Blog.

I am so glad you have come to visit my Blog. I am a momma, photographer, musician, teacher, singer, friend and a female making my way through this life discovering new parts of me and the world everyday. Come take this journey with me... Through my blog, you can look thru my window into what my eyes, heart and camera lens see on my journey... I can't wait to share it with you !

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I believe that treasuring the people in our life not only helps the people in our life but helps US. It is so easy to get so caught up in the daily routine of life that we forget the best gifts are the people that live with us. I want to use my camera and vision to show you what you have in the connections to the people you love. It is the greatest treasure we have in this life. When a mom can see how her children listen to her and respond to her she knows her daily energy into her family is building people. When a man can see that the best life has to offer him is in his own house that is a beautiful thing. It is something I can do. I want to be a blessing and that is what heals me ! I love this job ! I truly believe families can be glued together with one really special photograph. It is such a cool thing to walk into a family feel the dynamics that are unique to their special relationships and translate that into a hard copy image. Sometimes we need to have a real image in our hand of what we hope with our heart is true. I want to do that for you ! I am a proud member of the professional photographers association 770.547.1018

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Be Thankful..

I know you all have heard me talk about my Pixel Chicks girl friends... They are so dear ! In case you haven't... they are a group of very special women photographers who I am blessed to be a part of :) We learn all kinds of stuff together but more than that our friendships have grown into something that we all rely on. What a blessing to have good women who have similar interest and good hearts. We are getting together in Jan from all over the country and I am soooo excited !!! We were online and sweet Megan Peck introduced a thread for us to talk about three things we were thankful for... What a good thing to remind us ! I thought I would share mine with you all. I have had a hard year with many tears and changes. With the hard things, God has been faithful to give me a soft place to land in my parents, siblings, children and so many friends....and MY clients ! My camera has been more of a blessing than I could have ever imagined.

Of course I am sooooo beyond thankful for my kids. They are my true love life and my connection to this planet. My sisters and family give me security and help ground me. They help me remember who I was born to be and what has always been there...

3 things other than the above:

1. Green- It may sound strange but this color has always cheered me up. My eyes are green and I always felt special because of that and no matter how I am feeling if I wear something green I feel a little lift :) I dread fall every year because I know the cold is coming and winter is always a little scary for me because it is dark and cold and somehow lonely. After a long winter everything turns green and it means I won't be cold very much longer..This color is so special and I am so thankful for it !

2. mornings- I have always been a morning person :) Morning somehow gives hope without doing anything but consistently being there. I love beginnings.. . I am thankful for a chance to just start over... No matter how dark and hopeless a night can can be I can always count on the fact that a morning is coming and I can hope that tomorrow will be easier.

3. a heart with an imagination that connects- For all of my life I have seen what was going on in my life in terms of still images. I have always felt an ability to easily connect with others around me and feel what they were feeling and why they were feeling it even without any exchange of words. I thought in my early years that it was so I would know how to pray specific prayers for someone. It is much clearer to me now that maybe everything in my life has been preparing me for what I am doing right now.... I go into a situation I feel what is going on and I put my imagination in gear to make a hard copy to display what everyone is feeling or needs to feel. It suites me. I love it. I have my chicks who understand it... do it too.. and help me learn how to do it better... I am so thankful that God has revealed why I have a heart that wants to connect to my imagination :)

Think about what you are thankful for today :) better yet... leave me a comment and I can be thankful with you !!



Laura Lynne Photography said...

I love your three things - especially the green. So you. :) I can't wait until January...happy, happy times we'll have!!! :) And what a great way to kick off the New Year than with happiness, creativity and people who love you!

Denise Snyder said...

BEAUTIFUL Cindy... I am thinking of you today... and cant wait to see you in January!

Leigh Ann McIlvain said...

I'm thankful for YOU! I'm thankful for the example you've set for me. I've seen you take your time to raise your babies to be good, wonderful, loving people and then you've followed your dreams. Sometimes I get discouraged because I feel like I'm not a 'good enough' musician or that I'm not spending enough time working on becoming better at what I love to do. And then I look in the faces of these two little beautiful rugrats and know that the time I'm spending with them is for something so much greater than myself. Thanks for your example. And your friendship.