In the In-Between...

I haven't blogged in over a week. Mostly because it's hard. Sure, I have a big mouth, and a lot to say. But it's not always easy to formulate the words and put it down in writing. In fact, in all honesty, while I'm relatively decent at writing, I was never a big fan of it. I procrastinated on every high school paper i ever did.

So I took a break for a while and took a few days to focus on life. Behind the lens, between the sessions. What makes me go, why I get up in the morning and what it means for me. And I remembered a lot of what makes me, well, me.

My husband sent me roses the other day and then whisked me away for a night at the symphony with Idina Menzel (my absolute favorite Broadway singer). We laughed and cried together like two people in love should.

My mother called me the other day - just to tell me how beautiful I am, how much she loves me, and how proud she was that I was her daughter. And I wondered, does she know how often I think the same of her?

My best friend hand made two camera strap covers, simply because she wanted to. And then we sat down with wine and talked for hours, like best friends do.


My parents made pasteles (an authentic Puerto Rican dish) for me and my husband. My husband tried something new and I didn't have to cook dinner that night!

Amongst the sessions, the networking, the practicing...this is what matters. The in-between. Behind the scenes. THIS is me. A photographer. A daughter. A wife. A best friend. A dork. ME.



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Ariana Watts

Silver Feather Studios, Burlington, NC, 27217, United States