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Thanks for clicking by the Blog! I'm Andrea + the photographer behind Shining Moments Photography in Sycamore, Illinois. I have a guilty obsession with Starbucks + Instagram and specialize in Teens, High School Seniors and professional Headshots.

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A Little Behind the Scenes Peek… | Sycamore Illinois Photographer

A Little Behind the Scenes Peek… | Sycamore Illinois Photographer

I think we can all agree that in the world today, we can use a few more reasons to smile! The news seems pretty heavy everyday, and it’s hard to feel positive with so much negativity. That’s why I created my series, “3 Things That Make Me Smile”. It’s an open journal of sorts to help smile more and worry less.  You may have seen a few of these before, + see behind the professional photography curtain a little better. Every day isn’t sunshine and roses and seeing little of the personal side helps in getting to know people tell a story through photographs.  I love stories and try telling them through photography whenever possible.  I want everyone to feel comfortable with me as their photographer, and part of that begins with behind the scenes every now and then!

Each time I do a “3 Things That Make Me Smile” post, I include three photos that have significance to me. They give you a little behind the scenes peek, things I may be working on, a different style in my editing process that I am playing around with, or just a little bit about life in general,  my photographic story.

A lot has happened since my last Smile post. This month my 3 smiles took me in a direction that I wasn’t expecting:

  1. I worry a lot about things and it’s really getting me no where
  2. A  few different edits to my images changes my whole perspective
  3. There are so many things to be grateful for

Learning to let go…I am a worrier by nature and it’s caused me some serious anxiety at times, but I’m learning to let go of things that are out of my control.  Worry less, smile more.

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Play more with my personal photography projects and see how much my edits change the whole mood of an image.

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At the end of each day find at least one thing that I am thankful for

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Need a little more positivity in your day? You can see my past “smiles” below!

May Smile Day

March Smile Day

What is your reason to smile today? I’d love to hear it, so chime in below or on my Facebook page!

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