I’ll Do What I Want

I’m belligerent and stubborn, and mostly unapologetic about it. That’s me, and try as I might, I can’t get away from it, so I stopped trying. What I discovered when I stopped trying to change myself was that I was pretty cool, and I’m much cooler when I can do the things I want to do. Childish, sure, but what a great way to live life. We only get to do it once, so we might as well make conscious decisions to do the things we want to do.

So, I guess first I had to learn what I don’t want to do:

  • Wait Tables
  • Teach
  • Sit at a desk all day
  • Take orders from people I don’t like
  • Be booooored
I tend to boredom, and I hate that. The same thing every day just kills me.

My needs were pretty easy too:

  • Having freedom throughout my day
  • A varying schedule
  • Challenges that are very different
  • Being with Jon
  • Having my son and pets around
  • Looking at pretty things
  • Staying on top of online trends
  • Showing the world how I see things
  • Sharing the pretty
  • Talking to new people

So, for the first time I’m doing exactly what I want. I work with my pack around me. I work with my love to make pretty things all the time. We have a different project every week. There is never time to get bored. Each project presents its own set of challenges, and we have a really great time finding the solution. I have the time to love the internet, and I get to constantly toy with ways it can help our business.

Jon is many things I am not at all. He finishes projects with as much dedication and determination as he starts them. He sees things that most of us don’t, then he captures it so that we can see it. He loves what he does with a passion that most of us can’t imagine. It is wonderful to be around him.

I am married to an artist. And the good news is this: He’s an artist for hire. And he’s in the habit of helping business by presenting them beautifully. And we put our noggins together to decide all sorts of things. And I’m not trying to brag, although I’ll admit to not very much modesty, but the results are pretty stellar.

I think our happy shows in our work.

Look.

eckardphotographic.com

A brief description of our recent jobs:

This one was for Hager International-they make dental equipment. We worked with Brian Bean Designs. Our directive was “Sexy”. I think we nailed it.

Our friend Matthew Pfahlert designed these mugs and coffee for Wilco. We wanted to capture their beauty and their style…it smelled really good.

This is Sammy Cortino, magician extraordinaire. We did many many pictures with Sammy and his assistant. It was fun, and kind of shrouded in mystery. It has been interesting seeing how many places these pictures have shown up.

This is Madly Love, by Katharine Whalen. Matt Pfahlert designed it, and we shot not just photographs of the packaging, but our photographs are on the packaging itself. The cover of the CD is a hat we photographed, and the background pattern is as well.

We’ve really enjoyed our recent jobs. You can read the blog at our site, or take the time to look through the slideshow on the homepage.

I think you’ll agree-the happy shows.

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