Sunrise, Sunburn, Sunset, Repeat.
One of my favorite summer time songs by Luke Bryan. He said it best, but I'm putting my own spin on things and saying "Travel, Work, Dream, Repeat".
I've been doing everything I wanted to do this year!
I've been traveling to the mountains, the beach, visiting family. While also breathing life into my past dream of creating music. I cannot wait to upload my content on here.
I've also been working incredibly much. It's been so much fun and has supported my travels. Also, WOW! Has it made this year fly by. It's so exciting to see work picking up and my calendar is slap full. I love this new normal.
Unfortunately though, it causes me to forget things. Like updating my blog. Oops.
What's new? (Photography wise)
Besides Prom, softball, and color run pictures, I recently did an engagement shoot. And there's other events in the bookings.
What about filming?
I recently had the privilege of working with singer and guitarist John Cox. Check him out on Instagram or youtube, as well as Apple music or Spotify.
I was able to take some pictures with him and his band and record him performing live at a bar & grill setting. It was truly a pleasure and they sounded great. I hope for more opportunities to film live performances like that. I can't wait to share the footage here on my site.
Besides that, I've been filming my travels and making little videos for my TikTok. (@Ladymusicc)
Sounds stupid but I really enjoy vlogging. It's so much fun. I see why so many people do it.
I hope to purchase a Go Pro one day to better capture my adventures.
Putting the Musicc in Ladymusicc
As I mentioned in a previous blog post, I've been pursuing music.
Due to how busy I've been, it's been hard to find the time to be alone to record. To have the privacy and silence needed. And also to be uninterrupted. But I've managed to find time in the craziness and I've recorded 5 original songs.
Two were for my parents as gifts for Mothers & Father's Day. "She" and "My Dad". Of course, they loved it.
Another one was for a wedding video I'm working on. I thought it would be fun to put an original song in their by yours truly, as a gift to my friends. I haven't told them, but I hope they love it. I wrote it with them in mind.
The other two was strictly for fun.
"Take Me To Summer" was a song I wrote in March, longing for the sizzling heat of summer to return, and yearning to return to the beach. The lyrics came to me in pieces. I had to put the song together like a puzzle. I wrote it over the coarse of a month or so. Revisiting it, trying to get it just right. Finally, I was content and felt it was complete.
I was friends with a girl named Summer, so as a nod to her, I incorporated her voice into the song. We've gone separate ways, but hopefully her voice will serve as a glimpse of how much fun she was to be around.
"A Women You Should Fear" came as a surprise. I discovered the track and was immediately inspired.
I have a playlist of saved songs I want to record too. I listen and sing or freestyle along with the music. If I feel like it fits, and I can see myself recording to it, I save it. If it doesn't, I dismiss it. While listening to the backtrack of this song, I began to freestyle. And there the lyrics were, rolling out effortlessly. I quickly sat down and wrote what came. I hate leaving a song unfinished, so for the next 3 days I continued to work on it until it was done. I loved it so much, I decided to start recording it. After a week or so, it was finished. It was a spontaneous project, unlike "Take Me To Summer" which had much thought and anticipation. I created that song like I said, in pieces. Like putting together a puzzle. It happened in layers. "AWYSF" was quick, direct, and to the point. It happened in layers as well, but was much more clear, direct and came together much more quickly.
I have other tracks I'm working on, and hope to record them soon. It was honestly so much fun to type those paragraphs speaking about my music. Can you tell I'm a little excited?
I haven't said much, like I always do. But I've been working away. Busy schedules. Jam packed days. But also taking time to do what I said I wanted to do. Travel, create music, take more pictures and film. I am so blessed to have had the ability to do it all this year. I have been enjoying it so much.
But taking the time to update my website, is something I have not made a big priority.
I have some big projects I've been working on. And I'm hoping once they are done, I can start making my website a priority again.
Enjoy these last moments of summer. I know I will.
Until next time,
They call me "Lady", my name's Corinne