chantal stone photography: the blog

March 13, 2008

My Attitude is GRATITUDE!

Filed under: Inspiration,Personal — chantal @ 5:00 pm

Pardon me for a moment, while I get slightly emotional 🙂 …

My heart is so filled right now thinking of all of the blessings in my life. When I think about the things that I want, the goals I want to achieve, I can’t help but stop for a moment, look around me, and notice all of the wonderful things I already have!

I have the most incredible job in the world! People let me into their lives, allow me to witness very intimate and precious moments, I meet their friends, their families, and for a short time, I’m part of that family. I get to be creative, and have fun doing what I love. And people pay me to do this! I love being a photographer. Its’ the only thing I have ever wanted to do, and I can’t imagine doing anything else.

I have the best husband and children in the world. They make me happier beyond belief and I owe everything I am to them. My husband has been my biggest support and my #1 fan from the beginning. He owns my heart and knows my soul like no other. Every day that I get to be by his side is heaven on earth. And my children— words can not describe how they make me feel. I never knew love like this was possible. They inspire me, they motivate me, they energize me.

My clients! I can’t forget to mention the amazing people I get to work with. They aren’t just clients. They quickly become good friends and I appreciate so much that they trust me enough to let me in like they do.

And my friends are so great too…both the old ones whom I love like flesh & blood, and the new ones whom I can not wait to get to know better!  This afternoon I had the privilege of having lunch with 5 really amazing photographers.  They are all such great people— funny, smart, creative….and such great inspiration to me.  I love the community of photographers that is growing here in Columbus…that nurtures and educates and shares with each other.  It’s something that I have felt was lacking here in Central Ohio and I’m so glad to be part of it!

Do you ever feel so loved, you feel like you will explode?  It’s a great feeling.  And I’m thankful for this amazing life and the fabulous people in it!



  1. What a great discovery ! Chantal, you have a wonderful attitude and a fantastic display of excellent photographic work. It’s great to see such incredible photographic talent here in Ohio, and please pass along my thanks and gratitude to your husband for his service to our country (coming from an old prior Dayton Marine). Incredible work.

    Comment by Jim Crotty — March 14, 2008 @ 8:12 am | Reply

  2. This was awesome to read today. Go girl!

    Comment by Bliss — March 14, 2008 @ 9:36 pm | Reply

  3. Tell whats her name I said “hi”. lol

    Comment by ure biggest fan — March 16, 2008 @ 8:47 am | Reply

RSS feed for comments on this post. TrackBack URI

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at

%d bloggers like this: