I remember constantly hearing “life goes by quickly” and “you grow up so fast” a lot as a child. It wasn’t until I started growing up too fast that I realized how true it is. I’m a firm believer that life is precious, valuable and far too short, so I try to squeeze every bit of joy and happiness out of it and take advantage of that.
I jumped in head first into photography about 6 years ago. And I would stay up late into the night reading and learning everything that I could. (Although having a little baby at the time, I was already getting up throughout the night!) I was taking notes and practicing all day long. I wanted to be able to have beautiful images of my family and son.
Once I started doing it, I realized how much passion I had for photography. It makes my heart sing and fills my souls with so much joy. I absolutely loved connecting with other people and telling a part of their story.
I love how unique and different we all are but at the same time how connected and relatable, we can be. I love hearing the stories of other people. Photography is about being a visual storyteller. I’m not the best with the words but I do a bang up job at photography. So I utilize my skill to convey your story through beautiful images.
When I read my brides write about a favorite image of them with a parent/grandparent/sibling/friend that I took, it brings me so much joy. Especially when a person they love passes away or they don’t get to see them often. It makes me happy that I am able to give them the gift of a beautiful photo of that moment in their life. My own father passed away this last fall and I’m so sad that I didn’t get many photographs of my children with him. Luckily, I still have many photographs of us together.
Photographs freeze moments in time and allow you to look at them for years to come. Photographs bring feelings of nostalgia. I look back through old photos, I’m filled with the good memories from my childhood. I’m so grateful that I have photos that bring back those feelings and memories. They’re the story we leave behind for our future generations. Photographs don’t just capture the moment. They connect us to the moment.