I spent a bit of my morning this morning teaching what I know about photography. My girl’s school has a photography elective and I was the special speaker this morning asked to share about what I do, how I learned photography, what my business is…just general sharing. I truly believe I got more out of it than they did. I’d say a little reflection time. And I have been thinking about it all day. Why do I do what I do?
Let’s just say I took stacks of photos, a big album I use for auction displays and all my framed favorites of my 3 sweeties (plus Mom and Dad.) Tons and tons of photos that I felt represented me and my style. The funny thing was that as I was explaining these photos (how I set them up, the light and location, my camera settings, the games I played to get that true smile) I fell in love with each image all over again. Each and every photo. I felt something from these images. Even the ones that weren’t my own children.
I think it is because I had stopped time, taken something special, and image that meant something. I could hear the laughter in the children, remember the love the parents had for their little baby (be it a newborn or a 5 year old), remember my subjects that were a bit harder and how wonderful I felt to break them out of their shell and capture their spirit, the fun of siblings, the strength and interest of a high school Senior, the LOVE of a family.
This is why I do what I do. To not just capture what people look like, what they are wearing, the location we have chosen…but rather true emotion, their sweet smiles, their shy looks, their love, their joy, their laughter. And, I love every minute of it.
Some new favorites from the Summer…
Many more to share but should probably stop here. Dates for Fall Minis are coming out this week! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you want to be added to the list.
And, news on a new space I will be shooting at…woohoo!!
Blessings to all,