Recently I started a course to learn even more about photography and light. One of the first assignments made us dig deep inside to figure out why we are photographers, why we do what we do. It was quite amazing to peel the layers of my why.
Yes, I love photography. I love capturing those special moments that we want to remember forever – the first look on the wedding day, the ring on her finger, the first kiss, dance, family together, children growing up. And I promise, I will do anything I can to make them beautiful and special. But there is something more. A deeper reason for why I am a photographer.
I treasure the photographs that show you not only how you and your family look, but how you are together. The ones that show the emotion, relationship, and connection you have. The ones that fill your heart with that moment… The groom looking lovingly at his new wife, the unexpected giggle on a daughter’s face when her dad says something silly to make her laugh, siblings goofing and playing together or a grandpa teaching his grandchild how to make his special pancakes…
Those every day special moments, that we remember vividly years later, but sometimes find hard to describe because of how much they mean to us… Those moments, they often are not caught on the camera, but stay etched in our memories. They become a treasure because they are so unique, created only by your family and often impossible to repeat.
I have lots of photos of my daughters and special people in my life. I am finding ways to have more photos with them, not only of them. I want my daughters to have photos they will show their children and tell the stories about what was happening when that picture was taken and what makes it special. And I want your photos to be just like that – for you.