"THE BEST PART ABOUT A PHOTOGRAPH IS EVEN WHEN THE PEOPLE IN THE IMAGE CHANGE, THE MEMORY IT CONTAINS NEVER WILL."
"Find Your Why"'
I've heard this a lot lately. In church, Marketing books I'm reading and Weight Watchers. I do think knowing your "WHY" of why you're doing something be it a career, relationship, losing weight/getting healthy or even a shopping purchase can help you check yourself to make sure you're on the right path.
So, Why do I do what I do?
Now, a disclaimer: My "Why" can get a little sad.
My "Why" is simple when it comes to Photography. My father died when I was 9 years old of Colon Cancer. I was a daddy's girl and was obviously upset over this loss. Throughout my life I missed him. Graduation, my wedding, birth of my girls. I wished so hard he was there.
What does this have to do with Photography?
The things I cherish most, other than the amazing memories of my dad, are the photos. The pictures I have of him. The images below are in my office. I see them daily. At my last trip to San Francisco to see my grandmother I was able to collect an pages from one of her old albums. Including, newborn photos of my dad. Of a man I deeply loved and is now gone.
I CHERISH these images...and I know how important capturing these times in a family's life are for them...
I know without a shadow of a doubt, going through albums whether online or scrapbooked, will be something children cherish as they are older. Seeing how they're grown. And if they ever lose a parent, grandparent, sibling, they have those images. The images that remind them just how much they were loved.
So, I capture images of my girls so they can look back and remember. I make sure I am IN THE PHOTOS sometimes as well. And I pray before EVERY SESSION. That this gift God gave me, that I can use it to bless the family. Capture the love, connection, details of their life as it is right now. The chubby cheeks, thumb sucking, mommy snuggling, daddy shoulder sitting time in their lives. So, they can display the images. To look at and remind them
of all the love in their family...
So, parents and grandparents. Grab your camera. Whether it be phone or DSLR. And capture all those you love. And when you want to be in the photo as well. Let me know. I would LOVE to capture the love in your family.
This is my Why.
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.