I’ve always been interested in photography, music, and really all forms of art for that matter, even though I’m often lost with a pencil or brush in hand. Photography runs in my veins, and with my family history it’s no surprise. We had photographers in the family when a box on 3 legs, a sheet over your head, and a flash lamp in hand was the norm, and having a family portrait taken was truly a once in a lifetime experience. We’ve come a long way from the days of 1900, Kodak Brownie’s and camera obscura studio equipment.
I love to shoot with natural light, at unique locations and with wonderful people. I love to see the smiles on faces and hear the giggles of small children, the nearly silent love talk and small pecks of a newly wed couple, the always miraculous baby belly and a cozy cuddly new born. These are the moments that last a lifetime, moments that don’t come twice. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but the best pictures cannot produce words, they simply leave you speechless.
If you ever question the importance of photography, just think of the days you’ve spent up in the attic, or the crawl space digging through old boxes of family pictures, wondering who these people are, commenting how beautiful your great grandmother was, or remembering the long lost simple days of the past. What will you leave for your grand kids to look at in 50 years?