"I've always loved photography" is a statement you see on most photography sites. It's a statement that of course is true because if we didn't love photography, why would we put so much of ourselves into it? For me, it is more than just the love of taking pictures though. When it comes down to it, what I love most is people. I adore the smiles, laughs, thoughtful gazes, loving glances, and silly quirks of each individual person. I relish finding a way to capture each person's essence with my camera, creating a perfect time capsule of who they are out of pixels.
I first started flirting with photography when my two nieces were born, just a couple of months apart from each other. How could I resist taking photos of those two gorgeous little princesses? As my family continues to grow, with two nephews now in the mix along with the nieces, my siblings, parents, husband, and a hoard of inlaws, my adoration for them all grows as well. We are a constantly evolving family, especially with the kids growing faster than I could ever imagine they would. I take photos not because I love photography so much but because I love my family so much. As we grow and change, I know our love only grows too but I still want to cherish the moments before as well. In ten years from now, I want to be able to look at a photo from today and remember back to that version of my family. I want to remember how my niece adores her baby brother so much she nearly squashes him with each overbearing and love filled hug. I want to remember that my nephew has worn the same batman rain boots everyday for 7 months despite his mother's pleading for him to put on some normal shoes. In ten years from now, I want to look at a photo from today and have it stir up all the memories and emotions of this moment and bring me right back to it. These are the people I cherish and I want to save each moment of our lives like the precious treasure it is.
That is why I decided to become a photographer. Not just because I love taking photos. Rather because I love capturing the tenderness of a family and each unique little personality within. I look at photos of my family even from just a few weeks ago and my heart melts, thinking of that day, that version of us, and all the smiles, laughs, and even occasionally tears we shared. This is what I want to give to you - Not just a photo but a perfectly preserved memory of the love you shared that day.
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