Who is that person behind the camera and what makes her unique? In today's world everyone's a picture taker... snap chat, selfies, mini instants. For the longest time I was a point and shoot picture taker, even after I received my first "fancy camera" that gave me the ability to change setting and lenses. It wasn't until I purchased a DSLR camera that I decided to get serious, figure out what those buttons were all about, that I discovered photography is really a combination of art and science.
I often think the true artists and scientists of photography are those from long ago, knowing everything about their equipment, carefully setting up the shot, and enhancing the photo by hand. Were my eyebrows really that perfect, lashes that long, and cheeks that rosy? How long did the photographer wait until I glanced in just the right direction, the ball held perfectly between my chubby little fingers?
For me, photography is about capturing a moment that will soon be gone forever and weaving a story into it. It's about looking at the world in a whole new way and collecting memories. It's about the heart and soul rather than the camera and lens. It's about clicking with people, nature, and oneself. For me, photography is the perfect therapist! I can't wait to weave your story.
In no particular order, ten random facts about me:
A Strawberry Chick-fil-A milk shake is just one of my guilty pleasures.
Just about anything can make me cry.
Social media can give me anxiety. Is this post worthy? Will anyone like it?
I love repurposing something that was once cherished but discarded, releasing its soul and giving it new life.
I'm always on the hunt for a great prop, but the best prop is always the subject of the photograph.
My curly hair has multiple personalities and a different one emerges each day. I've accepted her many mood swings and embraced her quirky personality.
My husband calls me the "Queen of Small Talk" and says at times I'm a bit stubborn.
Some of my best friends have four paws, tails, and wiskers, and we've seen a succession of foster animals come and go.
My family loves a good Seinfeldism... finding the perfect Seinfeld episode to correlate with life's happenings. The same can be said about Friendism...
I make a killer banana bread and browneis which I'll share the recipe at some point in my blog.