Everyone starts a hobby for one reason or another.....for someone like me, there are very few things I won't try at least once. If you are familiar with the Myers Briggs, I am the classic "N", the good ole, hey let's just try it and see type! So why photography? I'd love to tell you I always knew I wanted a camera in my hand...not so. In an earlier career, I was given an opportunity to learn the camera, really learn it, and while the pictures I took weren't glamorous, actually they were quite the opposite. See for six years I spent my time photographing crime scenes! Yep, you read that correctly, crime scenes! It's there that I grew a passion for taking pictures, however it wasn't until having children that I grew a love of photographing people, emotion and expression.
Coincidentally, during this same time my love for Christ was increasing, so when you add the two together.....it helps get us to my why.
So my why? I love how God created us. I honestly love how I believe God looks at each one of us, and sees his perfect creation. So every session, every shot is taken with a love for the person on the other side of the lens, because I see their beauty, and I know God does too. My goal, for you to see it too. It's why my favorite sessions are maternity, a double dose of seeing God's creation, both in the parents, and the miracle of the baby on their way. So there's the why, and it's my driving passion behind every shoot, and the theme of my prayer before every shoot.
Yep, I pray before every one, "Lord let me capture them the way you see them."