My Story. How it all began.
Photography is about capturing life and life’s events. Documenting special moments and visions. For the majority of my life photography was a hobby. More recently, with the advent of digital photography, it has become a passion. In 2010 I took the “next” steps to further my skills and knowledge of the world of digital photography. I took more classes, and fortunately, I have a very supportive and loving husband, who, over the years has been as interested in the equipment as I have and has held my hand and helped me make the important decisions necessary to make the substantial purchases of more technologically advanced equipment – cameras, lenses, and accessories. I feel blessed that I have his support as well as the means to further advance the photographic experience and continuously learn and improve.
What draws me to photography? Other than capturing life, the art. My mother is an artist – she paints. My father was a master craftsman in woodworking. Two of my sisters have artistic vision and talent and can draw. Another sister writes beautiful poetry. I suppose you could say that art is in our blood. We all enjoy it, appreciate it, and find it in the simplest of things. With that said, I enjoy photographing people, but my favorite images are those that are candid in nature, or where the person doesn’t know they are being photographed. I like the more natural, simplistic approach of capturing the emotions of people. What I enjoy even more is photographing objects – objects found in nature, part of landscapes, buildings, especially doors and windows, or creating images out of what is already available to me, for example antiques – dishes, books, you name it. For years I have taken pictures and just held on to them. I haven’t published them, or shared them except occasionally with family. The images were like my little secret, something I had and would someday do something with. As 2011 approached, I decided this was the year I was going to branch out and share the images I have taken. My goal is to begin selling images and begin doing photo sessions. My dream is seeing the images hanging on the wall of a home or establishment I visit.
Starting this blog is the first step for me branching out and stepping outside my box. In other words, it is a HUGE leap on my part. I am usually pretty private and fear throwing myself out there and risking any negative feedback. But, it is a new year, and I decided to embrace the risk and “publish” some of my work and invite new opportunities in photography.
Many of my favorite images are stills, landscapes or obscure objects that keep people guessing. I think that keeps it fun. Don’t get me wrong, I have many images of people that make me say “wow, I love it”. You will eventually find both types of work here and I hope you find something within each image to make you smile, wonder, or simply say “Wow.” Everyday is filled with blessings and I tend to find them most often in the simple things. I don’t need frills to make me happy and appreciate the little things in life. I hope you see that in my work. My motto is: keep is simple, keep it fun. For when those two things leave our daily lives, our passions can become more of a burden than a pleasure.
I hope you enjoy my blog and invite you to visit often. I look forward to hearing from you.