Why I became a photographer
Becoming photographer felt like something so natural for me. I was always catching the light somewhere and that really encouraged me to admire and adore the natural things in life and by adore I mean, capture every moment of light that I could.
Outside of naturally fitting in the world of photography, I wanted to work for myself and create a lasting business with photography.
Reason #1: Connection
As humans, we crave connection. Be it that we want closer friendships, closer family, or finding your spouse, Connection is the key to all of us. Allowing someone like a photographer to enter your life, capture invaluable moments, and trust that they can deliver your dream portraits to be, is no easy hurdle to jump in the trust department.
But it is so worth it.
As a photographer, I encourage my clients to ask me questions, pick apart my brain, and get to know me! I also ask my clients to engage naturally as they would any other time (give or take a few posed portraits here or there).
My style of photographer is very lifestyle oriented.
I love the moodiness, the greatness, the love, and the hurt. Any and every moment is worth capturing and in that, a photographer like me is always needed.
Remember the last time you wanted a photo to capture a moment? Did you have to take a selfie or ask a stranger to capture it? Sucks, right? I can't tell you how many times as a mother I wish I had a second me just to capture the moments of light and love I share with my daughter. (now, when my husband is home he does a fairly good job)
I'm talking about the moments that look like these
Reason #2:Capturing a Moment
Moments are to be truly cherished in life. As we all know, life is short and can't be missed! My motto, "capturing life as it happens" rings loud and true throughout my business. I want to be there, for the good and the bad, the best moments of your life and even sometimes the saddest. Capturing a minute, a second, a moment in time, is worth a thousand words. Nothing, and I mean nothing, can replace a moment in time.
I speak from experience. As I was preparing to welcome my son, I asked a friend Chelsea Reid to capture the Labor and delivery of my son. My son has since passed. (Those journals are a few posts back. You can see them here). Moments by Monica captured the last photo of the set.
I treasure, and I mean truly treasure, the photos she took for me. I have nothing more than a true moment capture in time.
Not every story is like mine, but every story is important to capture.
Reason #3: Bringing Value to the Present
Nothing is more important than the present. As I said above, capturing the moment is important to me within my worth ethic. I'm focus on never taking the moment for granted and capture as many of those treasured moments with my camera.
Providing keepsake memories and moments in time, not only allows me to document history and tell your story, but it allows me to encapsulate that moment forever in time and allowing you to return back to a feeling, a smell, that exact moment in time. Allowing you to become a momentary time traveler.
If you're still with me by now, thank you, but I want to keep it real. These three reasons, connection, capturing a moment, and bringing value to the present are true reasons I do what I do. The level of commitment I want to provide to my clients by dedicating myself to truly working for these reasons, is beyond compare. I've never worked so hard to provide to you, my clients and friends, the best of the best of your moments in time turned forever treasured portraits.