For as long as I can remember I’ve had an innate need to create. Build. Learn. Express. Most of the time this came about in some form of artistic expression. Drawing was my favorite thing as a child. Then electronics. Then music. Then photography. Now, I’m combining all of those elements together in a blog that allows our family and friends a little peak into our lives. Recently, I’ve been inspired to showcase our story in one location – and that’s how this blog came to be.
Over the last two years photography has become a huge part of who I am. It makes up so much of my being that I can’t imagine my life without a camera. (Honestly, I think this annoys my husband! Haha.) If my Nikon isn’t strapped around my neck then I’ve got my iPhone in my pocket ready to capture fleeting moments as they happen. And ever since my family began to grow I started to see how important it was to grab those little moments.
I love details. From the length of my baby daughter’s eyelashes and the chub of her little piggies down to my son’s tattered shoe laces. Life itself is in the small details. I don’t ever want to forget what these things looked like. And so many times I have flown through the motions of work and being busy that I’ve missed those details. Not anymore! I’ve made it a personal mission of mine to do everything I can to capture those memories.
To me, photography isn’t just a picture. It’s emotion. It’s raw. It’s eternal. It’s a memory made tangible. And this holds true for most people…even if you don’t realize it. Think about it for a second. If you lost all of your belongings in a tragic fire or flood, what’s one of the first things you wished you had with you? Your family’s photos.
This blog was created as a way for me to share my family’s story. Most days we do go through the motions of work and school and home-life. But in between the “motions”, we’re writing a pretty great story.