I can remember always having a camera with me from the time I was young. I loved capturing the moments I was living. I knew it would always be important for me to look back on my life and not only see my memories but truly feel them. I think that is why photography found me. It is true of me that you can find me most of the time with a camera in my hands. My friends and family understand that fully. I am grateful to capture and document the real moments of our lives. That is why my photography won't always be the "perfect" everyone looking at the camera pictures. I live for the moments when my clients forget I'm even there and just be. My daddy made me appreciate those kind of moments. His passing made me even more passionate about my photography. Grandparent pictures are one of my favorites! To see generation after generation and the love that lives forever honestly touches my soul. I would be honored to capture your memories for you. Thank you for letting me be a small part of your lives. I hope my photography will allow you to always feel the moments you live.
Tuesday, October 18, 2011
5 years ago I said goodbye to my daddy. I didn't know how to do that or what it even meant. Some days I still don't. Some days I think he is going to walk back into my family home...drink a coke...eat a snickers and sit in his chair. Then reality hits that I haven't seen his face or heard his voice in five whole years. Most days I am fine. Most days I accept that Alzheimer's disease stole him from us. Most days I am relieved that he is not in pain anymore. Most days I am at peace that he is not lost...that he is at peace now. Most days I remind my children who he was...and how wonderful he was. Most days I focus on all the laughter he brought to all of us. Most days I remember how he just loved living. Today....today I am heartbroken. Today...today I am sad. Today...today I just remember how much I miss him.