I love to create. It’s something born in me; something I can’t escape. I love trying out new things, new textures, new ideas.
If I couldn’t create a part of me would just shrivel up.
I love creating with photography.
There is just so much to it. Mastering photography (a dream of mine) is mastering light.
I love playing with the light, seeing how it interacts with its environment; seeing how it reflects and bounces; seeing how different light can tell a story.
You can do so much with light; you evoke emotion with light - bright and airy creates a feel of summer and laughter and joy; dark and moody can make for tender images, cozy stories. Little patches of light can highlight the pieces of the image that you want to draw the viewer's attention to, where you want them to linger.
My littles are growing so fast; I love that through photography I can capture the authentic stories of their childhood. I can create images to hang on our walls, albums they can flip through and remember - and when they are too little to remember, I can tell them the stories that go with the images. Already, with my eldest being two we cuddle on the couch and look through images and talk about four-wheeler rides, swimming in the pond, and kicking a soccer ball (rather haphazardly) around with daddy.
I can’t wait to share even more of the adventure with them; capturing it through the play of light, allowing my creativity to be a part of their story.