So I've been thinking this past weekend about taking pictures.
Since I had three photo shoots on Saturday. One wedding and two baby shoots.
I have this.
I am a mom with a camera.
To some that is not a flattering way of saying it.
Yes, when I was in college I took photography.
The real deal dark room kind of stuff. (Which shows how old I am. :) )
But really it wasn't until I got my Nikon D-80 last year that I really really got into taking pictures for people. College was more of a photojournalism since it was learning to work for newspapers.
But really, I am a mom with a camera. I am no expert. But I love taking pictures.
I've learned a lot.
I read this post from my friend Emily. And so much of it rang true for me too. I mean questions that run around in my head about me. And what I want to do. How serious am I about all this.
I love taking pictures a lot.
Weddings are really my favorite. Everyone there is so happy. So in love. And they know that pictures are part of the deal. They expect pictures. (Instead of being forced by your wife to take pictures.) It's what you do at a wedding. And everyone is so looking their best. Love it all. Love to see the different kinds of ceremonies.
Weddings are my favorite, But I do love taking them in all kinds of situations.
And I've been fortunate to take pictures in many different occasions.
In the first few days of life. (This is Finn my newest nephew from Brad and Whitney.)
Taken pictures where I shared some very private, tender, heart wrenching moments in the last few weeks of someone's life. Where I felt as thought I was imposing upon their grief but also so honored that they would want me there with them. With such raw emotions.
Been lucky to do weddings with all kinds of different brides and grooms.
(The wedding from this past Saturday morning... aren't they FUN!)
And really I think I love it so much cause it is love. All different manifestations of love. Love in new relationships. In changing relationships. Events declaring love. And learning to love.
Love in my own family. (Another new nephew recently born to this family.)
Generations of love in other families. (from the most recent wedding shoot again.)
It's capturing how alive and well love is in families and couples.
I want to get better. I really want to attend this workshop. Or something similar. And learn more.
I don't know where I am going with my photography business.
But right now I know, i love doing it.