Those two words just continue to gather meaning as I get older... The stacks of memories and experiences that make me who I am and who I am becoming are captured in photos all around me. Photography has been a constant companion of mine since I was a child and I find that I cling to it in my personal life because it provides me with the tangibility I wish memories had naturally. The magic about photography, I think, is that it demands that you be present in the moment; that you focus on what's happening right in front of you. Each photograph is unique and will never happen again in the same way - every moment begging to be noticed and appreciated. Life can be so manic that it's difficult to be "in the moment" these days, but putting a camera in my hand is one sure way to do that.
In my years of being a photographer, I've learned that impactful images often create themselves if you just allow them to. It's being a part of that process that keeps me coming back.
A few facts about me so you know me a bit better:
I grew up in OK, I love living in NC, and have incurable wanderlust.
I'm a dog person. Big time.
I'm a terrible singer and even worse dancer, but I LOVE music.
I'm a much better version of myself after a cup of coffee in the morning.
I can't wink my left eye. Don't try to teach me - it won't work...
I'm a love junkie and I cry when I hold newborn babies.
Laughter really is the best medicine - and hugs. Yes - you know you love them!
I believe that Hot Dogs are a food group.
Thanks for stopping by!