How incredible is it that we have the ability to freeze time? To actually create a photograph, a print, a piece of history that we can hold on to. This ability to capture moments is incredible. I think people can overuse, or misuse this ability to create a fake sense of what life really is.
As a woman I love the thought of having an image that actually gives me “the feels”. I don’t know if you have ever experienced this, but it is an actual feeling. Like those butterflies you get when you talk to your crush, or the first kiss, or the anticipation of the next date. “The Feels” for me are very real! They can be positive, or unfortunately negative, and create a memory that is forever etched in my mind.
I don’t know if you have ever tried to take a selfie for a Christmas card with you, your husband and your 3 unruly dogs? By the end of it, the feelings you get are the exact opposite of what you were going for. Now, every time you see that image, you remember that feeling, you know the one! Instead of the happiness you were going for you get the frustration of “why can’t the dogs just look at the camera instead of lick my face?”
The feelings associated with that photo follow that photo all of its days. Just like when an aroma visits you from the past. And immediately you remember sitting in grandma’s kitchen, eating a banana split. You remember the sun beaming through her kitchen window onto the African violets that sat in her window. A picture brings back those exact memories, and I think I speak for everyone when I say we want them to be good, happy memories.
My goal for all of my sessions is to be fun and genuine. I’ll capture those moments between you and your loved ones that you aren’t even aware are visible. I will be silly if it means we get his sweet smile. I will make faces if it means your little ones will laugh and I will take extra time if it means you aren’t stressed. The purpose for creating these moments is to capture them so you have them to keep forever; we want them to be beautiful, associated with memories of happiness and love.