If that was the way my journey into photography began, it's only natural that having a child would lead me even more into a desire to record memories. But with the birth of my daughter, my photography has developed into an art. There is no more beautiful canvas to me than my daughter's sweet face. And when I take a photo that I deem AMAZING, like the one above, it is usually because it records something special about her personality. And to be amazing, a photo has to draw me in to the point where I don't want to look away.
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So if I know how photography makes me feel, and I have the knowledge and the equipment required to take memorable photos, it makes me want to give this feeling to others. After a recent photo shoot on the beach, a Lightning Session which lasted only 20 minutes, a mom of an adorable little boy contacted me and thanked me for giving her such a gift. I hadn't thought of it that way until she put it into those words. But THAT is why I am doing this. I am not taking photos to make money, to become famous, to compete in the professional photography world.... I am taking photos so that I can help people freeze their own moments in time, hold them in their pockets, and keep them always. And in the process I am allowed a glimpse into their hearts as well.