How many of you think of a photo when dusting off a memory? Maybe it’s me, but my strongest memories have a photo affiliated with it. That photo has kept that memory alive and easy to retrieve. I can hear their voices, their laughter, their smells. I can even see their movements and I can awaken other memories that went along with that time in my life.
My goal as your photographer is to do that for you. So many times, I’ll be sitting at my computer, editing a photo and realize that I’m smiling. I’m smiling because I know that years from now, you’ll be able to visit this time and that memory will be as strong as ever. I want you to be able to hear the laughs, feel the hugs, the hand in your hand, the warm breeze, the smells of pine or the salty ocean, the sway of your wedding dress, or the softness of your newborn baby’s head.
Having photos of loved ones printed and framed in your home can help you feel those memories daily. It almost becomes routine as you walk down the hall or having dinner at the dining room table. Those memories are around you, reminding you of how lucky you are to have these people in your lives.
My job is to help you create a tangible memory. I just think that’s the coolest thing in the world.
So when I say it’s an honor to be your photographer, I mean it. It’s such a privilege to be able to do this for you.
Besides that, I also get to show my kids that they can create a living doing something that they love. They see me. They see me smiling at my computer. They understand how important this is to me and the joy it brings. Almost all of my homemade birthday cards are decorated with coffee and cameras. They definitely see me!
So, thank you. You make me feel like the luckiest person in the whole world.
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