Photography has always been one of the most important things in my life. It is the driving force of each of my days, and has been my passion since I was young. However, with not a lot of money for film or for developing film, I sadly did not have the opportunity to go very far, until I was older. As I age and look for family photos, I am often devastated at the lack of images of family members and events that I want so badly to look back on. So as a professional photographer, I do my best to educate others as to the importance of capturing not just events but all those people in our lives that we so dearly love. Moments like this amazing family, just sharing the day together.
The conversation almost always starts with "When someone has a fire or they know that a hurricane or other weather event is coming, what do they grab"? And the unanimous answer is always "family, then photos because everything else can be replaced". Then Corona Virus and now those people that mean the most, those family and friends that before we all thought we had plenty of time to capture; we are no longer sure we do. It has been a hard reminder that none of us are guaranteed tomorrow. Where I was so proud of what I do before, by giving families amazing memories to hold on to, I myself did not even realize just how important it really is. Covid has given me an even greater mission in my work and I am humbled to do what I can to provide families with ever lasting memories, like the image below.
So the next time you are wondering if professional photography is worth the expense, think back on someone you have lost and wonder what you would give for the opportunity to have beautifully captured memories to look back on. We will be here waiting to capture them for you.
I loved photographing this amazing couple for their engagement portraits. Congratulations Sudhir & Raj!
I had the opportunity to photography a lovely young ladies Quinceanera portraits and I could not be more proud of the beautiful women that came to live right in front of my lens. Congratulations and Happy Birthday Daisy!
It was a beautiful day in March, late in the day when I arrived to document a beautiful wedding between two beautiful people I took engagement photos for about a year or so previously. I had asked them to tell me the story of how they came to come together and here it is.
"Early summer late June at a bonfire in central Massachusetts Arron Delman met Christina Hobby. We’d love to say it was love at first site but Christina was strong willed and independent and Arron was over eager and a bit too intoxicated. She quickly turned down his attempts and the night came and went.
However, as fate would have their paths would once again cross at mutual friends homes they were reunited where they engaged in like-minded conversation about education, career and future. At the moment - there was a hint of a spark.
Their relationship grew with Arron’s persistent and Christina’s love of spontaneity with uncanny zest for life. They grew together moved in to an apartment and started to see the world together from the volcanoes of Costa Rica to the Art of Italy. They then moved to Austin Texas where their love would continue to unfurl Where Arron would propose outside her prized jeep in the pouring rain and they would be wed in South Austin. This s but a chapter in their book of life with many pages to be written."
This amazing couple had a very intimate wedding (just the two of them) .
I recently got to fulfill a wish off my bucket list. I don't have a very large list, visit Ireland and Scotland, go to a Lantern Fest, Go on an Eagle Cruise, Stay at an all inclusive Island Resort and see all of our National Parks. I go to at least a few of our National Parks every few years and love to check out and enjoy the wilderness.
However, I have to say, as majestic as that is, I feel this was equally so. I arrived in Paige Texas in the late afternoon and prepared as I do for any shoot that I do. I was eagerly awaiting the lanterns but enjoying capturing the nuances of the few hours before. The food and music I found to be average for any festival. They did not have many food options and had only one musician, a local singer, whom was great with the children. They had a bounce house and dressed up fairy's for the kids. So not much in the way of entertainment.
However as the night began to grow dim, and the fires where lit for the S'mores and the masses began to show, the night began to grow more magical. It was at first like a childhood memory of camp outs with people drawing on their lanterns with messages to loved ones gone before, notes of love and promise, mentions of wishes and some just drawings of hearts and the random smiley face. I quickly began to realize how much this would mean to many who were there to honor lost loved ones with messages on a lantern they would send into the sky to be recepted.
It was amazement that this huge lantern was going to go up into the sky and float into the heavens. These glowing paper lights began to float, just a few at a time up into the sky and I was captivated and to be honest emotional as I watched them rise.
This amazing flush of excitement and wonder rushed over me and before I knew it, I was in tears. Happy tears, but tears non the less. I can not explain the reason why this came over me other than a feeling of being part of this amazing experience that I shared with so many people I did not know.
Watching the utter amazement in the eyes and faces of the little ones, watching the tears of some that sent their messages to the heavens and the smiles of those who where just joyous to experience the magic of it all.