Because you’re here, I know that you love photography, and that you’re into real moments and you can’t really handle figuring out what to do with your family photos. Me too.
Why do I call this post who we are? Because I think if you love and value photography, you’re not just looking for someone based on price. You’re looking for a photographer whose work speaks to you and if my work speaks to you, I think we must be really similar. I feel the same way about finding a photographer whose work moves me and I am happy to save money so that I can hire them. In fact, our next family photo session is going to be in Utah in June. Why? Because I absolutely adore Summer Murdock’s work and I contacted her a year in advance of a vacation we’re taking there next summer. I’ve wondered why I feel so bonded to my clients and after working through a challenge given by a mentor, this must be the reason. I’m not here to just shoot some pics and pass them to you on a dvd. I want to get to know you and your family. I want to create images of your family that you treasure as art; images we make together to create moments of joy, forever captured for you to cherish and look back on. I want to help you choose the best images for that perfect spot in your home and have it sent to you so all you need to do is hang it on the wall. No stress required. You must want that too.
I’ve always loved to go to other people’s homes and look through their photo albums. It’s such a fun thing to see what moments they’ve captured, the things that were important to them, the places and people they love. My husband has only a handful of photos of his childhood and it breaks my heart a little. I wish I could see more of him at all different ages. I wish I could see if our children look like him as a child. I wish he had more of his special moments captured. It makes me want to document our children’s lives even more. I want them to see and feel how cherished they are. I want them to be able to look back on special and important moments in their lives and know it was important to me too. I’m sure you’re the same way.
Why am I even talking about this and not just posting a client session? Because I think you need to know me a little better. Not just the me that posts sweet comments about clients I love. If you’re here, you really are here because you’re drawn to my work and if you’re drawn to my work, you should know more about me and who I am. I’m going to be working on sharing more of me here. Not everyone will like it, or like me. I know that. I’m smart, but ditzy. I’m introverted but love to talk a lot to people when I’m ready. I struggle with depression and anxiety, but it’s helped me to grow and become a better, hopefully more empathic person. It makes me cherish the good moments more and for that I am grateful. Hopefully you’ll be okay with knowing me a little better. This is pretty scary to me to put this out there, but I am trying to live a more vulnerable life. I highly recommend Brene Brown’s books and TED talk.
Here are some photos of my family by Courtney Keim; the people who make me who I am and give me a purpose in life. I hope to be able to meet your family too.