"You have exactly one life in which to do everything you'll ever do. Act accordingly." - Colin Wright
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I have always loved looking at photographs, especially photographs with people in them. Its been a simple love, really, of seeing and reliving simple moments made by simple people. I didnt originally set out to be a photographer, but the gratification I found in image creation was unrivalled. Photography became a job that permeated all parts my life: keeping me up and creating late at night, bringing me to workshops with a hunger to learn more and be better, making friendships for me with the people who stood in front of my lens, and creating relationships with fellow photographers who understood the passion behind image creation and the angst of a tough business. Ive profited and reinvested, Ive reevaluted goals and redefined success, Ive tired and recharged. My love for images and their creation has not wavered, but I still have so far to go.
There are only so many days we are granted, and there are only so many images that will snapped. Im trying to make this finite time count, for myself and for others and for my daughter. This past year when I became a mom, my vision shifted. My daughter has brought a new depth to my relationships and a new importance to the way I live...I'm a different kind of photographer and a different kind of person. I want her to write a beautiful, compassionate story built by hard work. I want her live out her passions and love what she does. I want her to care about other people. The best way I know to teach her these things is to show her...to live them myself. I'm grateful for this complicated art business career I call photography and everything its provided me, from the relationships, to the flexibility, to the ability to live an artists dream of creating for a living.