Here’s the crazy thing about my job as a photographer. It’s also my hobby. I love photography, and will continue to photograph life if my business is taken away from me. I was the girl with the camera in college, so I know that this is just the reality. I’ve spent the past two years picking up on my tendency to refrain from documenting the ordinary. I am so amazed at how photographers can shoot their normal lives and make them eligible for a travel magazine or some fine art print I could hang in my house. An example of that is my good friend Anna Shackleford. [You have to check out her work – especially her personal work]. I put the pressure on myself to make each photo beautiful that sometimes I miss the little moments. I even tell my husband “no!” when he says, “Take my picture,” and then he does something super silly.
What is wrong with me?! Am I so caught up in pretty things that I can’t even appreciate the hilarity that is my husband? While in St. John, I noticed my tendencies and decided to challenge myself to capture these moments. I’m so excited to look at these photos down the road and fall even more in love with his amazing personality. He makes me smile and laugh, and I now have photos that remind me of that!