Why Photography?

It’s always been known that I’ve always had a passion for photography, but I never actually thought to ever persue in that direction. I’m not really sure why, but I always felt that I needed to be something bigger than a “photographer”. But, what’s wrong with being a photographer? Nothing. Why put something on the back burner when it’s something you truly love? Why can’t I be a photographer AND pursue a Science Degree? It’s taken me up until this year to realize that —  so, why photography some might ask? Photography is a way to relive different memories over and over again. Our photographs tell others what is important to us. Photographs are our personal story, a timeline of our lives filled with faces and places that we love. They are our story, which we can share with others. Photographs can grab our attention and speak directly to our emotions. Photography is important to me because it helps us find the beauty in our everyday lives, the beauty in the over-looked and under-appreciated, the beauty in ourselves. Having Jeremiah definitely brought out the passion I had for photography back out of me. I love going back and looking at memories from when he was a little 1 day old newborn — and to now. To see the growth, to see the change, it’s so meaningful to me. I actually find myself looking at old photos a lot, probably every day. Don’t get me wrong, it’s always nice to just enjoy the moment, but there are definitely some moments I want to look back on forever. I’ve finally realized that now I want to help you remember the moments that are most important to you.