I lost my grandma two weeks ago. She was my most favorite person ever! I was reminded once again, when I was going through her photos for her funeral that life is too short and I want to remember the best parts of all of it, even the parts that I consider the hard parts too.
This is my "Why" when it comes to not just taking photographs but also for teaching photography. I am passionate about our photographs being our stories and our history which we are passing down to our next generation.
Our Stories and History
For those of you who don't know me, I am a mom of four amazing kids, who remind me often of my why. Every year for Christmas I give them a book of photos that contain them for the year. It is their memories, just for them...priceless. Often, maybe once a month or so I will see one of them sit down with their pile of books just pouring over them, laughing and retelling their stories to one another. If those photos didn't exist, I am not sure they would remember or even tell those stories, much like I feel about my grandmother's photos.
Even the day of the funeral my family and I sat around looking at her photographs and I heard more stories about her and my family that I had not heard before. Priceless memories, laughter and joy...bittersweet but more sweet than bitter.
Dust Off Your Camera
So what are you waiting for? Get out your cameras and take some photos of these moments that you are living now! If your camera intimidates you or frustrates you, let's do something about it!
And I am getting ready to take away your excuses for not being able to come to one of my classes because of your schedule. I am building my online Mastering YOUR Camera Course!