Who I am
First and foremost I am a Christian.
I have priorities in life and this is how they fall:
“In photography there is a reality so subtle that it becomes more real than reality.”
God / Church
Family / Friends
Photography / Work
I have had people ask what it is about photography that I like so much..and for me, it is just something I love. It's something that is in me. I am, in general, a passionate person. I am passionate about many things and photography is one of them.
When it comes to photography I view myself as a preserver of memories. When I look at photos it takes me back to that time and place. A photo captures what is truly there that our eye can't always see. It captures emotions that are gone within seconds. Photography to me is sentimental, I can look through photos from my childhood or from an event that took place yesterday - either way I hope to have captured the "truth" of those moments. Facial expressions are my favorite part of photography.
It is amazing to me to capture a photo of a newborn just moments after birth. And later capture his first birthday and then his first day of school, and on and on. From birth to marriage to a golden anniversary, preserving memories is what I do.