Sunday, June 19, 2011

My Photography {Photo Reflections}

Growing up, I would never have thought I would end up with an interest in Photography.  I hated having my picture taken, hated taking photos of others.  It was not something I considered fun at all.

In high school, I took the offered Photography elective only because I needed that class to cover my requirements for graduation.  I learned a lot about cameras and imagery from that class.  I, also, learned to look through the lense and "see" more than just a picture.


In the years that followed, I only took photos when necessary at family events.  I had no interest or reason for taking photos otherwise. 

When I found out I was pregnant with my son, I began to think more about pictures as I wanted to capture every moment of my son's life.  After he was born, I would take his photos often with my 35mm camera.  After a while it became hard to keep up with developing these images so I bought my first digital camera, an HP from Walmart.


I immediately grew to love my HP camera and my interest in photography began to blossom.  As my son, grew I wanted to learn how to edit his digital photos to capture the best quality possible.  I wanted to capture every single moment of his life, every tear, every smile. 


When my oldest daughter was born my love of photography grew even more.  I now had two babies to take pictures of.  Money was limited and purchased portraits were not an option for us.  I quickly realized I could take my own photos of my children to make up for their lack of professional portraits.


It was at this time that I began to realize I had fallen in love with photography.  I loved working with my digital images to build beautiful portraits and create art with our memories.  My lack of interest had turned into a love of this art form.


I have spent the last 10 years dabbling with photography.  It's been a slow process because of my daughters challenges, but every day I get a little bit better at it.  It is my hope that eventually I will be able to start my own photography business but for now I'm just happy snapping photos for my family and friends, making their memories last a lifetime. <3





7 comments:

  1. Good Luck with it! It sounds like you truly do love it now, so you'll do well! Thanks for stopping by the S&R weekend hop. I'm following you now! Have a great week,
    Michelle

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  2. Such precious pictures!!

    I'm following you now, from the TOS Crew! Welcome!!

    Blessings
    Mrs. White
    The Legacy of Home

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  3. Those are great pictures.

    Following you from the crew.

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  4. following from the crew www.homeschoolblogger.com/ohiosarah

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  5. Stopping over from the Crew..new follower. Can't wait to read more.

    I am getting the photography bug here too...love to take pics of everything!

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  6. Thanks to all! Can't wait to get to know you all better through our time on the crew! Welcome to Luv'N Lambert Life! :)

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