An honestly, I think it makes me appreciate my own life’s story more. I may not take as many photos as I would like to of my own children (the chef’s cupboard is always bare…) but I do find the time to savor those moments as they fly by. My photography just helps me stop the time a little better. My husband and I were talking about our inability to remember our first son’s actions/tricks/abilities when he was the age our second born is now (ripe ole’ 20 months!!) The mind has a way of getting jumbled with the grocery lists of life and it somehow pushes out those precious memories we so want to savor. That’s where I feel so lucky to have my secret weapon… my photos. With one click I can freeze time and with one glance I’m transported to Ethan’s “twinkle fingers” or Ben’s mischievous grin when he learned to walk. And it’s with such pleasure I capture those moments for my clients too. Whether it’s their wedding day and the loving glances they pass between each other, or the celebration of a pregnancy, or the marking of a special occasion- like “it’s Thursday and I feel really great about being me” I really do love that I’m the chosen one to save that moment– that feeling– forever.
When I get bogged down in the responsibilities of running a business, being a wife and a mother I try to take time to relish in my lucky post… I help people–myself included–take a little more time for the special moments and create a lasting work of art that can transport us back to those times when the world tries to push them away. -Shannah