Inspiration at the Table

March 30, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

You can't help the days when you just feel inspired.  For me, sometimes to a fault, I am easily inspired.  Whether it be from a conversation, something I read or even an image I come across.  I recently read a blog about this lady, in her mid-twenties, who simply writes about her experiences living in new cities.  She has locals take these chaotic images of her in the streets of Bankok, or these submerged pictures of her in the Nile.  WHAAT?!?!?  How did she get so lucky?
 

A part of me would love to be that girl. 
 

I seem to be a different version of myself when I travel in that I enjoy the opportunity to absorb---  culture, the sights, the people, the food!  I have been incredibly fortunate to travel the globe; to discover and appreciate the beauty of people. Of places. 
 

I found myself drawn to this one image this lady had of her "office" which was a cozy diner table fashioned with disheveled tablets overlooking the water.  It didn't matter where she wrote, she was just at peace in the act of writing.  For me, I feel the same way about the images I craft.  And yes, I craft them.  I take pride in angles, in capturing that simple giggle or framing that look of love between a couple or a mom with her kiddo.  Truthfully, I don't know if I would consider myself "crafty."  I try--  I blame Pinterest!  But, I do feel like an artist when I get behind a camera.  I find myself sitting there with my trusty computer; and like an old friend, we laugh and smile at the stories my lens captured for the day. 
 

Here lately, I have been shooting a lot of maternity sessions, engagements and spring portraits.  It's just that season--  the Season of Love!!  (You know you just sang the chorus of RENT, don't lie).  There is such beauty in people's eyes and glances. 
 

To me, I know I have successfully crafted a shot when you can write a story from the image.  You can almost write a "Day in the Life of..." story of how these people live.  That's a beautiful thing!
 

The love, the friendship and the trust in one simple picture makes every second behind the camera worth it.  Your smiles,  Your glances, Your Moments---  they all mean something to me.  And my trusty computer.
 


 


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