I have decided to be proactive about my love of photography. My generous mom bought me an SLR camera, oh I don't know, two years ago, and I have finally read the manual and have learned how to use it. All this time I have been a little afraid of it, so I've been using it as a mere point-and-shoot camera. Come to find out, it does so many amazing things! I am currently taking a class and plan to take more in Provo while there for Brock.
Today, my dad, who is the reason I love photography, being a photographer himself, and my mom helped me find a few interesting venues for photo shoots. We had so much fun together! They both have such an eye for it and it was so fun coming up with different ideas together. There are so many objects and places that don't seem very interesting until you photograph them. Photographs take you into a whole new world and make you think the entire world looks like that one picture.
My mom said quite a profound thing today. She said, "Think of the five things you would miss the most if you died today, excluding your family. Those are the things you should photograph."
A few things came to me really quickly and others I had to think about a little longer. My five and a few more :) were: Christmas morning, Fourth of July fireworks, campfires, the ocean, old houses and barns, trees in the fall and the relationship between mother and child in any form. Their commonality is that they all tell a story. What would be your five?
I think it is safe to say my love for photography has quickly become a passion. I love learning and trying new techniques any time I have a spare second. I plan to opent my own photography studio and have never been so excited. My photography is definitely still in the beginning stages, but I can't wait to learn more. I love taking candid pictures, especially of children because it is just as important, if not more, to remember their expressions, their interests and mannerisms, as it is to remember what they look like.
I am in the process of building my portfolio and currently have two family-photo bookings this week! I can't wait! If any of you are interested in letting me take pictures of your cute kids
and/or your family free-of-charge, please let me know! I would love to!
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Posted by Kelli at 11:05 PM
Credit: Header photos by Jessica Kettle Photography.