one of the ways i am most excited to celebrate this milestone month in my business is by sharing fifteen of the most valuable lessons i’ve learned in my fifteen years as a photographer. fifteen tidbits of magic, if you will.
over the years, this final lesson has become foundational in both my life and my work:
look for the magic.
if you’ve followed me for long, you’ll know i talk a lot about finding the magic in our days. in the best ones, of course, but even more importantly, in the ones that feel hard.
because whenever i make the effort to seek out and document something to be grateful for, it makes the tougher times just that little bit brighter. and i don’t know about you, but around here we can all do with a little extra light these days.
from everyday memories to vacation albums, from daily photo projects to monthly family films, the art i’ve created for my own family serves as a visual gratitude journal of all the moments i want to remember most.
i’ve incorporated this magic seeking into the way i approach photographing my client sessions now too. as we get to know each other and work together to design your family’s session, we’ll uncover what it is you are most grateful for and capture those memories, alongside all of the other bits in your messy, magical, ordinary days that are so worth remembering.
from the planning process, to the session experience, to looking back at your photos for years to come, you’ll always be reminded of the best bits in your days.
so whatever you choose to call it — magic, light, wonder, goodness, joy — i’d love to find it with your family ✨