My mother passed away on Sunday. Unexpectedly. Somewhat. She was 91.
Imagine what her eyes have witnessed as she lived her life through the 20's, 30's, 40's, 50's, 60's, 70's, 80's, 90's, 00's, and the present!
And imagine what filled her life during this expansive time: births, weddings, parties, anniversaries, deaths, war, winters, presidents, graduations, and so much more.
When I think about where I want to take my photography (that place where I find the most reward and satisfaction), I think about her 91 years and the chronicles of life overall. This is what I want to capture. This is my art and vision! The beauty of a flower, the joy of graduation, a beautiful bride, and a newborn baby...all seen through my camera's lens waiting for me to push the shutter and move that moment in time to its permanent place in someone's history.
So each time you see a new photograph posted to my Facebook page, take a moment to remember my place in photography - the place where I want to show the world all the things my mother lived and loved for 91 years. The faces may change and the era may change but what's important in people's lives remains constant through the generations - love, family, and friends!
Rest in peace my beautiful mother and know that you live on forever through my photography every day of my life!