Let’s face it. We live in a world of smart phones and going forward it’s only going to get worse. It’s pretty incredible if you think about how much technology has changed in this past century vs. others. My husband’s grandmother for instance. She’s 93 and often told me stories about her mother storing their perishables in a cold spring because they didn’t have a refrigerator. No refrigerator! Now take a look at the world… we get mad when our handheld computers (a.k.a. smart phones) don’t load fast enough. She has seen me on my phone Googling something and remarked at how incredible our little devices are. Our phones are so incredible that they have now taken over our lives as our cameras as well. When is the last time you took a photo with a camera that did not also double as a phone? Unless you’re a professional photographer like myself, cameras are a thing of the past. Heck, I don’t even take out my “real” camera unless I’m working. Not even for my own kids!
My point is since nobody is using real cameras anymore, the quality of our portraits have gone downhill FAST. Gone are the days of even posing for someone to take your photo. Everyone either takes selfies using the front of their camera or mirror selfies! What will our children and grandchildren remember us by? A picture they somehow dig out of your phone (yeah right) and it happens to be a photo of yourself flexing or doing duck lips. Nii-iice. Is that how you want to be remembered? So- not to sound all morbid, but let’s talk about after we die. I’m going to die, you’re going to die, we’re all going to die. I bet if you dug through your family heirlooms, you have a beautiful photo of your grandmother or great-great grandmother that you hold very dear. Maybe she has a certain expression or was captured doing something she loves. It is how you remember her and it is now a beautiful piece of art. I pity our generation and all of the crappy photos we have of ourselves.
I’d like to offer something new! Think- adult senior photos! These aren’t just a simple business-type head shot, but a photo that is artfully captured by a professional. Me! One of my favorite things about senior photography is when a senior has a true passion and wants to incorporate it into their session. Sure, this can be done very cheesily by some, but I like to take the time to observe and truly try to make a beautiful art piece.
Are you thinking, well I don’t have a passion! Sure you do! Think about what you care about. It could be as simple as drinking coffee. I can turn coffee into art!
There are a million little passions that we have if you take the time to think about it. Fitness, gardening, sewing, baking, a love for animals, shopping, music… the list goes on! I’d love to get to know what energizes you and capture you doing it! You will have these photos forever and be able to pass them down to your kids! Your kids will have something to remember you and will remember you doing what you loved.
Maybe you’re thinking that you’re in your 30′s or 40′s and too “old” to be captured. Well, you were once in your 20′s… wouldn’t you love to have an awesome photograph of you while you were in your 20′s? Now that you’re in your 40′s, someday you’ll be in your 60′s thinking the same thing. Man, I wish I had a picture of myself captured in my 40′s! The point is, it’s never too late. We will always keep getting older. Capture the PRESENT!
Here’s how it works! You book a session with me and you let me know what you would like me to capture! If you can’t figure something out, I can help! If you’re thinking, well, I just love being a mom and would want a picture of me with my kids. Yes, that’s nice, but this is about YOU. As parents, we do so much for our kids. Let’s let this be about us and our legacy. I’m so excited! I hope to hear from you!
Remember… don’t just “think” about doing it. Do it!