In case you didn’t see the slideshow, go check out the post below this one, you don’t want to miss it. Although it is a multimedia piece using still images in video format, I still tend to LOVE traditional blogging (and that way you can study individual photographs at your own pace, instead of hitting the pause button)! So, more details on the experience in the post below, but, this was shot on film with 2 lenses (for all that care). Love the look that film gives me for this type of approach, but at the same time there are things that I miss about digital. Verdict is still out, what do you guys think?
I’ve been an active photographer for about 5 years now and have loved every minute of it. I’m fortunate to say I have a successful business that allows me to to what I LOVE to do, and what I LOVE most about my job is working with the people I work with. I love weddings, I love portraits, I love interacting with people and watching their emotions, and being part of those memories. I find it rather corny to say that “I love capturing moments” . . . bleh, it just sounds soooo corny to me. But, what I love most is just being a fly on the wall, a front row seat in the lives of others . . .
About 3 years ago, I came across a set of documentary images by a good friend of mine, Daniel Shaw, who captured an amazing documentary of his wife giving birth to their son. Being the father, it was easy for him to be front and center, and the emotion and pure wonder of child birth was captured with striking imagery. Since then I have always wanted to document an actual birth, and I finally mustered up the guts to do it.
My experience was a whirlwind of 20 hours that is still quite vivid in my memory. They arrived 8pm the night before, and Cason was finally born around 2:15pm the next day. I got very little sleep, but, I didn’t mind. I loved just being able to be there, in the same room as the family, and experience life’s most amazing and sacred events. Maybe I didn’t sleep because I wanted to know what it might feel like to not sleep at all, to help me put myself in a father’s shoes moments before the birth of his first child. In short, I walked away completely amazed at the miracle of life, and how amazing both Kelly and Roger are. Thank you so much for letting me be part of something so special, I will never forget it!
Now, this is the first time I’ve created a slideshow for the blog, would love your thoughts and I’m sure the new mom & dad would love to hear your thoughts as well!