There are so many emotions that are attached to being a photographer and they are the reason we do what we do.
I used to shoot to escape (and at times I still do). Landscapes are fun and there is no pressure to get "that shot”, sometimes they are amazing and others are pretty ordinary but every shot is part of the journey
Excitement happens when your mind wanders to your next project, A head full of ideas and visions and the thoughts of how you can make it happen. Planning the day and what and how you are going to bring the vision to life.
A feeling of Accomplishment as the project takes place and your image comes alive, ironing out the wrinkles and making some changes so that the final product is even better than you imagined.
Pride, the emotion that we don’t always acknowledge, as you stand back and look at what you have done. Taking a moment to admire how great your achievement was.
Yes you remain humble and always remember where you started, but only look back to see how far you have come. I look back at the images from several years ago and my head says OMG what were you thinking? At the same time I realise how important these images were to my journey. Photography is an evolving art and as we chase perfection we just get better and better with every photograph we take.
Gratefulness, What can I say other than how grateful I am for the journey I am on. It started from a place of stress where I had to make a huge decision to leave my comfort zone to do what I truly love. The road has not been smooth, in fact at times I have thought of throwing the towel in but I have a mentor who helps me see what it is that I truly want. I am grateful that my clients trust me to capture their special moments and I love doing what I do.
Life is so good with a camera in my hand and it helps me see all the good there is in the world. A moment in time can be remembered forever and a photograph gives you the ability to remember that moment with even more clarity and emotion.
I am a photographer and I have a gift to share with you,"because every picture tells a story"