Friday, May 10, 2013

The Importance of Photography

The subject of photography and the important role it plays in our life has been heavy on my mind. You know that saying "a picture is worth a thousand words"? I think that rings true when you've lost someone close to you.

In the last year I've known directly or indirectly seven families who have suffered the loss of a child or children. It's heartbreaking to imagine and these events have really struck a cord with me. I've been doing photography for almost four years on and off and I cherish being able to capture our life with my camera. If you haven't had your family photos taken in a while, please go and don't put yourself in a position of regret. I'm so thankful we had our family photos done just a few months before dad died. 

Here's a little secret- a good photograph doesn't always mean you have on the perfect outfit or the subject is smiling directly in the camera. Sometimes it means letting go and embracing all the lovely moments of life....


Jennifer Rose said...

Thanks for sharing this. I think a lot about photos and I've always appreciated your insights.