I know that I’ve said this before, but here I go again…. I’m really blessed to do what I do. I love photographing people… and capturing someone or something significant, something meaningful, something that has real purpose…. I was reminded tonight, as I was photographing Village Dermatology’s Open House to celebrate their five-year anniversary and their wonderful new office space, that I love capturing “relationship.
And photographing “relationship” allows me to interact with people, as well as observe and capture their interactions with each other….with those whom they know and those they don’t – whether they are family, old friends or new or even perfect strangers…. God created us to be “in relationship” and that is indeed a gift, a blessing… and it is a job. To be in relationship, we must grow and change – be humble, gracious and try to see things from the other side of the fence… or walk a mile in someone else’s shoes…. We must reach out. We must share. We must not be afraid to make an effort to connect, to relate with one another. God gave us voices with which to speak and ears with which to hear…and minds to choose, hearts to feel and hands to touch.
Tonight, I, too, ran into old friends and made some new ones… and I really like that about my job as a photographer… I’m not shy and can carry on a conversation with a wall if the occasion arises, but photographing people celebrating, having fun and enjoying one another is a good thing. As a matter of fact, I ran into one of my summer brides and got to catch up with her and her family. She always brings such joy with her… she lights up and spreads life, light and happiness to those who have the pleasure of knowing or being around her. Thanks Margot for making me smile and to remember why I love what I do!!!