It's 2 am and I have been searching blogs for quite some time now. Lately, I have been obsessed with searching for blogs-for inspiration-through words and photography. My obsession with photography started with my wedding. When looking for the perfect wedding photographer, I stumbled upon magic...Wedding photography, Engagements, Babies, Families-BLISS. I became intrigued with getting a glimpse into people's lives, a glimpse through a photographers' eyes. After my wedding, and my own disappointment with my wedding photos, I became, I would say, obsessed, with photography. I had a career position at the time, that allowed me a bit of down time, and I used that down time, searching photographers websites. I find photography so beautiful. Simply beautiful! It's like a sneak-peak into someone's life. You are a visitor in their dream world. In that moment, it's a glimpse of a moment in time, a moment in their life, forever captured on film. And in that moment, there is simplicity. Black and White, Color, Smooth lines, Crisp Colors, Sharp Edges, Softness-Beautiful. In that moment, this new couple, these Newlyweds aren't arguing over him leaving his dirty clothes all over the house, or wet towels on the floor. He isn't accusing her of going shopping or being spoiled. Their not arguing over money or family or stonewalling. They're not hurting each other by things said, or words unspoken. In that moment, their in love. And that's all you see. Simple-Love. Beautiful Love. Life. No Chaos. And there is Chaos. We all know there is. People fight, people argue, people disagree. That's life. But you don't capture that on film. Weddings are magical places, magical events. Everyone loves weddings, you'll never see a couple more happy, more in-love, more care-free. The world is their oyster. Their life is just beginning...And that is what you see come through the photos and it's magical.
With Children-enough said. Children are simple creatures. They just are, no rhyme or reason. They emit beauty just by being. And that moment is forever captured in time. That smile, that laugh, that curly cue, those baby feet, tiny hands, belly roll, belly button, dimply cheeks. You stopped time for a moment, and in that image they will forever be 1 day old, 1 week old, 1 month old, 1 year old.
I feel as though I have tapped into this magical world with blogging. I am discovering all these beautiful, unique people, and I am in awe...simple, pure, raw, utter awe. And, it has inspired me to seek that out in myself. Lately, I just feel like I have this bug, this tick that I can't quite squelch. I feel like I am going to burst with energy and I don't know what to do with it. My husband, my love, my strength, my guide, my support, has given me a photoshop program, and I think with what time I can find at the end of each very long, very exhausting day, I am going to delve into it, and devote my time to that, so instead of just wishing I could offer the gift of photography to others, and to my daughter through pictures, I will be that much closer to actually doing it. I am also going to try to write more, devote more time to searching within myself. I used to love to write. Short stories, drafts for books, poetry, letters, notes, and then I just stopped. Where did it go? I'm om a mission to find it. Wish me luck!
In my searching, I discovered this http://lyrynyacoe.blogspot.com/ and found this
http://hofferphotography.com/blog/. Seriously in love with this man's photography. Astounding, so beautiful. I seriously cried. Cried at the beauty. Cried for these couples and their love. Cried for joy that they will have these moments frozen forever in time. Cried, wishing I had the same. Cried wishing I could give this gift that he has to others. Absolutely beautiful. I am in love with what he does with the engagement ring at each different photo shoot. He always finds a way to incorporate the ring into the stage/setting of the shoot. So unique. I think I found a new obsession.