Remember that kid in your class who was always sticking a camera in your face? Yeah, that was me. Fortunately, my friends were tolerant, and I have a lot of great memories stored away. We get together now and then to relive our adolescence, laughing at the absurdity of the fashions and our naive, crazy selves.
I’ve always loved photography, but it never occurred to me that it was a likely career choice. I pursued and achieved a BFA with paint and pencil as my media of choice, but never once picked up a camera in a classroom. It was not until my daughter was born that I began to think “Hey, I could do this.” Later, that turned to “Hey, I SHOULD do this.”
Why? For a lot of reasons, but mostly it's because that, as a parent, I know how quickly the time passes. Families like mine and yours share the same struggles, working long hours and worrying about all they’re missing out on in the lives of their children. For me, taking pictures serves not only to mark the milestones in our family’s hectic life, but to remind us of how far we’ve come over the years. Capturing these moments allows us to move forward knowing that our memories are safe in print, able to be recalled at a glance.