I started this blog to help gain insight into my world of photography. Photography for me is a way to create lasting memories or as I like to say “timeless occasions”. It has been said that a single photograph can be defined in 1,000 words (or more). I have to agree. The photograph below has two sisters; the one on the left doesn’t look like she was happy to be there. Maybe she is just a serious person, or she may have just not wanted her picture taken in that moment. No matter what the reason for her face not having a smile, she created a lasting memory for her family. Her parents said that is her to a T.
I love capturing the moment and seeing the beauty in the average. Like this photograph; a young girl Easter Egg hunting. She has a look of such fascination and determination. She wants those eggs in her basket. You will actually see more of her, because that is my youngest child. This was her first Easter being able to hunt the eggs and she had a blast.
So I guess I need to now introduce myself. I am Allison Sanders, a wife and mother of 3. I am also a Photographer. Photography has been a passion of mine since the days of my youth. When I am at a session; I do all that I can to make my clients feel at ease. I want more for my clients than a simple pose and snap picture. I want them to be able to look back on those memories; smile and remember the little moments. The way the breeze cooled them from the hot sun. The joy of capturing an age of their children when everything was magical.
I have a current Mother’s Day Session running:
This includes up to 20 professional images from the session digitally delivered to you. I do not charge my clients for their images, I will verbally give (and if need written) the right to print your portraits where you would like.
Rain can be a beautiful thing. It can bring about new life, but for a photographer; it can completely shut down a session.
My Apologies for not having a post last week. I had several setbacks and so I am returning this week to give you more insight into my world.
Rain can be a beautiful thing. It can bring about new life, but for a photographer; it can completely shut down a session. I live in a part of the country that rain is inevitable. The subtropical climates are perfect playground for rain. There are special additions for cameras to be able to take outstanding photographs, but they are not at my liberty for the time being. So it got me thinking about how most would just cancel or reschedule a session for a better day, or pray and watch the weather to try to get in a few good shots.
Rain doesn’t have to ruin your day. Find a dry place to shoot from. A place you can keep your equipment in good working order and the rest is art. There will be places that don’t exactly inspire. Like these two images below:
Mud and water are not the most eye-catching. I personally still see potential. So with the bad, a seed of inspiration is planted. The next three images are where ordinary, not so beautiful objects met the rain and created an harmoniously beautiful scene.
To capture a falling drop of water is a thrill and I find peace and beauty in it. I may not be the best writer, but I know I will continue to mature a grow in my photography. The reason I know this, is that I will continue to push myself to find that one special moment when even a tiny splash of water can be captured. It can grow that seed of inspiration. It will allow me to use the freedoms I have to nurture that growth and turn something that may be ordinary. Into somethings extraordinary.
So you ask how this is a How To article? I don’t have steps for this journey, but hopefully it has helped you plant a seed within yourself and inspired you to reach for your own greatness.