Why do I love photography?
Why did I choose to be in the business of photography?
Well thanks for asking! First of all I enjoy being creative and artsy, but I could use those skills in many other careers. What keeps me loving this business is catching emotion and freezing it in time. When a customer can't stop looking at their photographs years after the session, I know I've done my job right. A photograph lets you savor a memory and tell a person's life story. Like these.... Yes, these are just personal snapshots of me and my older brother Corey, but they mean so much to me. (sidenote.. Corey might kill me if he ever finds this post) You see Corey may have been my annoying big brother, but by the time this football photo was taken, he had become my best friend.
The day after his high school graduation party, Corey was involved in a horrific car accident. He had fallen asleep at the wheel and the car was ripped to shreads. After being transported by life-flight to a high trama center, we learned his injuries included broken ribs, collaped lungs, multiple spinal fractures, spleen damage, and many other "minor" cuts all over his body. We didn't know if he was going to make it, but by to GRACE OF GOD, 17 days later we got to bring him home! I can't even explain the emotions my family and I went through over this time.
This week marked 10 years since Corey's accident. I look back at pictures and realize how far we've all come since then. We've all learned to savor every moment we've been given. By all scientific accounts, Corey should have died that day. God had a bigger plan for him. He has since graduated from college, married an amazing woman, and blessed our family with two precious little girls.
So while photographing this family session for Corey's family, I couldn't help but be reminded of how much I truly love what I do. This family is a miracle and this photograph is part of their story.
All of my customers have their own story. I like to take my time and get to know a bit about each of them so I can do my very best to capture what is important to them. Thank you all for giving my the opportunity to be a your photographer and record your memories for years to come!
Much Love, -B
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Crying my eyes out. .this is so beautiful. In so blessed to be a part of such a wonderful...precious family. Love you and so very proud of you!
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