Wednesday, November 03, 2010

My Photography

Photography provides many opportunities. I can photograph majestic landscapes, highlighting gorgeous details of nature. I can photograph architecture, showing off its fine lines and details. I can photograph flowers, bugs or birds,  capturing their natural beauty.

Yes, I shoot those things. Sometimes.

They are not my photography.

My photography exists in the moment. The face. The expression. The hands outstretched. The simple smile. Capturing the age and stage of the moment. Knowing when he's twenty five I can still see him at five. The moments of joy. Pure, unadulterated joy.

That is my photography.

I want to capture the feeling of the moment. The internal part of me that hums a bit louder when I see his face. The part of me that glows with love in a way I've never experienced. The part of me that laughs out loud watching who he is and who he is becoming.

I want to capture the "I love you moments." The "you're the best momma in the world" smiles. Those are the photographs with the most meaning for me.

My life.

The rest are fine photos. The rest will be appreciated.

My photography is the photography of emotion and connection and family.

And that, is good enough for me.


Today is the last day to register for Your Life: Captured Through The Lens. I'd love to have you join me.


Kimberly {YeP, they are all mine} said...

Perfectly stated. You're amazing!

Myra said...

That, Katrina, sums up the pull of photography for moms like us. To be able to capture "I love you" on a photo distinguishes you as an artist. It's a gift not everyone has instinctively, and that's what you are so talented at sharing with your classes. It's the kind of photographer I want to be. said...

I agree...When I finally got it thru my think head that all I really cared about was the emotion shots - there was a kind of peace. I know we need to have the document shots and I love to do those, my heart is captured when I see THAT shot. The one I didn't expect, the one that makes my heart go pitter pat. You do have such a gift, thank you for sharing with all of us Miss K!

Donna G. said...

Your son's facial expressions just crack me up! He is one cutie!! =)


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