Being in the Moment

I love taking pictures.  Almost more than being in the actual moment sometimes.

{I know sometimes it is good to step away from the camera and live life.  But that is another post.  Today I want to talk about how I love being behind the camera.}

There is something about capturing a moment and then to be able to look back on it...forever.

I think as a semi-introverted, reserved, people watcher, and highly sensitive to what goes on around me, taking pictures allows me to take note of the big and small details around me.

Jamie Beck, says this about photography:
For many of the shoots we do they are typically “on location”.  I love this.  I love discovering a new place, being inspired by the way it makes you feel and letting that be a part of the difiniation of what you are there to create.  The first thing I do when I come to a new space is to watch the light.  I spend a day with the location and watch it… live, if you will.  I photograph it quiet and empty so that I may better begin to write the song we need to sing.
To be a writer of a song we need to sing...I just love that!

Of all the moments I have photographed, nothing quite gets me as engagement sessions.  Something about being a part of a couple's intimate season of engagement, taking photos of them interact as they are more intertwined with each other than any other thing in this world, and getting to be a small part of their love story, moves me in ways beyond what I have ever experienced.  I literally get goose bumps.

The heart can be such a private matter at times.  And it is amazing to be able to capture a glimpse into one's most inner being.  Their heart.  True Love.

I am a romantic.  Not only am I so privileged to experience my own love story...but I get to play a part in capturing the love story of others.

A love story that will forever be looked back upon.  Memories to hang on walls and adorn photo albums.  A story of two lives becoming one.

I love what I do.


Wedding season is among us and I am excited to join my sweet hubby in capturing these special days over the next few months!  I am trying to be better at incorporating and updating what we are doing over at Urke Photography here at Domestic Fashionista.  So consider this post a brief catch up of this last year!  If you haven't had the chance, I would love for you to hop on over and see what we have been up to!