I have always loved the concept of being able to freeze a single moment in time through photography.
When I received my first camera, I fell in love after taking my first picture. Looking back, the quality of the camera was less than ideal, but it was enough to push me forward to explore the world of photography.
Since then, my passion has exponentially grown, and my knowledge has increased. I'm constantly learning new things to improve my skills and become a better photographer.
As I've grown, I like to see how I've improved and how my style has gradually changed. This is easy to do because every picture offers visible variation.
Also, one of the things I love to do is look back at old pictures for the stories they tell. Every picture has a story, and they can be used to keep memories alive.
That's one of the things I cherish about being a photographer. My favorite part of the job is helping people capture the special moments in life.
Recently, I was privileged to take photos of a proposal for two of my good friends. This was my first time shooting a proposal, and I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of it. The smiles and genuine love shared between these two people was so evident, and I was able to capture some of that "magic" in picture form. These pictures will last a lifetime, if not longer.
Being a photographer becomes really humbling job when you think about it from the perspective that you are able to help people preserve memories in a very tangible, visible way.
But you don't necessarily need to be a photographer or own a high-dollar camera in order to store memories.
So, whether it be on an iPhone or "fancy" camera--preserve the special moments in life. Take a couple of photos, but don't forget to enjoy the moment.
Also, shameless plug... If you ever need a photographer in the Oklahoma area, I'd be more than happy to chat with you. You can visit my website to view my portfolio and find out more information.