dark chocolateGRATITUDE JOURNAL
I eat a piece of dark chocolate after every meal because I love it so much (Even just a little square! In some ways I'm such a creature of habit!)
In my own life, my heart cherishes small and daily graces - flower petals, rain drops on the window, birds landing on tree branches, sunlight streaming through leaves. Having a camera in my hand is a way that I practice gratitude for all of these things. And when I chase light I see miracles. I see the way the sun shines through at just the right moment, and I see something magical happen that I couldn't control, but just be in awe of. I guess photography for me is my way of touching a piece of heaven that my heart longs for. A way of worshiping God and saying, I see you. I see you. I see you. May the eyes of my heart never stop seeing.
Some people say that we chase the things that we love, but for me, photography has always chased me. I've always had an eye for detail and story and being able to step back and see a situation. And with a camera, I see the power that it has in other people's lives. It gives me great joy to see people and watch them come alive in front of the camera - to see people who were once nervous to entrust me with being vulnerably themselves and to see the beauty in who they are. The camera lens is ultimately a window to seeing God, in people, and in His world.
"IT GIVES ME GREAT TO SEE PEOPLE AND WATCH THEM COME IN FRONT OF THE CAMERA."