I was so excited to get myself into the studio this morning. I photograph newborn babies quite often – typically around 100x year, but for some reason – I was jumping up and down for this session today. Partly, because I LOVE photographing siblings. There is such a unique connection between sisters & brothers… it is a very intangible thing that makes me smile. Anyway – short post, but had to share photos of these two lovely ladies from this morning!!!
I’ve decided to continue on with 3 more posts on “A letter on my door step.” This will be post 3 of 5 total before the end of this blog heading. I feel like after the mass distribution and hundreds of thousands that have graced the pages, e-mailed me, and all of the amazing stories that I’ve had the chance to read, that I need to follow through for all that have started following my blog because of the post. In case you’ve missed any up until now, here is the order or far and what to expect coming up.
1. A letter on my door step: Portraits are more than paper
2. A letter on my door step: The follow-up
3. A letter on my door step: Waves formation (the post you are on right now)
4. A letter on my door step: Picture the results (coming soon)
5. A letter on my door step: Family (coming soon)
So obviously I’m sure to most that have been reading my recent posts and seeing the mass response – my personal view of what has happened is best described as a wave formation. Lovely description of such a thing in nature can be found at Action Sports Maui. I have personally had such extreme highs and lows the past 3 days – but I stand strong in the fact that I believe I did the right thing by posting the letter. The stories/experiences/feelings that came pouring in to me are overwhelming, while giving me such renewed faith in human nature and the the value of family, love and the healing power a photograph can give to them.
Emotions that have been expressed mostly by communications to me from viewers: Belonging – Love – Sorrow – Pride – Calm – Gratitude/Thanks – Empathy – Will… and that is just to start.
Call to action was what amazed me the most. I’ve had so many people telling me they picked up their cameras to photograph their loved ones immediately.
I guess from here, I would love to share a few images from my readers out there. If you happen to have picked up your camera and have taken a shot of a family member because of reading this post – or if you had some images taken at a portrait session, please share. Feel free to e-mail them to me at my gmail account: firstname.lastname@example.org. I of course can’t post everything everyone sends, so don’t feel slighted if I don’t post yours – but would love to post a few on my next post. I’ll just take the first 6 or 7 images I receive. Please – if you send something that a professional photographer took, also send a release with it and if you are the photographer, please include a logo on your image so you get credit. Only rated “G” photos please! If you have a little paragraph to go with an image about you or how this impacted you – I would love to add a little about it too.