The neighborhood we live in is so incredibly friendly, I can hardly stand it. Each day Bauer and I take a walk, and since there’s so much to see we practically explore a new area each time. There’s a pet store nearby, a hair salon, a cafe, a diner, a hardware store, a florist, a market, a barber. A rose garden. Two lakes, miles and miles of streets with lovely houses filled with kind people & pups. Parks, playgrounds. Community houses. More parks. It’s amazing. All of these “places” provide for great content here on my blog.
One thing I want to place greater emphasis on is photography on my blog. Did you know I studied photography in college? It was one of my majors, actually. Yeahhhhh. The years between 2003 and 2008 were filled with a lot of photography. My hands used to smell like fixer. Clothes stained from it. Zack and I used to take a roll of film each time we saw each other in the summer during our dating years ~ I think it’s one of my favorite memories of us :] I feel like those years I immersed myself in the trade were years I was able to really appreciate. Taking time to focus on the little details life birthed me each day…
I remember taking so much time to document a particular “thing” instead of the scene as a whole. I remember saying to people, Trust me, once you see the photo you’ll get it. They didn’t understand at the time what I was trying to capture, but once they saw, they did. I’ve had such a soft spot for photography but these last couple of years I’ve let it harden ~ with all the chaos brought on by unemployment and months of sadness/frustration and moving 600 miles only to start my business, ironically I let something that meant so much slip away. I had given up… Until now.