Monday, May 7, 2012

What's Up....

I know I've been a little MIA so I thought I would fill you in on "What's Up" with me....
A few months back I took a photography course and learned more about how to use my camera in manual mode....that would be the scary "M" on your dial.  Well let's just say that a whole new world opened up for me.

I have been obsessed with taking pictures for as long as I can remember really.  My dad was into photography while I was growing up and even had a darkroom in our basement.  I remember sitting in the corner watching as he dipped the paper into different dishes of chemicals until the picture began to emerge.  It was like magic.

In high school my best friend and I did our own photoshoot by setting up a tripod and camera with a timer.  I picked different spots in the yard where the light was good and set up camera and tripod, pressed the button and ran to get in place before it snapped.  My friend died 3 years ago last week and I treasure those photos, as a matter a fact, one of the photos is framed and sitting on my dresser and I glance at it every morning.

What I love about photography is the ability to capture the moment.  It is really the only way to stop time.  There are big moments to capture, such as weddings, pregnancy, newborn babies, a family that feels complete.  There are also the day to day moments like pancakes dripping in syrup, a child's proud face after making their first goal, the sun streaming in while your partner reads a book in their favorite chair.  I love capturing all of it.

So I am on a new adventure....trying to capture the moments.  It's exactly what I am supposed to be doing.  I can feel it.  I hope you'll come along with me and let me know what you think of the photos I share as I truly value your insight.

Here are a couple photos from the engagement session I just shot with Sarah and Josh.  They are such a gorgeous, dare I say "Hot", young couple who are so fun and so in love.  They met in the same beach community that my husband and I met so it was so meaningful to all of us to return to this place to take their engagement photos.  We had such a great day!!!

Be Well.


  1. You truly have a great eye for this, Harmony!

  2. So awesome!!! Another shared love we have! crazy, huh?! Well, not surprising though....
    13 days.
    can not wait for our retreat!