I can’t believe it has been one year since I started up New Shoe Photography. I have met some wonderful people along the way. I learned a lot about business, photography, and most of all, people.
Everyone is beautiful.
I mean it. There is a unique, endearing, beautiful something in every person I have photographed over the past year. Some people have eyes that dance with light, others have luminous skin. Or impossibly shiny hair. Some have a smile that could absolutely stop traffic.
The real beauty is in between the faces.
It’s the love and laughter amongst the family that the camera catches clear as day. Like a mother smiling at her child the way only a mother does. A smile that says, you are my heart. Or a Dad tossing his son up in the air, beaming with pride and enjoying this time to act like a kid again himself. Or brand-new parents taking in the tiny miracle that has blessed their home.
The In-Between moments.
In-Between the posed shots, in-between locations. That’s what I love the most. The silliness of a two-year old hiding behind a tree. Or a bold 7 year old mugging for the camera. A family carefully inspecting a passing grasshopper. Siblings hugging so hard they nearly fall down in a heap of giggles. That is the good stuff. Those are the images I see and gasp with excitement that I caught a little of the magic that connects one person to another.
I am so delighted that I can continue this journey, becoming a better photographer and meeting new people along the way. Thank you to all my clients for letting me share time with your families to capture these moments for you.
You are beautiful. See?
Here's to another great year filled with lots of in betweens. Cheers!