Blogging can be like a once-a-month thing, right? (eye-roll here) Right, ok then.
I tend to hover this weird line of being VERY friendly (I really do just love everyone. Its hard for me to meet people I don't like, and even then their lives are insanely fascinating to me) and being a home hermit. My alone time can be like a comforting blanket, and as much as I like people and their stories I love to be by myself and quiet as well. All that being said, new people and their stories are the best. When I first started getting calls from people I didn't know, it was a little intimidating, but quickly became a HUGE bonus of doing what I love (taking their pictures). In the process I have found these amazing people, some I jokingly refer to as my "kindred spirits" that I didn't even realize were living so close by! Meeting these individuals, these families, these couples, their children and babies... its just the best. Portraying them, or "telling a story about them" (one day I'd love to be referred to as a "storyteller" thru my photos) makes me see them in a super personal way sometimes. I am truly convinced that everyone has lots of good and fascinating stories inside of them.
Which brings me to a few of those kindred spirits I wanted to share on here... my seniors. (Can I call them 'mine'? I tend to do that. Maybe its because I've spent hours pouring over there smiles and hair and light, etc.) I also like to pretend that my senior moments were just the other day, so you know... my super fun youthfulness makes us relate. (haha! just kidding, I do realize I haven't been a teenage in quite a long time now) Ah!! YOUTHS!! (In a Schmidt voice from New Girl) I love doing these. I love these beautiful, interesting, energetic and fun humans. I love their ideas, how they like to try new things and aren't too self-conscious yet about how the images will turn out. Most of all, I've gotten to photograph GOOD kids this year. Smart, fun, ambitious, loving, charitable seniors that are beautiful inside and out. I'm pretty happy and blessed to know each one of them.