Since I started being a photographer, I have known deep down that one of the things I need to do to become a better artist is to view my camera as an extra appendage. I have known about the need to bring it with me many places I go, because I can't tell you how many moments have passed me by in life that I know I could record, but I haven't. I have spent years letting overwhelming beauty pass me by. As much as you try to let a moment soak in and tell yourself you'll remember it forever, you often simply don't.
This is the whole point of a photograph to me: to document a moment. It just a shutter click that takes a fraction of a second, and it is captured forever. I often try to imagine what it would have been like to live in the era when photography was invented. How eerie it must have been to see what one really looked like, completely frozen in that moment forever. I guess it is hard to imagine. My generation has had cameras in its face and at its fingertips forever - maybe even less than the current generation. No cell phone is without a camera now, and so many children have cell phones. It is strange to imagine how different it would have been to have been raised in a world like that.
Anyway, I am resolved to document more moments in my life. The below moments were documented on the day Ayron and I photographed a wonderful engagement session at the farmer's market. We strolled around the market after the session was over and enjoyed ourselves and the gorgeous June morning.
These photographs inspired me to eat more fruit:
Ayron's reward for a morning of hard work? Coffee. Mine? Flowers.
Here's to documenting many more beautiful moments.