June 1, 2018
The love for what I do becomes 360.
If you know me, worked with me, or have browsed through my web pages, you will know what pulls on my heart strings as a photographer. A passion that starts with documenting your story to printing portraits that will shout your legacy for the generations ahead.
In this digital age, our stories have become a swipe and the desire to hold an actual image is being lost in an illusion (or idea) that our documented lives are just fine tucked away in these tiny devices we carry around. Let’s face it, we are a generation on the go and our lives are trying to keep up. What we lose in the process are those moments when we can truly exhale and enjoy what matters most.
When I began to discover my love for the camera, what I truly discovered was the power of an image when I held it in my hands…printed. I saw emotions & details of stories unfold in a way I didn’t see exist as I was in the midst of each one. I could stop and exhale for another moment, one that belonged to only me. ‘You can’t get time back with someone but you CAN relive it through a photograph.’
These photos are from my daughter’s San Francisco City Hall Wedding. Of course, I have many photos of this beauty (my #1 muse, willingly and not so willingly as she was growing up, lol!) Many photos with many stories. This time it was on her terms and showing up for HER was most important. It was very surreal as a mom.
I witnessed her share those two words that will forever change her life and this documented day is not only for them, but for what lies ahead. It didn’t hit me until I went to share their first photo (with many tears in motion) and thought that one day, these photos will be held by my own grandkid(s) and they will share a story. Their story. Where it all began. I realized the passion I have for placing actual prints in hands, putting a stamp on legacies, is a reality and does matter. This became my own reality… my own 360.
We started at a nearby Hotel to get ready and made our way to San Francisco City Hall. If you haven’t visited the SF City Hall, be sure to scroll down to see it…you won’t regret it. 🙂