Despite the news with the terrible tragedies I just try to pray for and hope they go away, despite all the things brewing in the sea I still feel a sense of blessed moments.
I can't get over how many opportunities I have to see people in their happiest moments, their biggest memories. Within my heart I know this is what I was meant to do. I am meant to witness these joyous occasions for the babies birthdays, Christmas events, Engagements and Weddings, all the photos as everyone gets older and those smiles get bigger. So yeah excuse me as I am an over emotional person. I truly feed on these sweet emotions to drive my life.
Photography is more than clicking a button and forget about all the business side of it, but for me it is a way of life. All the emotions, senses within an image. I am often reminded of the little things that bring a smile, the small moments that pass so quickly but write a story in our hearts. I am searching for the light in which a moment is defined and perfectly documented. I am in that moment far longer than most. I see, feel and relive those moments behind my desk. To document is to truly see the beauty of all that is presented in our Earth. A strong feeling of thankfulness is within me and I can't wait to be there for so much more.
What a strange but cool thing to witness...
I watched the kids in their excitement as they wondered through their solar glasses on what exactly is happening to the sun. I tried to answer the best way a could. I tried to photograph accordingly without professional equipment as I didn't want to risk frying a sensor in my DSLR cameras.
The sun changed, the air got cooler and the color changes in the atmosphere were something like the twilight zone. This was something different to reflect on from the normal day to day (especially for a Monday) All in all I there was a sense of difference as My kiddos and I sat next to some people we knew and others that we didn't, discussing how amazing it is to be a part of something on this ordinary day. Just looking around and hearing the voices exclaim their favorite parts of the change was more than I expected from the eclipse. In an instant in my heart I thought how so many people just like us all slowed down, or even stopped in that moment. We all looked to the heavens to witness a rare but beautiful not so ordinary occurrence. It is moments like these that define people who are no longer strangers but defines our unity, our likeness that we see in another. We are all under the same sun, the same moon.
I am blessed to see more than just the sun hiding for a few minutes but to witness the fellowship, how we join in days to enjoy our experiences on Earth!
Feel Playing in creeks, following the sun and seeing so many smiles is enough to effect change. Change in the way you see details and how closely you pay attention to the things we call life. Busy season with sessions is in full swing and we are about to switch up to the Fall Mode pretty soon. We here in the Carwile home are transitioning out of Summer mode and back into school mode. So yeah I am passing myself coming and going. This new website also needed to go up and I feel like the little one in the creek, soak and wet but full of life. I decided to start blogging and letting you in on a little bit of me that goes into this photography life.
2018 seems to be coming just as fast as 2017 has flown. I can't wait to see what comes in the upcoming year as well. Feel free to come visit this page and comment with some of your stories along the way. I am truly blessed to see you all even if sometimes it's virtually!