Thursday, March 18, 2010

pausing time...

One thing I've learned about myself over the years, I am terrible at expressing myself through words. I express myself through a camera lens. It's how I "feel" life. My friend and fellow photog Alli Gaulin however is great at expressing herself through words. In our photog group, the Pixel Chicks we often refer to her as our resident wordsmith ;) Anyway, yesterday Alli put a post on her blog about how she recently stumbled upon an old image of her daughter and how glad she was to have that photo because of how much her daughter has changed in 2 years. Of course Alli said it much more eloquently than that, but anyway, the point she was making is why I love my job so very much. Moments pass so quickly and I am blessed to be able to capture these "heart of soul" moments for families. Your child changes so quickly. You can't get those moments back, but for an instant you can pause everything...with the click of the shutter. I love that when I revisit my own photos I am immediately taken to that place and time. I love that photography can do that, and I am thankful and blessed that I can do that for you :)

"I am so thankful that I have photography- it's the only way to press the pause button"
~Alli Gaulin

And because I can't leave you without an image....here's a little piece of childhood :)

And...comments are unfortunately still not working correctly. it appears as though I can now publish new comments, however I am not sure if they will be saved or not. And I still have not been able to get back my old comments :( But THANK YOU to all who have still been leaving them. Hopefully this problem will get figured out soon!!

till next time...

13 comments:

Katherine said...

Who needs words with a lovely photo like that! :)

Amanda said...

beautifully written and beautiful quoted! i love it! and i love the shot!

Chelsey said...

Oh Hayley, this makes me happier than I could ever tell you xoxo :)

Yvonne said...

cute image! My daughter has those same shoes! LOVE!

Denise Snyder said...

LOVE that image Hayley! And oh how wonderful and perfect is that quote from Alli!

Jen said...

I just love everything about this post, Hayley. Its so so true. Thank you for the reminder. And- i just adore that photo. just a perfect capture of childhood. :)

Shannon said...

So true childhood goes by so quickly. I try to remember that and take images to be memories.

Natasha Whiteley said...

oh I love that! beautiful!

Jaidean said...

What an adorable photo! and I'm with you...much better expressing myself through photos than words! Love Alli's quote!

Kara May said...

I **LOVE** this photo. Simply 'childhood'. sigh...

kim said...

well put!

Kim Burnham said...

love this! thanks for the reminder to pause... and celebrate the moments:)

sherry boles~ said...

Although you do a fabulous job speaking through your camera lens, this post is a wonderful reminder!