I was browsing one of my friend’s blogs today (Yvonne Niemann: check her out!) and I found this article that she had linked to. And although I’ve seen similar articles around and about, I hadn’t really taken the time to read through it entirely – and I thought it would be beneficial to share here.
I often wonder if others know what exactly goes into their custom portrait session, the time that is involved and the heart that goes into creating their artwork. The shutter release is only the very beginning of the hours that are spent behind the scene culling, editing, communicating, ordering, packaging, delivering, not to mention the education, bookkeeping, scouting locations, purchasing the best professional gear on the market…the list goes on.
Photography IS art. It’s beautiful, timeless, emotive and should become the heirlooms that are passed down through the generations of your family. I love the fact that I get to create artwork for people. And that the artwork features their most prized, precious and heart-felt treasure: their family.
Food for thought. =) Happy Thursday!
And on an entirely different note, I thought I’d pull one from the archives; this family has been in my thoughts lately as they fly to Ethiopia this week to bring home their 4 newest kiddos!!!
Put this incredible family in your Google Reader, follow them, support them and send up a little prayer for them!