It is November, the month we concentrate a little more on the blessings in our lives. Today I want to say thank you to all of my wonderful photography clients who have kept returning to me over the years. It's been a learning and growing experience, and still its. When I first started I remember I would get so nervous. I would literally shake. I would pray on my way to each session for calm nerves, and give thanks for the opportunity to take someones pictures. I made a promise to myself that when I got to the point that I no longer needed to pray for calm nerves, I would never stop giving thanks to God for this gift of creativity I have been given. To this day you can bet I say a prayer of thanks before each and every session.
Photography goes deeper than filling a need to create. We've all experienced love. The blow of loss has touched us all. A picture gives us something tangible to hold onto from the past. That is why it is so important to me. That is why it is so important to you. And that is why I take pictures.
So today let me express my gratitude to all of you. May you know that you have blessed my life in so many ways. You've helped my family through struggling school years, given me reason to push myself in ways I may not otherwise have, and created lasting friendships.
Today, and everyday, I am thankful. For you, and for this gift we all have within our reach. Photography.