Capturing Life's Transitions: A Year in Review as a Photographer

September 14, 2023

A year can make a world of difference. This statement rang true for me on so many levels last year, as I found myself at a crossroads, both personally and professionally. As I snapped the picture I'm sharing with you today, I was standing at an intersection of change, grappling with the new realities of my life.



My son, Axel, had just started school. The house, once filled with his incessant chatter and laughter, now echoed with an eerie silence. I was at the tail end of my maternity leave, staring down the barrel of a future that promised to be overwhelmingly busy. The path ahead seemed fraught with uncertainty. I was trying to find my footing again, questioning how to balance my personal responsibilities with my professional ambitions. And my photography business, my passion project, was at the heart of this internal struggle.

On that day, I was photographing a family session - a couple I'd known for years, Kate and Quinn. I'd been part of their journey from the very beginning, capturing their engagement and wedding photos. Seeing them transition into parenthood was a full-circle moment that filled my heart with pure joy. The sight of them holding their sons, their faces aglow with love and pride, was incredibly moving. The photographs I took that day was more than just pictures; theyt were the embodiment of their journey and a testament to the beautiful bond they'd nurtured.

Photography, for me, is more than just a profession. It's a connection. It's a way to be a part of people's lives, to witness their journeys, to celebrate their milestones, and to freeze those precious moments in time. It's about capturing the essence of their relationships, the love, the joy, the quiet moments of intimacy. It's about telling their stories through my lens.


This session was a turning point for me. It helped me realize that, despite the challenges and uncertainties, this is what I wanted to do, this is where I wanted to invest my time and energy. I wanted to continue to be a part of people's lives, to be there to capture their most cherished moments. I wanted to continue telling stories through my lens, to continue building genuine connections.

As I look back on that day, I realize that it wasn't just about capturing the transitions in Kate and Quinn's lives. It was about acknowledging and embracing the changes in my own life. It was about finding my path amidst the chaos and uncertainty. It was about realizing that, despite the challenges, I had the strength and resilience to balance my personal life with my professional dreams.

And so, a year later, I stand stronger, surer. I am still a mother, still a photographer, still a storyteller. And as I look forward to the coming year, I'm excited about the new stories I'll get to tell, and the new connections I'll get to make. Because ultimately, that's what photography is all about - capturing life, one frame at a time.

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Capturing Life's Transitions: A Year in Review as a Photographer

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