Home. The place where one gets their start. A place to grow, learn, adapt, change and become. I have often debated on what would be the perfect "home" page for my website. Now I finally have found it. I grew up in Wyoming. The mountains are my lifeline. It may sound funny to some, but all of my greatest memories, the ones I cherish and hold dear, always come from the mountains. They nourish me. And I don't get to them often enough, but somehow, it is always when I need it the most. So they will grace the homepage of my website. They will be that compass that reminds me that beauty is always found in the most simple of forms. They remind me that the best memories are those evoked from a picture that may not seem like much to some.
I got my first camera when I was in high school. I still remember that little 35mm Fuji. It was perfect, to me at least. I took a lot of pictures and used a lot of film! But some of the best picture memories I have are from my Grandfather. He always had his camera, so maybe my love of taking pictures stemmed from his. Of course, he was taking pictures to prove how big of fish he caught. But that is what he taught all of us, to enjoy the little moments and to find beauty all around you, even if it is the form of a rainbow trout.
Fast forward, a year or two, and now my camera goes every where with me. You can find me sitting with my front door wide open on a cold night for the first big storm of the year, or carrying my big bag around the baseball fields, or just in the car when I am driving because something may possibly catch my eye.
With that being said, I don't limit myself to any specific type of photography. I just love taking pictures. It can be a person, a building, a flower, or a bowl of pasta. There isn't anything that I don't find beauty or emotion in. I love capturing the real moments in our lives and in the world around us. Capturing a personality, to me, is more important than the perfect smile or pose. We are always looking for that one perfect picture, but the true perfect picture is the one that makes it seem as if that moment in time is happening all over again.
And if it does that, the picture really is worth a thousand words.