Creative photographers understand that the creativity is from within, not from “getting ideas” from other creative photographers. You will never grow as a creative photographer as long as you are looking to copy truly creative photographers.
I am a very lucky photographer. I get to meet incredible people becoming incredible parents. And I also get to meet some very fascinating professionals. One recent family I photographed is very unique and I had such a wonderful time with them. They get it and they are so smart.
Today, on Memorial Day, I am reminded of a photography project that I created a couple of years ago called “Images From The Homefront”. In that photo project I created portraits of military families attempting to express the emotions of each family who loves and supports a member of our military.
The children who’ve stood in front of my camera have conditions including autism, Asperbeger’s syndrome, high risk infant development delay, craniofacial deformity and attention deficit disorder. I was simply blown away by the strength, determination, courage and love that these families share. Listening to their stories moved me in a way that is hard to describe, especially as a mother of three healthy children.