I had a conversation with a friend recently that really made me reflect.  We were talking about our lives, careers and futures etc. and she was saying that she just doesn’t know where she’s heading.  She’s still trying to figure out what she wants to do with her life.

I paused, and remembered those days of uncertainty and frustration, and was immediately flooded with gratitude to know what I want to do, and have the opportunity to do it!

I love what I do.  I love the opportunity to have a window into peoples lives, and for a few moments, interact with them.  I love capturing the smiles, the hugs and even the tears.

But you know what my favorite moment is?

When they get to see their pictures.  When a small smile sneaks across their face as they look for the first time at the images taken through my viewfinder…my window into their lives.

I’m grateful to get to do what I do, and for the people who make it possible.  I’m blessed beyond measure, and I don’t want to ever take it for granted.

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