I love looking through other photographer's websites and blogs and admiring the beauty of the art they create. I love when an image is sharp enough, with just the right amount of light, and including eyes that "pop".
But sometimes...it's not about image quality.
I am doing some late-night editing tonight and was looking through some images from a session for my cousin and his wife.
Is this not a gorgeous couple?
Seriously. They are gorgeous. We had a wonderful setting to work with, a perfect lighting scenario, and two lovely subjects.
Shortly after finishing this session at my grandparents' farm, I headed into get my girls from Grandma's house.
And with camera in hand, I witnessed this...
In the first image, Claire was pulling my Grandma into the other room to show her where she had "hidden" a little toy mouse that was supposed to scare her. I love the motion in the shot. I love that you can see my grandma's cabinets in the kitchen we grew up in. I love that she's wearing a shirt that she has worn ever since I can remember. And I LOVE that my Claire-bear is fortunate enough to have great-grandparents.
While they "found" the mouse, I snuck in to listen to Harlee-girl play Grandma's piano (the one that I plunked around on as a young girl). I love the fact that you can see my wedding photo on top of the piano. I love that Grandpa's hats are still stacked in the corner (he's been gone over three years now). I love that there is a little piece of the window from the front door showing past the paneling through the opening into the living room. And I LOVE that my Harlee is so content to be playing the piano at her great-grandma's house.
I sure do love this life God has given me. <3