Thursday, January 24, 2013

Baby Sell | Utah Baby Photographer

My photography is evolving, and yet it is not, all at once. Such a contradiction.

I used to think I was a terrible photographer. My color isn't always the greatest, but after discovering I have a severe color vision deficit, (REALLY...after all these years!) I decided that wasn't always my fault and it is something I am striving to work through and repair, so editing takes me longer then it might someone else.

I sometimes get found looking at others work and then comparing my own to them. Guess what Kim? You aren't them. They are not you. They may be creating something beautiful and unique, but that does not mean that you are not creating the same thing through your lens. The difference? You see it differently then they do. Guess what else Kim? That is 100% okay because the things you do see, the moments you do capture are just as unique and beautiful and say so much about YOU. As long as you keep shooting and working at getting to be who you want to be...that is all that matters. As long as you are having fun doing it, that is all that matters.

Then, I have a session like this one, and it brings tears to my eyes and I remember...I shoot the way I do because that is how I see. Others may not love it, it may not be artsy enough, or modern enough, or pushing the edge or the limits, but is is how I see, and these moments can never be captured again...they are each precious and unique and say so much about the people in them.

There is love. So much love. You can feel it. There is happiness, a lot of it and you can feel that also. 

This is what my work is all about. This is why I will never put down the camera. These precious, fleeting moments.

Love you Evonne. I think your goal is teaching me to capture more moments in my own life. In front of and behind the camera.

Thank you for letting me capture you before the moments are gone forever.




JBeagley said...

As fun as it is to see babies photographed in hammocks and flower pots, those aren't the "real" moments captured. I love looking through photos and remembering the feeling of holding that precious babe in my arms. Sometimes I can hear the giggle, the cry, the peaceful sound of sleeping.
We don't put our babies in flower pots or hammocks, so it's hard for me to really connect to those type of photos, adorable as they are. I love that your lens captures "real" moments, everyday moments. Keep using the amazing gift you have, the gift of feeling. After all, feeling doesn't need color.

Sell...Party Of 5 said...

I think the comment above says it perfectly...I love the "real" moments.

You are a wonderful photographer, and so talented friend...please don't forget that.

Thank you oodles for these images.

Amy said...

Some of my favorite photos are of Colby when we came to your house when he was 6 mo old. You whipped open your window, grabbed your camera and said you couldn't help yourself. You create art, and you also create smiles in the people viewing your art! You are one of my biggest inspirations! Maybe one day I'll grow up to be Kim :)

Emily said...

I think you are the perfect photographer. For reals. And I shall have you do our family shots this year. Also for reals.

Manda Jane Clawson said...

I am soooo jealous of your photography! You have a talent for finding beauty in everything. Everyone looks naturally happy in your photos, and the images you do of babies.... swoon :) You are one crazy talented lady!!

Manda Jane Clawson said...

And when I say "crazy talented" it means "freaking awesome" :)

Lindsey from The R House said...

I love it all. ALL.