Getting there - wherever it is, is not just a matter of clicking my heels. As a photographer who picked up her camera and started shooting her friends and fellow seniors at the time, my love for #seniors
runs deep. I think my curiosity got me into weddings and my love for beautiful things.
I have been looking back and wondering why it was I ever left photographing seniors because my heart was there...and yet my heart was everywhere. I loved shooting weddings too. I’m so glad my first baby, Gwen wasn’t born at the Palmer house because I was there shooting weddings with her within 20 days of her birth. At Buckingham Fountain, I experienced my first contractions shooting a wedding and left the couple in the highly skilled hands of my partner as planned to go to the hospital. Ha! She didn’t come that night but we knew she was close. When she was born I couldn’t even believe she was our baby and we were amazed. When I came home with her I realized caring for her was a full time job and I remember my assistant working by himself in my office. You can’t be two places at once, let alone three sometimes as I might hope. Photographing weddings continued to seem logical to me, I could hand my baby to my husband, he was available Saturday and slowly Senior Portraits melted away. I didn’t really plan that exit.
There were also several things that made my heart start to dream again and my mind started casting a vision for what could be next for me. And then as I have gotten back into it and the rebrand there is so much that made me rethink why I ever let it go. But I can’t go back and those years were good to me. One of my favorite clients (I’ve photographed both her girls senior photos and their weddings) said to me when my second daughter was born that she would go back to those days in a heartbeat if she could and I clung to that and savored those days too for myself.
Tell me friends and #seniors
what journey are you on ??? Where have you ended up that feels like home?
Some are looking forward to college freedoms in a place that feels like home.
Some I know have settled on a career path that makes them feel alive.
Wherever you are I so relate!