Had a lot of fun with this high school senior! 🙂
I remember sitting in my Grandfather's study as a little girl, watching a private slideshow of his latest adventure to an underdeveloped country on the other side of the world. As he transitioned from slide to slide, he would narrate - sometimes with a bit of a chuckle and a twinkle in his eye, sometimes more somber. My world was getting bigger with every click of the remote - and he was loving every minute of it, too.
Ever since then, I've thought that photos are interesting that way. They remind us to tell stories. And they teach us to be a part of a story. To hold onto a dream about the good times and to see something beautiful about even the hardest of times. Photos can remind us, all at once,
that we are blessed,
that time is fleeting,
that there is hope,
that the world is broken,
but the world is still beautiful.
Years after he was gone, I found Grandfather's old Canon film camera and all of his lenses in a closet at my parent's house. I carried it with me that summer and I can still remember carefully snapping each important moment. And then looking through the results of a summer's worth of captures as the film developed. Bliss.
Lots of things have changed. But that moment hasn't; it never gets old: Coming home with a camera full of captures, saying, "Let's see what we have!"
I'm a computer scientist by training; I graduated in 2011 from the University of Notre Dame. (Go Irish!) When I'm not developing software in my home office, you can probably find me with my best friend - my husband, Ryan. We love to travel and spend time with family. I always have at least one project going - whether it's sewing, baking, knitting, or some other sort of crafty endeavor.
Photo by Jaime Arnold Photography.