The Start of My Photography Journey / by traci A delisser

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This little girl came into my life one cold December day in 2011 and boy she has sparked some many evolutions of myself and so many questions.

My mother always told me, when I complained about not loving my job back in my 20’s and feeling that I had no purpose, that nothing gives you a sense of purpose as when you have a kid. I think she was partly right as it relates to me as being a mother has made me question my life even more than I ever expected.

But motherhood has brought me a different way of seeing the world visually. I yearned to capture Ari in a way that would capture her essence as I saw it and all the photo sessions we did with various photographers didn’t seem to do her justice. So I got a DSLR, watched youtube, bought a whole bunch of books and attended a few workshops and learned to use the cameral on manual mode, worked on composition, begged people to let me take their photos for practice and luckily, Ari was a willing subject. I realized that I love moody photographs over light and airy - It seems to represent all the questions I had inside of me and how I view life. Light and happy moments filled with love yet mixed with questions, doubt and fear.

Now photographing others is a business. One that would not be possible if I didn’t follow the nudge to learn.

Are there any nudges prodding you today? Follow them, you never know what beauty lies down the road.

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