Suspension Bridge // Gazebo Roof
I used to take a lot of photos. Scratch that, a TON of photos. I was obsessed; my camera was seldom not around my neck, ready to snap pictures. I have countless photos of practically everything I did throughout high school; every event from the epic to the mundane. I loved it, both taking the pictures and documenting my memories for the future.
One day I realized that I was living my life behind my lens. Rather than experiencing time with my friends and family, I was hiding behind my camera. Looking back, I realize that I was an insecure, self-conscious teenager who lacked the confidence to put myself out there. So I ditched the camera. I made up my mind to really live. And I stopped taking pictures altogether. When reflecting on some of "the good-old days," my good friend once said "I don't think we really had more fun then; we just took a lot more pictures." That really struck a chord with me, and I've never forgotten that. I went from having thousands of photos from each year in high school to only a hundred or so from each of the last few years.
Wood Burning Fire // Grandpa ♥ // Winter Snow
These are some of my photos from the archives; some photos I'm proud to have taken. I try not to toot my own horn, so to speak, but I would like to think I was pretty good at that whole photography thing. I like to think that I'm a pretty good judge of what's aesthetically pleasing.
Little Brother + The Chili Cook-Off // Family Reunion // Balloon Messages with BFFs