I have always loved details - the little things - but it wasn't until recently that I had the words to express why I love photographing details so much. During a recent workshop, the instructor described what photographing the details meant to her. I found myself saying, "YES! Exactly!!" It was as if she took all of it straight from my head! Basically, my love for details comes from the emotions and memories they evoke. Photographs wake up memories inside my brain that otherwise would be locked up tight. Just one picture can make me remember where I was, what I was feeling and sometimes on really lucky occasions, it will even make me remember the song that was playing! So you see a photograph for me is all about memories and emotion.
I will admit that I was hesitant to get into the photography business. Since my memories are so closely tied to my photographs I was really afraid that my own photographs and how I captured my life would change. And it has - for better and for worse! Instead of documenting my life as I had in the past, I started taking my own personal photos as if I were on a photo shoot. I have been working really hard to fix this. I make sure that my camera almost never stays cooped up in the camera bag. I try to take it with me everywhere. I ignore the stares from everyone else who is capturing the same moment with their cell phone. The Bucket List is my own personal project that I recently decided to work on. I have tried to gain inspiration from Project 365's and 52s and monthly themes but found them to be more daunting than inspiring. The Bucket List is a list of photographs that I actually want to take!! There are some that I have pictured in my head and some are images that I've seen from other photographers that I absolutely love and would really love to have of my own children. (You can check some of them out here on Pinterst!)
I'm super excited about this project. Not only will it get back in the groove of documenting all of my family memories, it will give me a new approach to capturing yours!
Some of the photos that I have wanted for a long time now are detail shots from my own wedding accessories. Here is one of the necklace and the tiara that I wore on my wedding day:
Another photo I've wanted for a long time is my grandmother's wedding ring. Being the first granddaughter in my family, this was given to me around the time I turned 16.
What is on your photo bucket list?
♥ - Kristi