Why I Choose To Be a Photographer | by Michigan Equine and Portrait Photographer Laura Adams

October 29, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Rarely do people ask me why I choose to be a photographer - the hours can be long, the pay isn't what you think, and I literally put my heart and soul into my work, which sometimes comes at a cost.  This not just a job to me, it's a huge part of who I am.  And then...

...and then, there is this part of me that wants so much - with every image that I take - to capture the moments and the memories that we, THAT YOU, will cherish when journeys end and paths part.  I know full well the comfort that images of loved ones can bring and how much power they have, and if I could give that comfort to each and every one of you,

I would do it.  In a heartbeat and with a smile.  It brings me joy like few other things.

This past Saturday, I had the honor of photographing my colleague, Bree, of Cavalli Photography, with her elderly horse, Zac. Despite the limits that aging had placed on his body, he gave us glimpses of a much younger horse that day, even trotting up a little hill in a warm autumn sunset. Little did we know that his journey was in it's twilight hours, and he passed away just two days after the afternoon we spent together. 


I say this often, because I know how important this is, and I'll say it again, because it truly is important: Please, friends, pick up a camera. I don't care if it's your cell phone, a point-and-shoot, or if you hire a professional photographer, but please - go take pictures of everyone you love and save those memories. Pictures are proof that you were together, were happy, and you LOVED - and no matter the monetary cost, there come moments when they will be priceless.




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