I am deeply thrilled that I committed to this project. I’ve never considered myself artistic in any sense of the word. It is the actual truth that I was given a C in high school art class. I guess it’s just not something I’ve ever found my niche in. I’ve always considered myself a sporty girl, a people person. Great at the social aspect of life and someone you might want to pick for your kickball team, but not the artsy crafty one and certainly not the overly mushy gushy sappy sort.
When I was growing up I had friends who babysat like I did to make money, or worked at daycares or as teaching aides and they would talk about the kids they watched and how when they had babies they would do this or that or would name their children this or that. I babysat like they did to earn spending money, but deep down in my gut I knew I would never had children, I can’t explain it, I’ve always known.
Marriage on the other hand, well I wasn’t convinced one way or the other and I certainly wasn’t looking for love when I found it. I figured if I met someone fantastic and they could accept all that is me, both my present and past, well then maybe, just maybe.
I created this photo as a very small expression of the love I feel for my husband, Dave. He is the love of my life and is completely and totally accepting of every last bit of all that is me. It’s truly all I ever wanted…
“If I had my life to live again, I’d find you sooner.” Kobi Yamada
This photo was captured on my Canon 6D using my EF 24-105 mm 1:4 L ISUSM Lens in full sun. Dial set to Av, Aperture 18, and ISO 100. I sharpened the image and added sepia tones as well.