Keepers of the spirit of people | Brenham, TX Portrait Photographer

Rainy, cold, miserable weather....I've never seen or described San Antonio that way before in my 33 years (did I really just type 33 - wow, I'm old!), but that is what it was like earlier this week when I attended Imaging USA, hosted by the Professional Photographers of America (PPA).  But bad weather or good, wild horses couldn't have pulled me away from the amazing classes and speakers that I got to experience.  I'm so thankful to belong to an industry that is so determined to make us the best we can be at our craft.  And where else can you go to a convention where the speakers Love. Their. Job! One of the most emotional classes I went to was presented by Storey Wilkins, an award winning Master Photographer whose speciality is weddings.  I was brought to tears at her class - and of course Brad rolled his eyes at me.    I want to be like her when I grow up!  She has an amazing quote that is so true: "We are the keepers of the spirit of people".  I love this quote because that is what Homegrown Photography is ultimately trying to achieve with each session.  I want to be able to capture the true spirit of people.

So have you ever wondered, why Homegrown?  How in the world did I come up with the name Homegrown Photography?  Homegrown is who I am.  Raised by a Hungarian grandmother and an Italian grandfather who built their life around farming, I learned that the best things in life are homegrown.  Whether it be the tomatoes that they farmed, the friends they had, the good times or the memories that I have of them.   Looking back, I'm so thankful for the summers working in the field and the unique experiences I had on the farm.  Little did I know, these were the things that would make me who I am today.  Thank you PoPo and Granny


Anonymous said...

They would be so proud of you!


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