2017 has passed and I have just finished my final family projects for the year. I set out to make a video with both photos and video and then realized that there were just so many I couldn’t possibly narrow it down to make just one, so two it is!
I have always been passionate about capturing memories through photos, but I was never good at doing anything with them! With this being my first year in business I decided that was the first thing that I would change. I have printed many of my favorite photos and will continue to do so, but I also wanted to document our life each year in a big family album. I am planning on printing our first family album with these memories but now they will be stored forever in video and as well as print!
I have to tell you that going through ALL of my photos of this past year was really eye opening. This year was definitely a year of growth, artistically speaking, and I can look through these images and see it so vividly. But going through these also made me realize that a photo does not have to be technically perfect to be great and a lot of these are photos that I took with my phone, something that I have not done much of since becoming a professional photographer. This was a good lesson for me, sometimes a moment deserves to be captured and it is ok if it is not perfect!
So with all of that being said, I have some new goals this year:
- Capture more, more of the everyday things that I will long for one day!
- Turn my phone horizontal while taking video! HAHA! Goodness, the perfectionist in me was REALLY struggling with this while making the second video!
- Take more video, it is really a shame that it took becoming a professional photographer to really understand the value in this and I am going to be more mindful of it moving forward!
- Reach more people that need their everyday lives documented so that I can give the gift of memories that will live forever through my art.
There it is, 2017 was a BIG year for us and one that I am certain we will remember forever, but I have no doubt that 2018 will be the best one yet! I hope you enjoy our 2017 Kantukule Family Stories!