Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Priceless...

I feel so lucky and blessed.  I am in Japan and I have a great family and a job that I truly value and love.  If we were in the States right now, I don't know if that last part  would be possible...  I really do have the best job in the world.  I know that maybe some people would  say, "who would aspire to be a photographer?"  The reason people would say that, I guess, is because those people don't truly understand the value of photography.

My talent gives me the opportunity to record memories.  Memories that perhaps would not be recorded otherwise.  Memories are just memories but, photographs are tangible memories.  When I take a photograph, it is a glimpse of the present and past at the same time. After all, the present will be the past way too soon. My only daughter is almost 13, wow, how time has flown.



Life is so busy and sometimes it is hard to slow down and realize what is truly important.  I will be the first one to admit, I do take time for granted sometimes.  I think everything will always be the same as it is this moment because that is where I am right now.  I will be honest with you, I do spend $$$ of dollars on photographs, but I look at it as in investment.  I am investing in something that I will have forever and is priceless to me. Photographs are not like other things that I spend $$$ of dollars on for my family.  After all, that new TV will eventually break or need to be upgraded and new clothes and shoes will eventually go out of style.  I am happy to invest money in my family memories because they are our memories and to me, they are priceless and will never go out of style!


I guess what I am trying to say...after this long-winded explanation...lol...is to aspire to be a photographer is an important thing to me.  I am able to use my God-given talent to capture not only my personal memories, but other families memories as well.  Just knowing that I am able to give that priceless gift to other families is humbling and makes me smile.  

 
 

Teresa Hart Photography

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