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“A picture is worth a thousand words”

Merriam-Webster defines this phrase saying it is “used to say that it is often easier to show something in a picture than to describe it with words.”

This English idiom has been used throughout the decades and it is something I heard often sharing a photo that someone thought was particularly intriguing.

Photography has always been apart of how I identified myself. I started off my young “career” by posing my Barbies in their doll house and taking pictures of my little sister way too close to her face. I continued this venture by breaking two of my parent’s cameras and going through way too many disposable cameras. I now own a more professional DSLR camera to take photos. However, my subjects now aren’t six inches tall and made of plastic.

All this to say… this is my first blog. I debated a lot on what to write about because, honestly, I will always be a visual communicator before a written one. So my plan is to share some photos with you, but also tell you the story behind them. I had this inspiration to give background to my photos after my dad shared his thoughts with me.

My dad experienced first-hand my passion for photography bloom. He saw his weird kid taking pictures of random plants and objects only to be surprisingly impressed by the printed photo that resulted. He said he quickly understood that I was telling a story he couldn’t see.

“Taste and see that the Lord is good! Blessed is the man who takes refuge in Him!” Psalm 34:8

My hope in each photo and story I tell is that I give God the glory for this eye He has given me. My desire is to take photos that help change the world for His glory through visual story telling. I hope the stories behind these photos will be a blessing to you as well!