There’s a story

“Shoot what you love. Make it something that’s near to your heart and near to you physically.” -Joe McNally


I heard the Joe McNally quote on the Chase Jarvis Podcast while I was driving to work yesterday. I found the interview profoundly enriching full of insights and advice. And I felt a deep sense of love for photography after listening to it.

I took this photo this weekend. We were sitting on the couch and my girlfriend was writing in her journal.

I pulled out my camera and asked her a bunch of questions to pull some emotions to the surface.

I asked her to think about the happiest time in her life. Her smile lit up and eyes started glowing.

I clicked away with the camera.

“Were you thinking about music?”

She said, “actually no. I was thinking about hiking and adventuring with you.”

I love that photography captures a split second of a moment. It can be filled with many thoughts, emotions and feelings. There’s a story behind everything and everyone. Knowing the story, can make the difference in photography the meaning in life and in the moment.


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