A Bowl of Photos

On a visit to an antique store, I stumbled upon this bowl of photos for sale.

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As a person who places such importance on photography and capturing moments in time, I found myself searching through the photos, in disbelief. I felt a loss for the families of the people in these images. So many moments captured and now gone: visits with grandparents, family vacations, afternoons with friends, and birthday parties.

How did these moments end up here in this bowl, so far from where they belong?

When I was finally able to pull myself away, I felt even more compelled to continue my journey of taking photos every day. Our day-to-day routines, milestones, adventures, and the people and things we love are significant; they show us who we are, were we come from, and what we value.

These moments should live on and not be forgotten.

Favorite Photo Friday: Picture Books

This photo awakens memories of adventures shared, cuddled under a warm blanket at bedtime. Delightful memories of being together, reading stories with our girls before going to sleep.

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A Gift: Behind the Scenes at Flour Chylde Bakery

Recently, I was given a gift: an invitation to photograph behind the scenes at my favorite bakery, Flour Chylde.

Over the past few years, I’ve taken many photos in the front of the bakery. The atmosphere and light are warm and inviting. blog-Flour-Chylde-8190

I love the way the soft light streams in and gently touches the old baking pans blog-Flour-Chylde-0235and creates intriguing reflections.  
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I  was excited to discover what I would find in the back of the bakery.

As someone who likes to photograph the details, I was initially drawn to all the mini baking rings and muffin tins ready to be filled and placed in the oven, blog-Flour-Chylde-9926-BW blog-Flour_Chylde_9616

the mixing equipment, blog_Flour_Chylde_9395

and work areas awaiting their next project.blog-Flour-Chylde-9860

When I shifted my focus to some of the people who have become so familiar to me from the front of the bakery, a delightful dance began to take shape. A dance, which was full of swirling,
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and joy.blog-Flour_Chylde_0172I was amazed with the amount of preparation,blog-Flour_Chylde_9588

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skill, and precision that went into every step.blog-Flour_Chylde_9484

In the middle of a flurry of activity, I found laughter, friendship, dedication, and teamwork.blog-Flour_Chylde_9495This wonderful gift, which allowed me the freedom to explore, to be involved in my own way, and to share my photography, led me to the true heart of the bakery. I am so grateful and am looking forward to more discoveries!