Favorite Photo Friday: “I need to get my camera!”

I love discovering beautiful light, grabbing my camera, and then hearing my daughters say, “I need to get my camera!”

What a delightful way to start our Friday morning together!


A Bowl of Photos

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


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.


Continuing My Journey

This morning, I woke up inspired, energized, and focused. I made a decision: I decided to begin my third 365 photo project.

I’ve been taking photos every day for two years. This journey has helped me to keep my eyes open and to really see and experience the world around me.

With my camera by my side, I’m ready to capture memories

de_buren_Photography_journey-P and moments, which may have otherwise been forgotten.


I’ve realized my fondness for storytelling


as well as for motorcycles and vintage cars.


I’ve challenged myself to photograph difficult lighting situations,


and to see the beauty in everyday life.


This morning, I move with a purpose–with my camera at my side–making time to take photos and enjoy doing what I love. I look forward to another year of photos!