Its funny, when I blogged these lovely images, I commented to Ben, “It totally doesn’t look like my usual work, does it?” Not sure if anyone else had the same thought. The difference to me was quickly apparent. The images seemed much more serious, contemplative, emotional, and quiet. Though I LOVE those images, I couldn’t help feel the need to balance out the blogged session with a visit from the more spontaneous and carefree side of things that I (think?) usually grace these posts.
Why am I so drawn to the energy of happy images? I know that we can still be happy and yet peaceful at the same time.
I believe in being authentic, and that sometimes means that there isn’t always a smile present, or a leap in the air…
I think it all goes to the basis of what I think is the root power of photography. Powerful images emit powerful emotions. And most often, I want to look at images that emit happiness to the fullest extent, because it makes me feel happier inside. Thats why my fridge is littered with images of my family captured in moments of joy. I can not only relive the memories, but for a brief moment, I feel the emotion of what is happening.
There’s a place for all types of images, don’t get me wrong. I suppose the core intent of it all, should be to
express to the fullest whatever the message. Be powerful.
Brooke Snow is a Lifestyle photographer in Cache Valley, Utah. She grew up on a dirt road on the outskirts of town where her neighbors consisted of wild life…which of course made walking to the bus stop an adventure. She has been chased to school by a herd of 114 Elk, a skunk, charged by a Moose, and they once had a wild mink sneak into the living room. Sometimes life for her can be too exciting. She currently enjoys living in her suburb hundred year old house in a quiet neighborhood where so far the only “wild life” is the neighbors pigme goats that keep escaping. As long as they stay out of her strawberry patch and garden, no one will get hurt. Mr. Neighbor should really fix his fence….