“And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.” ~ Marianne Williamson
I asked her what she wanted people to see when they look at her photographs. She said "my light."
I could see her light in my viewfinder as we proceeded with our ‘test’ photo session and I was determined to capture it to show her how much she shines.
As I struggled with my camera settings, I tried not to worry so much about focus points, posing, light, the wind, you name it. I didn't get things technically correct and I know I have a lot to practice and learn. It's okay though. My goal was for us to have fun and capture her strength, humor, warmth, beauty and, yes, her light.
When I look at these photos I feel I succeeded in capturing her essence. That is what this warm and fuzzy feeling means, right?
Of course, I was worried she may not like how they turned out; The photographer and the subject won’t always agree. And then, I witnessed her surprise when she saw her photos. She liked them! She liked how pretty she looked. She liked how “I” made her look pretty.
Ah, my amazing sister, she is so beautiful, inside and out, all on her own. All I did was push a button on my camera.