Navigation markers and maps,
Longitude and latitude,
Smooth sailings and smashing storms,
Tides, low and high,
Bathed in sunshine
Drenched in brine...
Life takes us through so many ups and downs and the landscape is dotted with roller coasters of emotion. Everyone has a story to tell that is far more fascinating in it's twists and turns than any writer could ever conceive. Those "You'll never believe this!" moments, seasoned with the "I can't believe I made it!" moments, against a backdrop of "You've got to be kidding me!" moments. It's your life and it truly does deserve a voice, a recorder, a storyteller... An artist who transfers your life and your world to a canvas producing your own personal work of art.
That, is who we are and what we do.
Our own story is irrelevant but so typical...
Jen ~ As Albert Schweitzer once said "Sometimes our light goes out but is blown again into flame by an encounter with another human being. Each of us owes the deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this inner light". I always dreamed of being a photographer, but a failed marriage and raising 7 kids on my own, caused me to push my dreams aside.
Then I met Gene. One online conversation, led to the greatest friendship I've ever had. The day he placed a camera in my hands and looked me straight in the eyes, telling me to keep pursuing my dreams and not give up because he believed in me, was the day my life changed forever. There was something in the way he said it, that caused me to believe in myself, and strive to be the best photographer I could possibly be. He rekindled that light inside of me and I am forever thankful for his place in my life, and that fate gave us a story.
Gene ~ My life was mapped for me from childhood and it was a storybook one filled with elevating levels of Norman Rockwell like idealism. That all ended one morning at the breakfast table when like the screech of a needle ripped across a record player my world plunged into darkness. It was in that dungeon of my life I met a friend who miraculously gathered the shattered fragments and meticulously reassembled me. Then gently nudged me back into the sunshine again. So here we are embarking together on a dream that has organically and naturally just happened. We think it just might be a destiny that was meant to be... it's our Kismet.