For the last seven days, this is where you can find Brian.
Let me back up. If you’ve been to our CONFIDENCE Workshop, you may have heard Brian share how photography has been a vehicle in his life. At first it was a vehicle to spend more time with his wife while he carried all my different kinds of film and a ladder (yes, a ladder). Then it grew into a passion of finding his own eye and voice through the lens. Without warning, he one day realized how photography had become a vehicle of deep healing. Photography has taken him to the working sets of TV from the Nate Berkus Show to daily talk shows, where Brian has jumped in to help with the technical pieces to pulling off every TV segment I’ve done. Recently, he was been given an opportunity to Direct and Produce a video project. In the last two years, we’ve both learned a LOT about directing, producing, script writing, story boarding, all the above and more–but we’ve never sat down and spent intentional time on filling in all the holes for being a full production company.
This is what I love about Brian. When this opportunity presented itself, with no guarantee of what the future would hold, he listened to his gut–and his gut said “GO!” He booked a flight that night, and the next day he jumped on a plane to CA for a last minute, intensive, video production workshop. When the kids and I dropped him off at the airport, I yelled “Go learn how to have a Production company!” He turned and grinned–that grin that I love!
Two weeks ago, Brian and I scripted and story boarded a short video for a special project. He directed, filmed and ran audio at the same time. I was so impressed! The last seven days he’s been exploring the editing piece. I am blown away at what he is creating from our fun fiasco shoot with the kids.
Photography. We often see it as a single action: to shoot a moment. But photography has many gifts to offer outside of shooting. It opens our eyes to see the world in a different way–or maybe we see the world the way we always have but now have a way to express it. Over the years, I’ve watched women grow in confidence as they figured out the technical side to photography. Many of these women have told me how pivotal photography was in building their confidence to take the next step in dream building. Some hold a camera in that dream, and others don’t.
Photography has been a vehicle of healing in my own life. In the beginning, it was a way for me to process my grief over Aidan’s death. Over time, photography became my vehicle to speak to the hearts of women, especially moms who long to capture their children’s stories. But I know the journey is not over. This vehicle is still in motion–taking us to new places.
Have you experienced this dynamic too? Has photography been a vehicle that has taken you to places you never imagined? What unexpected places have you gone? I would love to feature a couple stories on my blog! Share a tidbit in today’s comments and a way to reach you!
Happy Monday dear friends!
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