The year was 2006, my now husband bought me a Canon Powershot for Christmas and it was in that moment I knew he was the one. ;) Before that I had a small point and shoot and literally would photograph everything; myself, bugs, flowers and other's who would let me. It was a hobby that I adored and wanted to learn more. He kept pushing me to keep at it. I often found myself at the public library checking out every single book on photography and soaking up all the information I could. I didn't really have a plan then, just truly had a passion for capturing all things and a man that didn't want me to give up.
Growing up my biggest struggle was image and this need to grasp an unattainable excellence. I believe that's why I even started photography because I thought it was the only way to capture perfection. The truth is that I always found myself frusterated because the reality is, perfection doesn't exist. Thankfully through the years my relationship with Christ has deepened and he has continued to undo that need for perfection. Shifting my eyes to see that perfection isn't in being flawless, but accepting those flaws and celebrating them. Your newborn babies wide eyed and awake, your kids running and playing, and that inbetween moment between a couple that defines who they truly are together. Capturing that has become my focus and it is what makes me fall in love over and over again with this amazing life and all of our different and unique stories.
My hope for the future is that I continue to grow, to fall in love with life and in love with those of you who trust me enough to capture some of your most priceless memories. I know one day your great gran kids will be looking through your photos you left for them and I truly hope they see a life well lived and well celebrated. Thank you for reading this and I am anticipating your email.
With love, Crystal Roberts