Cicero said, “The face is a picture of the mind as the eyes are its interpreter.”
I pick up the camera attach my lens of choice, adjust my settings to adapt to the subject and then I bring the body of the camera up to my face where I look through the view finder. I know just like everyone does with a camera right. That is where for me the similarity ends. From this moment on in my mind I see a toddler running around in the kitchen after her mum. I see her getting on the bus for the first time to go to kindergarten. I imagine her eyes are telling me her dreams, her hopes and that of which she has kept close to her heart. It is as though a movie is playing in my head slow motion.
I see deep in her eyes these words I am beautiful, I am fierce, I am loving, I am adventurous and I am inquisitive. I am an earth lover of animals, nature, plants and I may be soft spoken but I am FIERCE in all that I do. This… this is one connection that I cherish each and every time I photograph a person. I feel blessed that Miss Valerieanne has gifted me the moments to see through her eyes. This is a gift, it is to be cherished, honored and cared for. Can you see her? Doesn’t the smile in her eyes fill you so much that you can not help but smile? You feel the corners of your mouth start to form pointing upward. She makes me smile. May you smile when you take the moments to look deep into your loves eyes. It was a beautiful day.
May you capture the joy in your day! Till we meet again.