Everyday people get married, babies are born, someone’s child has another birthday. There may seem nothing at all extraordinary about these things when you think of them that way.
I tend to think differently. They may seem ordinary to some - but they are magical because they are YOURS.
I believe there is magic in the everyday. In fact, I believe that the MOST magical things in life reside in the minutae. All of life's BEST stuff lies in the details. The easily overlooked nuggets... that's the salt of life in my book, folks.
I'll give you an example. For me, magic is when my 3 year old daughter offers me, with the greatest of confidence, her chapstick, because "it has magic powers."
Magic is when I brought my third baby home this past summer, and my 5 year old son intuitively and ever so casually tells me that he smells like Jesus. Wow. What a thing to say!
Magic for me is a Saturday morning when I wake to 3 more warm little bodies piled up in my bed. It’s the loving glance my husband gives me when he knows I’ve had a long day and there’s still the dishwasher to unload. Or when my son helps me to unload that dishwasher dressed head-to-toe as Spiderman.
And for my clients, my goal to bottle their magic with a click of the shutter. To savor details of their family unit. A father’s love for his daughter as he dances with her on her wedding day. Imagining that she’s still standing on his feet dancing in their living room when she was six.
A brand new mamma, drinking in the euphoric scent of her new baby, even though she’s only had 2 hours of sleep the last 3 days. The spark in a high school seniors eye, knowing she’s on the brink of the next big step. The mischief and imagination between two young brothers playing Legos together.
So when I’m silently repeating to myself when I’m out with a client - camera in hand - “make some magic, Katie” - it’s certainly not because I think there is anything exceptional about me - quite the contrary.
It’s because I’m looking for the magic in YOU.
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