There is no doubt that my photography has grown in every direction the last few years, but where I want it to head needs a lot of work. A lot of shoot time in every day moments. A lot of editing work. A lot of time shooting for myself.
The fifth time, I have a plan and I have a vision. Capturing our life, not just the posed happy moments. Our life includes Angry Birds and lazy TV watching on rainy days.
Our life includes boys who suddenly care how their hair looks.
The fifth time, I have a bigger arsenal and experience. A camera that can take photos in most lighting. Flash work. Macro perspective. Better understanding of light. I finally feel ready to tackle my least favorite season - winter - with both my camera and a light therapy lamp. I'm a different photographer than the previous four attempts.
I don't plan to share them all here, but for the first time, I feel like this is the right path to get to where I want to be. The first four times, it felt like a goal I *should* want to accomplish. The fifth time, I can't wait to see where the next 365 days take me.