My aim in every photo is to capture that feeling you get when you hold the hand of the one you're meant to be with, make your baby giggle like no one else can and bring together those you love. That also happens to be the tag line for my business as well as the foundation behind my belief that photography has the power to move people.
Family and memories are my inspiration. There is a photo my mother took of my sister and I that inspired me to want to get the same thing of my two daughters. Not only does it remind me of the love I have for my sister, but it makes me proud to see the love between my girls. My favorite images of my family aren't of ones where we are all dressed up and everyone is smiling perfectly into the camera. My favorite images are the everyday moments that remind me that soon my baby won't be crawling, she'll be walking, and the quiet moments, when I'm appreciating being able to stay at home with them.
I'm inspired by good styling and design, whether it be in fashion, a great card or graphic, or a beautiful home. I could browse ETSY and Pinterest for days and a simple baby hat or funky girls' stockings can get me excited at the possibility of using it to highlight a family's style and personality. I couldn't tell you exactly if I'm vintage, modern, whimsical, classic, or any other adjective...I love it all. Anyone else spend way too much time examining the styling for a JCREW catalogs, Martha Stewart, Williams Sonoma, and Bon Appétit? Good me too and for the record I buy Vanity Fair purely for the PHOTOS!
I also love to plan and host get-togethers that include copious amounts of decorating and cooking. I find creativity in the women around me and this drives me to take photographs paying special attention to details capturing the hard work that these women, moms, wedding/event planners and designers have put into creating the perfect event. All of these inspirations lead me back to creating special moments for everyone to remember.
Thank you Jackie for guest musing with us today. If you'd like to know more about Jackie, be sure to visit her at Jackie Culmer Photography. Also, if you are interested in a future guest muse role, please email us at mortalmuses9 [at] gmail.com.