CREATE YOUR PHOTOGRAPHIC LEGACY
I was 12 years old when I lost my best friend. It was like any other weekend really. My younger bro was away with our Dad on a sports camp while my Mama, older bro & I did whatever we usually did on a weekend.
Until everything changed in one little moment. My little bro gone. Without warning. Without a goodbye. Without even a last look. One day I was saying "see ya on Sunday bro" & the next... gone.
I started documenting my life when Dad gave me my first camera when I was about 7 or 8. My mama would constantly remind me of the growing cost of my expensive habit. Capturing of rolls upon rolls of film & happily trotting to the local mini lab to get them developed. She thought they were just random snaps. To me it was my art, my moments, my life.
I've always loved the process of photography - I love the creative freedom & the challenge of documenting the moment in a real, natural way, all at the same time.
After that day my life completely changed in just one moment. My Mama asked me for copies of any photographs I had taken of him because she felt as though she didn’t have enough.
She wanted more, needed more.
More of him being naturally him, more of the memories we made together, more of him to remember through the eyes of his big sister who had an unfiltered, playful relationship with him, not just the “stand there like you’re having a great time & put on a nice face so I can send this to Nan” photo.
Being the 3rd child, his collection of childhood photos taken by my parents was pretty thin in comparison. The more mini’s my Mama had, the less the camera would come out.
I know this is true for A HELLA LOT of my friends who have mini's. This makes me so sad. Where is their photographic childhood? Where are the visuals to remind you both of your most incredible life experiences?
Documenting your life's magic is so important.
And photographs are the best way to capture a moment so it can live on forever.
A photograph can show the facts like the location, date, time, who was there, what you were doing, your awesome fashion choices etc. but it can also capture the emotions & feelings & connection that was present in the moment too.
One look at a photograph & you are transported back to that moment, you can actually feel it. Having the most important moments of your life documented for you to relive but also your family, friends but especially for your mini’s & their mini’s & so on.
How awesome is looking through your parents or grandparents photographs & hearing the stories?! Watching them feel the moment & relive it in their minds as they pass their story to you.
When YOU are happier & healthier & finding gratitude all over the place, it radiates through & onto everyone around you inspiring others to get their happy on too.
Are you ready to get on the gratitude train to focus on what makes you happy & to create a library of super rad photographs documenting your life?!
Then you are in the right place <3
Side Effects of Rocking Gratitude is FOR YOU if…
- You want to document your life - the whole crazy beautiful chaotic magical mess to leave a photographic legacy for your mini babes
- You want to tap into what makes YOU happy, feel more connected, feel more energized & in love with your life
- You want to learn how to use your camera specifically for documenting your life, especially capturing your mini’s in the moment, just as they are
- Learn only what you need to know of your camera to create beautiful, emotive, connected photographs that document your mini’s & your life
- You want to get out of auto mode & to get your creative on
This course is NOT for peeps who…
- Want to learn every single function of their camera
- Don’t want to commit to easily incorporating taking photos into their daily life
- Don’t want their lives & the lives of those around them to change for the better, i.e. happier, healthier, more connected & easily welcome more moments to be grateful for
Side Effects of Rocking Gratitude is a 2 week course that combines the tech side of photography (only the parts you absolutely need to know in easy to follow steps) infused with a daily gratitude practice.