Sunday, February 14, 2010

Photographer's Prayer

As I bring my subject into focus and prepare to make each portrait, never let me forget that I'm creating treasures for some family, a keepsake for loved ones, assisting others to get their life's work out into the world. Keep me sensitive to the qualities and virtues of others, that I may draw out into the light the beautiful radiant belongings of their hearts.

Help me to be an artist, collecting the beauty of every soul, the glow of youth and inner child of every client, the gentleness, the laughter or tears of each life that is precious in my sight. Deeper than a means of livelihood, give me the perspective to see my photographer's art as a service to others, making life richer and more memorable.

Between the lights and shadows, the ups and downs and the rolling years, keep me from getting out of focus or off center, so that my life and work may be framed with dignity and colored with contentment. Allowing only the highest of myself to shine and recognizing the highest self within all others. That all come and go from a place of pure love......

~The author of this prayer is unknown unfortunately and I've adjusted it slightly to fit my core beliefs a little more. I hope you enjoyed it and it allows you to know me just a little bit more. :o)

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