Several months ago, I was asked to write a chapter for a book on, of all things, Instagramming! I have to admit, I really do love Instagram. Shocker, right? Even though I own a beautiful Nikon, that I use frequently, I appreciate how my iPhone can capture pretty pixels in its own right. I used to think that an iPhone camera was somehow inferior to that of my Nikon. (Just so we're clear, I do realize they're completely different calibers.) But over the last year, as I captured hundreds of photographs on both machines, I realized that that little iPhone camera of mine is rather capable and valuable. And so, when Katie asked if I'd consider being a part of her e-book, Instalove, I said a happy yes!
I said yes because I believe in the power and importance of photography. It's highly probable that I love photography because I truly believe it is a language. A picture is worth a thousand words, right? I snap a photograph of my boys, or of a pretty field, a row of buildings in San Francisco, or of a finished calligraphy and I don't just see a static photograph. It communicates so much more to me. I see and remember the beauty of those moments, the love I feel for my children, the thankfulness in my heart for our Creator, the happiness in simply being alive! All of those emotions and feelings and memories caught up in a handful of pixels. It blows my mind.
I hope that you all will take a look at the Instalove book, a book that is chock full of Instagram secrets, our tips and tricks! I was honored to have a part in this collective of creative souls. Here is a link to sweet Katie's blog for the free e-book. (You'll see the sign-up on the right hand side.) And here are a few links to some of the contributors from the book: Jodi Mockabee // Heather Walker // Justin Freeman // Robyn and yours truly!