I genuinely feel alive when I'm behind the camera, capturing moments and recording the stories of people's lives! I started taking photos as a senior in high school. Soon after landed the illustrious role of being a LifeTouch studio photographer in the basement of a mall. When I was nineteen-years-old, I moved overseas. For a few months I worked in the galley of a ship, sailing the world while chopping beef neck, and peeling potatoes for the crew. The following two years I traveled, taking photos of various events and projects. I was hooked. The discipline of seeing beauty not only in light and composition, but also in faces and relationships... the challenge of portraying the feel of a moment, the sense of a person, the majesty or emotion of a scene... and the immense privilege of getting to tell back that story as a treasured keepsake... this work is an honor.
In my early twenties, I studied Journalism. From there, I launched wide-eyed back into the world - the ink still wet on my degree. Years rolled together, as I lived out of my suitcase and bounced from continent to continent sitting with people in the highest and lowest seats of society. Eventually, I found my way home. Though the word has taken on a new meaning, I gladly reside now in the Pacific Northwest. I've lost count of the number of weddings I've photographed, my cheeks often sore from smiling. I love to enter into the celebration, and get to reflect that back weeks and months and decades and generations later through the photos of that day.
I get to document life. That's a fine way to spend mine!
photo by Teresa Vick Photography