Hello! My name is Cecile!
Once asked, "Why do you love photography?"
DSICALIMER : This is probably the most introspective question ever asked of me and now that you asked, I am quite amazed that I find myself lost. So you will have to settle for a random streaming of thoughts and reasons…hopefully finding its center…to some meaning as to the whys and wherefores about this artform that captures snippets of LIFE as it happens. (ok…enough with the excuses for what will be an incoherent slew of run on sentences and open ended ellipses…)
In the depths of my heart, my biggest fear is FORGETTING. So it stands to reason that the photos I take I hope will bring me back one day to a day when my life was full of life and love and living. I hope my photographs do that same thing for others.
I love remembering moments…sounds cliché ...but its true. In my youth I would fill my mind with memorized images of places that took my breath away. In 2006, I became intrigued with capturing the images on file and freeing my mind (somewhat) of the many images it has tried to remember, knowing so much of it has turned cloudy with time.
It is my hope that my photographs will serve as my legacy of a life I have been blessed to witness…of the beauty held in every moment…. and somehow prolong this one single moment to eternity. But perhaps "eternity" is too lofty a goal. Allow me then to prolong a single moment in frozen image enough to make one remember how it was back when...and to become a part of the celebration that is Life as we know it. ..Life as we live it!
My style continues to evolve and I love trying new things. Mostly I enjoy photographing casual and informal shots. I choose to shoot on-location using natural light in an environment where you can be comfortable in.
I find the best place to start, especially where children are involved, is in the comfort of your own home. However, your options are unlimited. Whether urban or in the country, along the beach or on the streets, so long as you find this to be a place that could put you and your family at ease I am willing to take the shot (pardon the pun).
What time of day...
Early morning and late afternoon light often give us great light to work with so I strive to keep my sessions to those times of day.
For how long...
I really don’t have a time limit but typically spend about 1-2 hours on a regular session. This allows me time to develop rapport and see how the session evolves.
What I hope to capture
that look...that smile
that touch…even that tear that falls
the moments of your life
that allow you to look back at this time and say
wow...life is great!
It speaks of Life…It speaks of Living