October 8th/9th unicorns
Unicorns are the most magical creatures that frolic on this earth, aren’t they? Well, to our adoring children’s eyes, they are. As magical and “real” as all the rainbows in the sky.
As you get older, sometimes you lose that magic. That childlike wonderment. I can assure you, when you eventually have children, work with children, or become an aunt, uncle, cousin, the tooth fairy… you start to see the magic to awaken in yourself again because you start to see things through their world and their eyes.
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There’s nothing better in this world to see a child happy. NOTHING. A smile says it all. The joy, says it all. It’s all the feelings in the world. For myself, and having two children, I truly try to capture and cherish these moments with them. It’s a burning hole in my heart sometimes.. as bit by bit and year by year, they get a little older. Bit by bit, that baby face starts to turn into a little adult or mini me and before you know it. Your oldest (10 years old) is standing up to your chin and you wonder when the day, they will tower over you.
I cannot tell you that this isn’t just a job for me. This is my livelihood, this is my passion, this is my reputation. This is everything to me. I love photography. The work that goes into this, is surreal, but it’s the people I meet. The families I see grow year after year. Some I knew in their mama’s bellies. This is the moment, the time, you say wow, “I’m blessed.” Blessed these beautiful people allowed me to witness their family grow, entrusted me to make memories with.
We’ve laughed, we’ve cried. We’ve grown. We’ve sucked and nipped our ways into gowns, we’ve seen others lose their hair (I went completely bald a few years ago) and have had many battle cancer, diseases, illness and go through horrible struggles. Some of us are unfortunately, not here with us today. Some made it through and are fortunate enough to be here.
It’s the humanity and the human circle of life. I think a lot of us forget that magic. I know I have at certain times in my life, but this job keeps me going. It keeps me alive. I love creating this magic, the scenery, the dresses, the smiles, the imagery… so that it’s for your precious piece of time. That small second, of a capture, of your 7 year old. That time she was sooo happy and you just made his or her childhood. That’s what it’s about. The memories. As parents, we want to create and share beautiful memories with our kids. We don’t know how long we will be here and we know that time is precious.
I want to thank you, South Jersey, for letting me capture and being a part of these memories throughout the years. This really is the most fulfilling job ever. Thank you, thank you, thank you!
Now, time to go make some unicorn magic.
Until we meet again!
Happy Shooting, my friends!
Deirdre (Dee) Morgan
Shooting Star Photography