Glimpses of Life & Love.. | Blue Mountains Portrait Photographer |

I know I have been unusually quiet of late which is not usually my style. For those fans that have been following me for a while, this post will seem very familiar. But right now it is all I have to say.

Mr K and I were in a 4 car pile up recently – we were hit from behind by a semi trailer when his brakes failed coming up to a red light. We are so so lucky that our munchkin wasn’t in the car, and that we walked away unscathed.

Right now I am busy processing not only images from shoots but also our experience. Another opportunity to be grateful for my life and all I have in it. I didn’t realise how such an incident could evoke so many emotions. So, as I heal, and steal many cuddles from Mr K and munchkin, I thought I would share/re-post this message, as it applies even more to my life right now.

From Tues March 15th 2011….

“I think most of the time I am pretty good at pausing to take a moment to be grateful for my life and all the wondrous things in it. But following the recent floods, earthquakes, uprisings and tsunamis, I am all the more alert and profoundly moved by the magnitude of these events. The impact of them on so many people in so many different ways, and total and utter devastation. It has my heart in my throat and tears in my eyes to try and imagine what people are going through. What they are feeling.

I want to share some moments taken with my iphone 3, I love them not for their amazing expertise or exposure but for the moment captured in time. The glimpse of beauty in randomness, the preciousness of the moment. The fragility of life and love. I have been ‘collecting evidence’ with my camera phones for years.

I can’t really put into words the emotions I have been feeling watching the news and thinking of all the people that have lost homes, loves, lives. I guess that’s why I am a photographer and not a copywriter.

This little girl on the ferry was so taken with the munchkin. For whatever reason there was a connection. She reached out, so childlike and innocent of social boundaries. She wanted to connect. Magic.

So often we can go through our lives feeling like we are trying to piece together a puzzle, always missing just one niggling little piece. It’s times like these I remember my puzzle is whole and complete.

Recently I have been dashing here and there, with a deadline here and a meeting there, I may have kept my phone in my pocket and overlooked a couple of these precious moments. Well world, you’ve got my attention.

Big loves. Annx”

Thankyou to everybody that has made cups of tea, sent messages or flowers, or called to give us your support, we appreciate it more than you would know…

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Katie K - Such a beautiful post Ann. Thank you for sharing your thoughts and images so openly. xJuly 12, 2011 – 7:14 am

Ann - Thanks Katie.July 12, 2011 – 8:50 am

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