Hi! My name is Catherine and, as stated in the title of this blog, as much as I'm starting to be quite experienced in photography, I'm totally new at blogging! I think I may have some sort of writer's block (by the way, if you did not notice yet, I'm not a native english speaker, so my grammar is often far from perfect; I apologize to the purists in advance).
A little bit of background about me... I always loved photography, but until a few years ago, although I was already always with a camera around my neck, I was "focusing" exclusively on travel photography and fine art (macrophotography, still life, black and white prints that I would develop myself in the darkroom, ....). I spent hours shooting all the flowers and bugs I could come across (although avoiding carefully any spiders!) and I was sure that these were the most beautiful things in the world. And then--two years ago--I became a mom and as banal as it can sound, it truly changed not only my life but also my photography interests. I suddenly saw a different beauty, the kind that makes parents' eyes a little teary. And there it was, I was not only a photographer anymore, I became one of those.... a "mamarazzi"!
(Urban Dictionnary: "Mothers who constantly follow their children around with several cameras and video taking equipment, snapping photos at each turn and documenting each milestone or event with at least two dozen photos".)
(but don't worry I still travel and chase flowers and bugs too - although still avoiding spiders...).
As a mom, I know how fast our tiny bundles of joy grow and how much we wish to have kept more traces of each one of their milestones. That's why as a professional photographer I like to photograph the main developmental milestones of the babies' first years (the "still-all-curly" newborn baby, the 3 months old baby able to lift his(her) head when lying on his(her) belly, the 6 months old infant able to sit and then the toddler and his(her) hesitant first steps).
I will try in this blog to share with you my love of children and my passion for photography.