Remember that "featured beautiful people" series I started?
Yeah. Neither do I.
But today, I'm featuring M, author the lovely blog, Dis Fromage. Her blog is one of my favorites--her photography captures the beauty in dried up winter scenery, the beauty of a breathless, emerging spring, and my very favorite--the beauty found in every unique smile.
Another reason I love her blog is because her family is doing one of the things I'm planning to do when I have a family: adopt a baby from Africa. Yep. It's on my bucket list.
Here's a few questions I asked her, with a bunch of her lovely photos. : )
How many siblings do you have? How many are adopted? What has that process been like for you and your family?
I have an older twin sister, three little brothers and a little sister. The three youngest are adopted from Ethiopia. The process of adopting them was long and hard, but well worth the wait. I can't imagine life without the littles.
Do you plan to adopt?
Absolutely! I definitely see my future husband and I adopting from Africa. I was privelidged to travel there to bring little S home, and every day am longing to go back. The country is beautiful and there's nothing like experiencing the beauty of adoption.
|this was the first photo she posted of her brand new brother from Africa. when I saw it I nearly burst into tears.|
I'm unstable that way. ; )
What do your future plans look like?
I plan on graduating from highschool and going to a local state college. Although I'm not entirely sure as to my major yet, I do hope to somehow incorporate photography into my future career. I know that if I love what I do, I'll never really work a day in my life.
There's so much I love about it. Sharing my photos, writing out my thoughts, getting feedback, and getting to know other bloggers as well.
What's one thing you want to do before you die?
Honestly? I want to be kissed. It sounds so disney-fairy-tale-ish, but I know my first kiss will be one of the highlights of my life.
I find inspiration through the little things of life. Blue skies, blooming flowers, the natural beauty of nature all around me.
I guess it really started back in '09 with my mom's P&S camera. I developed a love for capturing anything from an expression on a face, to the blades of grass in the front yard. Even now, capturing moments is what I enjoy most about photography. I can look back on a day in my past and reflect through the photos I've taken.
My parents. They've shaped me into who I am today and have given me a foundation to stand on.
The Secret Garden.
Do you have a favorite word?
Hope. Because no matter where I find myself, there is always hope shining through.
Every photographer has his or her own style. Don't be let down if your pictures don't look the same as others'. Your photos are beautiful because they're taken by you. That's why photography is what it is, each photo is unique in its own way.
Be sure and check out her lovely blog. 'Cuz it's just one of those that you need to follow.