My love for photography began when I received my first camera from my parents when I was in grammar school. I captured many special moments with that camera that I have treasured over the years, such as pictures with my friends on graduation day, pictures at my senior prom, and so many other meaningful moments that you want to capture and never forget.
After I got married my love for photography continued to grow, especially when I went to Florida for the first time. I remember standing in awe at the beauty of the ocean and the sun rising and setting over the ocean, as well! Because of that I got up very early every morning while I was there in order to capture the beauty of the sun as it first began to rise over the ocean and hews of pink and gold spread across the sky for a few brief moments before the sun rose high in the sky .
When my precious daughter was born I took many pictures in order to capture those special moments as she grew so quickly: pulling herself up in bed for the first time, taking her first steps, and so much more! As she continued to grow I enjoyed taking candid pictures of her staring at a flower or when I caught her lost in thought as I waited for that special picturesque moment.
After my sweet son was born I continued capturing those first time precious moments in his life and those adorable and silly pictures that you must be ready for at a moment’s notice in order to capture and treasure for a lifetime.
When we went to California ten years later, I began to get more creative and took silhouette pictures of my daughter and son by the ocean as the sun was beginning to set. Babysitting jobs and a full time job that followed filled up the days and years after that, until 2008 when I purchased a little Samsung point and shoot, and my love for photography was renewed.
Now that my children are grown and on their own, and I have had a Sony A6000 since December of 2016, my desire is to learn how to take high quality pictures and to one day become a professional photographer. Since I am a Christian and my desire is to not only glorify God through what I write, but also to glorify God and to reflect the beauty of His creation through my photography as well as my artwork, the title that I chose for my site here on WordPress is ‘Reflecting His Glory’ based on 2 Corinthians 3:18 and 1 Corinthians 10:41.
I will be adding Scriptures to many of my photographs as well, so if these are the types of pictures you are looking for you will find many of them here. You can also expect to find pictures that focus on Landscape Photography, Macro Photography, Reflective Photography, flowers, butterflies, pictures of the moon in the day and evening sky, and more.
Here is my updated >ARTIST STATEMENT< if you’d like to read it. 🙂
If you live in the Chicago area and would like to come to my art fairs to purchase some of my artwork, here is the link to the page on which I post all of the places where my art will be on display and available for purchase:
Thank you very much for stopping by! I hope that you will enjoy viewing the many photos that I will be presenting to you here on WordPress and I hope you will also visit me at some of my art fairs and my shop on REDBUBBLE!
Mary/Reflecting His Glory Fine Arts – Photography and Acrylic Art
Reflecting the beauty of God’s creation through natural and creative photography styles and inspirational acrylic fluid artwork.
“And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect the Lord’s glory, are being transformed into His likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.” (2 Corinthians 3:18)
“…whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God.” (1 Corinthians 10:41)