Maybe you're an old soul.
You see extraordinary beauty in quiet, small moments.
You're a lover of story, warmth and art.
Stories surround us. Seeing the beauty and the journey in everything...in friends, in strangers, in handwritten recipe cards and in faded wedding albums...is what stirs my creative soul. My camera is how I surround myself with the stories I crave. Somehow, a photograph can peer into the blazes of a heart, unravel the defenses and speak the language we all have in common.
I was born in this lovely state with its quilted fields, and I've lived here three different times. But, I'm not quite a native Nebraskan either. (It's a long tale involving the military. I'll tell you all of it someday.) I've lived over a dozen different places in my growing-up years, but after it was all said and done I suppose was really just looking for a place to call home. So I grew where I was planted, and put these roots down in Nebraska.
I went to college here, studying English and History for the pure reveling love of learning. Then my family grew and was planted in Nebraska too. I married a handsome man, and now we have two sons, a dog, a few chickens, and a century-old home to live in.
My photography is authentic, warm, peaceful, creative and full of awe. Do these words describe you, too? If you're a traveler, journeying to small and uncontrived places...if your heart's on fire and you have a story to tell…...we just might be kindred spirits. And I can't wait to help tell your story with my camera.
From my old soul to yours...…
[photo by Elayne Woods]