What can I possibly say to express what’s in my head and on my heart? It seems the words that keep repeating in my head are here we are, again. Again, yes. Only this time, the entire world is different.
Beginning again here with Shutter Sisters—in a rebirth of sorts—has had me reflecting on the very start of it, 6 years ago. I feel as excited now as I did then, but in an entirely new way. Over the past years, the breadth of the internet has widened and deepened and it’s exploded with beautiful content, inspiring communities, and creative collaborations. And photography? Photography’s place in our everyday lives has transcended anything I could have ever imagined! Whether it’s our creative outlet, our happy place or our saving grace, our photography is an integral part of who we are now. And that is awesome.
But through all the growth, all the change, all the evolution—there are still things that remain unchanged. Sisterhood, ah sisterhood, that’s the constant; the universal thread that continues to connect us. It’s not just that we’re women. It’s that we’re creative, passionate, brave, and adventurous. We’re seekers, dreamers and storytellers. We shoot from the heart. And we want, more than anything, to share it with one another. I believe it’s not just the shooting, but it’s the sharing that’s the crux of it all. It’s what motivates us, energizes us and inspires us. It’s why we value our shutter sisters so very much. And that’s not changing.
I’m humbled and deeply grateful that there’s a sisterhood here, and there, and everywhere. I know my life wouldn’t be the same without it, back then, or right now. So, thank you. For being a part of it.