I love photography! My dad owned a camera store for 43 years. He printed all my pictures, and I take lots of pictures! Since his death in 2006 I have been printing all my own pictures in my home. I create scrapbooks, greetings cards and photo notes cards. It has been a dream of mine to continue my dad's legacy of his love of photography and open a scrapbook store. I am beginning to sell my photo note cards and will continue to dream.
My dad owned a camera store for 43 years. It was the love of his life. He died at an all too young age of 63 in 2006. My dad sold cameras, taught his customers how to use their cameras and then printed their pictures right in his store. He had a passion for his work, he loved to chat with his repeat customers and always felt like he had been on their many vacations and saw more places than he could possibly see without leaving his store. I have spent most of my life taking more pictures than most people, worked with my dad at his camera store, along with my older brother, scrapbooked many memories and have told people "I was born with a camera in my hand". I miss my dad and I can't stop feeling I want to continue his legacy in some small way. Now with the advanced technologies of digital photography I have been doing my own printing from home and always feel his presence when I am at my computer. It's only recently that I have been encouraged to share my story and begin to explore my options. Dad, I wish you were here (though I know you are spiritually) to watch the possibilities unfold. I long for your love of photography to live through me. I love you dad!