We all have the never-ending to do list. We start off hopeful, but as the day unfolds it grows longer. We fall behind. And in an effort to catch up, we become a whirlwind of frantic activity. We put our faith in multitasking as the way to salvage the day’s plan. We think only of what’s next on the list, what’s still on the list, and what on the list can be pushed to tomorrow’s list. THE LIST rules your life.
And before you know it another day in your life is gone. Forever. Moments of beauty and stillness and quiet contemplation are never realized. What to do?
Photographer Camrin Dengel has found a solution. She chooses to live her life slowly and sincerely. She strives to feel a sense of nostalgia in the now. She has opted out of the busyness and consumerism of today’s modern lifestyle.
“I love focusing on how simple coming back to basics can be. I hope that by normalizing this type of organic lifestyle, I may inspire others to live closer to the earth as well. I hope to show the satisfaction gained from returning to our roots and filling our lives with intention. I have come to realize that it is through nurturing slow living with my photographs that I’d like to make a difference with my work. We move so quickly, and we forget where things truly come from in today’s society.”_____
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Hi! Tell us a little bit about yourself. What was your road like to becoming a photographer?
Hello! I am a portrait photographer based south of Boston, MA. My passion is capturing mothers and their growing families. Maternity and newborn portraits are the foundation of my business, and I also capture baby milestones, children, and families. Fun fact: I returned the diamond earrings my husband bought me for our first Christmas as a married couple to buy a digital camera.
When I was in college, I had a friend who was a professional photographer. The first time I went to her home, I walked in to find stunning photographs of her children on the walls.
There was a huge canvas in their living room and a creative photo display in the main hallway. I remember being so moved by the beauty of those images, thinking to myself, “I want to create images like this!” I bought myself a DSLR as a graduation present, learned photography from online courses and started my photography business about a year later.