It was one of those events you remember exactly where you were when it happened. For me I was in all places Los Angeles, CA on a business trip. I had only arrived the evening before, and I typically try to stay on Eastern time for a couple of days if my trip will not be too long. So, I was up early by local time watching the national news on TV. I see one of the World Trade Center towers with smoke coming out of it. The television reporter says no one knows exactly what is going on but the thought is a small plane crashed into the tower. Then as I continue to watch this unfold on live TV, I see a second plane crash into the other tower. It was in the split instance I knew this was no accident and no small plane involved.
Thankfully, I knew of no one directly that lost their lives in this terrorist attack. But I was drawn to follow the news story with interest. Perhaps it was because I originally was a New Yorker. Perhaps it was because I have a cousin that was working in the basement of the same building when a bomb went off years earlier (he was OK).
I used photography to remember what happened. I can’t remember if I photographed the first tribute of light, but I was drawn to it light a moth to a flame. Then I realized it was possible to get close enough to photograph the remembrance I started to do it. I didn’t go yearly. Some years the weather was poor, or my schedule was busy. But it was nice when I was able to go.
I typically go to Liberty State Park in NJ along with thousands of others. On my bucket list is being able to get up close to the lights and photograph them from “within.”
As the years have gone by Liberty State Park added more memorials for everyone to remember what happened.
What’s you 9/11 story? How has it impacted your life?
Fall is for families. There is something about the cooler weather and the change of colors.
For this family, I photographed their extended family. I always enjoy photographing each family unit and then bringing them back together for one large portrait.
And of course when you have kids as cute as these, you have to create a portrait of them alone!
When was the last time you updated your family portrait? If it’s taking too long to answer that question, it’s been too long. Contact me today so we can create lasting memories. The kids grow up so fast! Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org or 908.995.7273.
Last year I was unable to create recital dance portraits for Showbiz Kidz Dance Studio. A few of the dancers contacted me and came to my studio to capture some dance portraits so the year wouldn’t be forgotten.
I was glad Michaela and her Mom reached out to me to capture these images.
Ready for me to create some dance portraits for you or someone you know?
I provide the following dance photography services:
dance portraits (recital or personal/groups)
action photos of dance rehearsals or recitals
candid portraits of dancers at rehearsal
video recording of events and recitals
In need of any of the above or want to find out more information? Please contact me at dave at dabourphoto.com or 908.995.7273