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How to Catch Fireflies

I'm so glad you're here!  

This space is where to come for tidbits... my thoughts on photography, life and the universe. 

Many years ago I cut out a photo from the back cover of Reader's Digest and I've carried that photo with me as inspiration for over 20 years, long before I even thought of becoming a photographer.  It's a photo by the artist, Keith Carter, titled "Fireflies".  Check it out here:  "Fireflies" by Keith Carter

I love the photo for many reasons.  He captured a childhood moment that I feel is common to us all.  It is a moment of discovery, wonder and play. There is mystery, relationship and room for the onlooker to fill in the blanks with their own experience.  

Photography is a bit like catching fireflies.  I am constantly trying to capture a moment and revel in it...to find relationship and wonder in everyday happenings.  And when I get it right it's a joyful thing.  Our lives are constantly in motion, but a well-timed photograph can keep that moment in a jar for us.  

The photo below is mine.  My sons with a friend chasing bubbles. It's a favorite.  

Boys and Bubbles

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Yvonne Marchese Photography is a lifestyle family photographer and headshot photographer located in Norwalk, CT and New York City.  Yvonne offers actor and business headshot sessions in studio in Norwalk or NYC.  She also shoots on location including Darien, Easton, Fairfield, Greenwich, New Canaan, Norwalk, Ridgefield, Riverside, Stamford, Weston, Westport, and Wilton.

ymarchese@gmail.com

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