If you know me or have followed my work for a while, you have heard me say that I embrace imperfection! There are a lot of reasons why I make this known. For one, I recognize that I am not perfect and neither are you. Everyone messes up & needs grace daily!
However, the main reason that I love to embrace imperfection is because I think imperfection is beautiful! Imperfections show that there is a deeper story, there is vulnerability, there is healing, restoration, and room for you to simply imagine and ponder the reality of the situation.
I could go on & on, but for today, I want to explain why I just might give you a blurry image in your gallery! As a photographer, I have spent thousands of hours learning, improving & refining my craft. I know how to take a technically "perfect" picture. Of course I strive to provide images that reflect my skill. However, there are times when my shutter button will go off in between those technically "perfect" images, or times when my camera simply doesn't focus in time, and as a result, I will have a blurry image. As a perfectionist who embraces imperfection (yep, it's true), I have learned to listen to my heart! If an image speaks to me, even if it's blurry, I have learned to embrace it, keep it, share it, and trust that it may speak to someone else, too! After all, our memories are kind of a blur, aren't they? Here are some blurry images that have spoken to me, and I have decided to proudly embrace anyway! :)
So, I encourage you...the next time you get a blurry image of someone or something you love - maybe you miss focus, maybe the crop is all wrong...whatever the imperfection may be, just remember to listen to your heart!! If that imperfect image makes you FEEL something, then don't you dare delete it!! Embrace it, own it, and love it!!
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~ Ashlee XOXO