saving the shot before you shoot
I'm Cami! I am first and foremost a wife to a crazy supportive and amazing husband, and a mom of four very individual kids aged from preschoolers to teenagers!
I enjoy all kinds of music and I play the viola in a community symphony orchestra, which is super fun. Since I stopped teaching music, I'm afraid I'd never pick up my viola again if I didn't join a group!
I really love to read (no really, I read everything), and my office is a library with floor-to-ceiling bookshelves stocked with every kind of book. It's my happy place. I have a BA in English from BYU and focused on editing and Victorian Literature.
Playing outside and general adventure seeking is something I'm always up for, but I also always want to be cozy in my own house (and bed). It's a constant struggle. Cycling is one of my favorite pastimes, and I have done a century ride, and an olympic-length triathlon! But lately I have put aside competitive sports and just do active things that are fun and social and make me happy.
And of course, I love taking photos--especially ones that really show life the way it is at its best, and yes, sometimes its worst! When I first picked up my camera, I was dealing with two autistic toddlers (now teens!) and a newborn baby girl. The few photos I have of that time are so important to me, especially the ones that showed when it was hardest, and the ones that showed that there was still love and light in those hard times.
I love to use photography as a journal--not to just record what's happening, but to help work through it all and survive it! I know it has helped me in my hardest times. For me, photography shows my heart more than any other artistic outlet I've tried.