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Photography is not just my passion, it is my obsession. It makes my heart beat fast.  It makes me want to scream like a little girl and jump up and down. It is my favorite thing to do, and i spend as much time as possible each and everyday doing it. Learning it. Loving it. Living it. I am endlessly astounded by the fact that we can freeze time with a photograph, and forever have each picture as a reminder of the story of our lives.  Lucky lucky lucky us.

Faded blue jeans, favorite hoodies, hair blown in the wind. Perfect imperfection. This is who we are, and this is how i want to capture life.  In all of it’s imperfect glory. To me this is what it’s all about, and this is the type of story I try to tell with my photographs. Your story, and the way you are, right now. So bring on your sticky fingers and crooked smiles, your well worn shoes and favorite pair of jeans. I want you to look back on your photos and remember what life was like, real life. Because these memories, these simple pictures, truly remind us what really matters. This is how i want to capture you and your family. Just exactly the way you are.

I can’t wait to meet you!

Gillian Penkala

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