I love taking photos! I always have, well–at least for about the past 35 years, after I started out with my Pentax K1000 and learned to develop B&W photos in a darkroom. In all honesty, though, for the first ten years of my kids lives I pretty much stuck with automatic cameras and snapshots. Life was too busy. Once my daughter took up diving and gymnastics, I wanted to really learn to photograph her well, and began getting more and more interested in my own photography once again. I love that it is a craft that I can keep developing. There is always more to learn and more ways to improve. I love the study of photography.
The winter of 2015 broke my spirit. Seven feet of snow in two weeks, and over ten feet in two months. If I could have moved South immediately, I would have. I tried to convince my daughters. But having lived in the same town since preschool, it seemed like a bad decision to move right before high school. So we find ourselves with a little over four years to go before we relocate to warmer climates. Which brings me to my northeast bucket list. I want to share all that I love about the extended New England area with my two daughters in the next four years. And to photograph some of our excursions and document them here. So this is my blog. It represents my bucket list of New England (plus some) day trips and adventures before we move.
My gratitude blog is now at that site www.lauravigneau.com/blog–it is a celebration of all I am grateful for.