Each day, I see God in the little things, the beautiful things in life. I see God in the wild flowers on the side of the road, in the weeds growing through the sidewalk cracks, in the birds chirping, the Church bells ringing, the incense during mass, the beautiful sound of music that fills my car on the way to work, the smile of a stranger, and more. I see God everywhere I go and I seek Him daily. Imagery, sound, and artistic expression have been the ways I have encountered God the most.
Because of this, I am currently working on a vocations photo collection. My main goal is to capture what it looks like to truly live out your vocation as a Catholic, whether that be as a priest, sister, friar, stay at home mom, father, working mom, single man or woman, etc.! I want to dedicate a whole day to each person featured in the collection, so I essentially follow someone around for a whole day and document in photos and notes how they live their life and what it means for them to be Catholic.
This is not a new idea of mine. I have wanted to do this for a long time. But it is difficult to do. It takes a lot of time. And unfortunately, money too. I have been discouraged. I have thought about not pursuing it. But a priest told me to continue praying about it and that if God wanted it to happen, it would. So here I am, countless prayers later, updating this post, knowing that God will come through if this truly is His will.
One thing that is most definitely in my way is a lack of funding. I think a part of why I was discouraged was because I couldn’t see how I would afford the travel and equipment upkeep, etc., but then it came to me: I would raise the funds through sacred art and my love for photography. I plan to make myself available as a photographer to serve others, I will make Catholic art, offer prints of my photography, and hold sacred art workshops. I’m actually so excited for this adventure and I trust that it will be successful if God wills it.
Thank you in advance for your generosity and support. Additionally, I am located in Bloomington, IN, but am more than willing to travel.
Please visit the photography services tab for suggested donations, and contact me directly for custom sacred art pieces.
Thank you so much! May God bless you and Mary keep you.