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Where my Heart is

I am not a movie watcher, I prefer T.V. shows, but there are some movies that just have my heart.
Certain movies I can quote line by line because I have worn out the VHS ...err I mean DVD.
One of those movies is "Where the Heart is"

I don't know if it is the part where she gives birth in Wal Mart or the fact that her best friends children are named after deserts but there is just something about that movie that I just absolutely love.

Last week I took some senior pictures for sweet Katelyn, while we were shooting her mom took some pictures of us working. As I looked at these pictures I started wondering where my photography passion started. Obviously my grandmother (read more about that here), but then it dawned on me! In the movie
"Where the Heart is" Natalie Portman's character wins a photography award for a photo she takes of her daughter after a tornado devastates their town.

That moment, that photo, is burned into my brain as the first time I connected emotion to photography. That image of Natalie Portman's little girl reaching for an American Flag a top a pile of debris truly showed me where my heart is, photography.

Go check out sweet Katleyn's senior pictures HERE


Tiffany Miller said...

Beautiful pictures! You have such a talent! Where the heart is is one of my fav books and movies! Great story

Allyson McGuire said...

Your photos are beautiful! I love this movie...I have been looking for it on DVD everywhere, but I can't find it - I've pretty much resigned myself to ordering it.

The Sweet Life said...

I have several movies that I could seriously watch on repeat. A couple of really old ones that I used to watch in a miniature VHS player at my grandmas. Bye bye birdie and gidget are my absolute faves.

tiff@thecoffeehouse said...

you don't even want to know how many times i have seen that movie. i don't own it ... but i swear it comes on every other week. and i am hooked every single time.

Lindsay @ Trial By Sapphire said...

What a great connection you made from film to passion! And I love that her mom took pictures of you two working. That's exactly the kind of thing my parents did. I checked out your photography site, and the shots look great!

Whitney said...

You are SO talented! I absolutely love your pictures!!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE this movie. Ok, I love Ashley Judd lol. When I was younger I could never remember the title so I'd just call it the 'Walmart baby movie.' I can't wait to check out your pictures!

Amanda said...

I love that movie!! Just watched it a few weekends ago with my babe :) love where your passion came from, that's so neat!! Happy Monday! :)

Jess said...

The pictures are so GOOOOOD!
You are so passionate and talented, Meg!
Don't ever lose heart :)

And I've never seen that movie...eeeek!

LOVE YOU my beautiful blog BFF!

Unknown said...

Really I feel like I need to own it. I will drop WHATEVER i am doing when it come on T.V.

Thank so much!!
Happy Monday almost Tuesday!

Unknown said...

Thank you so much! I just love it so much!
Thanks for your sweet comment!


Unknown said...

TRUE STORY! Im glad we can agree on the pure awesomeness of this movie!


Unknown said...

mmm why thank you ma'am!
I was so so so glad that she took pictures it ment so much to me!
I think we should have a photoshoot this summa.... just sayin!!

happy 4 days til friday!!


Unknown said...

Thanks so much sweet girl!!

Unknown said...

I DID THE SAME THING for a really long time I called it that!
Thanks so much for your sweet comment! 'Hope you have a great week!


Unknown said...

Thanks so much for your sweet comment!
Im glad you enjoy it as much as I do!!

Happy Week!

Unknown said...

you're just really great.
thats all!