There is a long tradition with me of loving all things old. As the oldest of seven, I was born old. Others needed me to be old. Who depended on me? Some days, it seemed like too many. These defining moments called for fancy footwork. Unexpected challenges came perfectly packaged. Somehow, I became nimble.
Giving a voice to those who had no voice became my career. It carried with it, a whole lot of moments loving the sometimes un-loveable. Decades of teaching children with special needs begged for bravery I didn’t know I had.
A half-century of life has presented these realities. The business of happiness is very important business. There is no day like today. The powerful influence of music is undeniable. Sometimes imperfect moments are indeed perfect. ALWAYS find time for fun.
The art of telling stories with images is my passion. Capturing everyday life in beautiful and unexpected ways, drives my art. People I have met and people I love, have so many stories to tell…..oodles and oodles of stories. My inspiration comes from being awake enough to recognize a compelling story just waiting to be told.
Simple truth, I am learning to be ENOUGH. Every day I set out to adorn everyday things, harness happiness and become a better me. What do I wish I had more of? Not a thing. I’m embracing a life that matters so that when I’m gone, others will remember me for what I taught, what I built, and what I gave.
Just me, a little girl with BIG dreams.
Diana Foster is the owner of The Studio 56, is a lifestyle photographer and card designer living and creating in Kansas City. She is wife to one, mother of two, sister to many, a musician, blog addict, and a hopeless dreamer. Her days are spent romancing ordinary life and everyday stories. Lovely images captured by Diana have been published in Life Images and Kansas Magazine. Learn more about Diana and browse the collection of fine art photo cards in her on-line boutique.
Photos courtesy of Living Lens Photography.