Throughout my life I’ve heard people tell me that I’m like a little kid in so many ways, and I still hear that today. I believe it’s because of the way I look at things and life. No matter how many times I have seen something, I always try to see it in a new and refreshing way; I appreciate it over and over again. Just like that little girl and boy looking up at a plane passing over their heads, I like to allow my self to be so curious and interested in things that most people find not worth pointing out because it’s so common place.
No matter how many weddings and events I photograph, I look at each one like it’s my first time attending one. So curious about each detail and person, waiting with anticipation as the story unfolds before my eyes. That’s what I love about photography. I get to let that inner child come out, have fun, be curious, and point out that things that most people don’t think of appreciating but do once they see my photos.
There is something wonderful and powerful about the innocence of a child exploring and learning about life as he or she grows and matures. I consider myself still growing and maturing, still looking at life as if it is so new to me. Even during my commute back and forth to work here in Dallas I find new and interesting things to observe. I frequently stop my car, hop out, and take a photo of whatever caught my attention. Whether it’s a graffiti-ed dumpster in front of a mansion or a pretty blue bonnet flower, I try never to let a great photo opportunity pass me up.
Don’t let any opportunity to appreciate life and sharing it pass you up.
For any questions or if you need a photographer for your story, portrait, wedding, or event:
Please contact me: Matthew T Rader
My photos are also available for purchase as fine art, with optional matting and framing services.