I started thinking about these photos when a friend announced she was battling a serious medical condition. As part of her treatment, she specifically requested that friends send her photos of adorable kittens. She was obviously referring to animals already on the interwebs, but I figured why not see what I've got stored on my external hard drive? After all, I go home to Nebraska almost every summer, and every summer, I have to photograph farm kittens.
Turns out, my hard drive is storing a lot more than I ever could have imagined -- and I'm not just talking about photos. You see, the most amazing thing happens when I look at old photographs. I remember exactly where I was when I took each photo (or set of photos) and how I felt at that moment. It's almost as if I'm being transported back in time. I know this sounds super corny, but it's quite magical. I have my friend to thank for showing me this great, new world.
So, in her honor, and as a way to highlight some photos I've never before shared, I'm starting this series I call The Vault. A few times a year, I'll choose a photo from my unpublished collection to share here on my blog -- and I'll tell the story behind it. I hope readers will enjoy this experience as much as I do!