Forests are the scenes of many a great adventure. When we are kids we see the endless possibilities. We run, jump and hide in the shade of the canopy. We climb as high as we dare and shout as we pretend to be mighty heroes. If only trees could tell us all they've seen.
Elisheva Golani shares a little of what she's seen through her lens and a bit of her story as we discuss beginnings and inspiration. This husband and wife team might be based in Houston, TX but is oh so willing to pack their bags and travel to beautifully capture your memories.
Heirloom: Do you have a set morning routine? If so, would you mind sharing what a typical morning looks like for you and how that sets you up for success.
Elisheva: First things first is a cup of coffee ;) Once my son is at school and my daughter goes down for a nap, I sit down to answer e-mails. Then I'll move on to editing, blogging or whatever else needs to be done that day!
Heirloom: Tell us your story. How did you discover your love for photography?
Elisheva: Photography was always something that interested me. When I graduated from high school, I worked all summer long to save up to buy my first camera. I was determined to learn how to use it well. Later, I met my husband and after we got married we traveled to Israel for 6 months. It was there that I really explored photography. I wanted to document everything, the people, the land. We came home and I had my first photo exhibit with the photographs that I had taken in Israel. From then on I started photographing portraits, events and weddings.
Heirloom: Where do you look for inspiration?
Elisheva: I am very inspired by nature. A beautiful tree with spanish moss, gorgeous mountains as a backdrop, even a wall with vines can inspire me.
Heirloom: What advice would you give an aspiring artist?
Elisheva: Hard work pays off. Keep your eye on the prize and don't ever give up!
Heirloom: What is the best part of owning your own photography business?
Elisheva: I get to make my own schedule. We have 2 young children so this is crucial. I work when they are at school or sleeping, so being able to work when I want to work is a huge blessing!