BEHIND the Photographer!
Hi! I am so glad you are interested in Behind the Stones Photography. My name is Sarah Lewis, and I was born and raised in Knoxville, TN. I have lived in 4 different homes in my life, all of which, are within a 3 mile radius of each other! Needless to say, Knoxville is my home. I am married to a wonderful man, Marshall, and am a mother to the two best children EVER! I am not biased, at all. If you look around the site you will see plenty of pics of Miss Audrey and my buddy, Sawyer. These two are the main reason I caught the photography bug. Of course, taking pictures for a living has always been on the top of my “what I want to do when I grow up” list, but it didn’t truly come to fruition until after becoming a mommy. If you want to see more about my sweet family, go here.
My husband and I purchased an SLR camera not long after we were married. We have a trunk FULL of pictures that mean the world to me. While pregnant with my first baby, Audrey, we received a DSLR camera from a couple at my church who just wanted to bless someone. They gave us the camera and a HUGE bag of lenses and other goodies along with it! AMAZING BLESSING! At the time, I didn’t really know what I had, and honestly, I am still figuring out just how huge of a blessing it was. Now that I had this new toy, it was time for me to turn the knob to manual mode and really learn how to use and manipulate the camera to get the best shots I could. Capturing fleeting moments is so special to me, and I LOVE the idea of capturing these moments for others, as well! As of right now, I am a natural light, on location photographer. I do not have a studio. If you like what you see, head on over to my contact page, and let me know if you want me to capture some moments for you!
BEHIND the Name!
Behind the Stones seems like a random name, I know. There is, however, meaning behind the name. You can find this meaning in the book of Joshua, chapter 4. After a 40 year long wilderness journey, Joshua led the Israelites to what they called the “Promised Land.” They had to cross the Jordan River to get there. The people were told to take twelve stones from the river and place them on the other side of the Jordan, the promised land side. These stones were to be a memorial for the people of Israel for generations to come. Every time they looked upon the monument they would be reminded of what God had done for them. God values memories. He knows how important it is for us to have our “stones” because we can get caught up in the busyness of life and forget what it is all about. We lose perspective and appreciation. For me, a photograph can be a “stone” whether it be an image that brings joy or even an image that brings pain. Both can equally pull us back to a place of gratitude and reflection. Hence the name, Behind the Stones.
Thanks again for visiting! Hope you like what you see!