December 2017 Photographer of the Month Anita Martens

"My name is Anita Martens.  There is a quote that says, "A photograph is the pause button of life".  I believe that is why I have loved taking photos for the past 20 years.  I have paused and captured the beautiful moments in the life of my children, my family, my friends, the beauty of the world that surrounds us every day and the beauty of a world that is out there for us to explore.  I want to remember through a photo the very details that have shaped who I am and what I love.  I get lost in the eyes of a portrait, the details of a delicate flower,  and the colours of culture.  I have captured many portraits of families, children, couples and in the last few years, mostly graduates.  As I continue to grow as a photographer, I find myself being drawn to more travel photography and would love to learn to capture birds.  Please enjoy a few of my photos."