Visually Speaking | MT & Associates: Sign Language Interpreting Practice | St. Louis Photographer

Knowledge of languages is the doorway to wisdom.
— Robert Bacon
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Recently I had the opportunity to photograph an amazing group of interpreters who are part of MT & Associates, a sign language interpreting practice based out of Clayton, Missouri. The staff at MT&A are passionate about bridging the gap between the Deaf and Hearing consumers. They pride themselves on their superior sign language interpreting services and their customer service.

Our evening together was so cool and fun! Being a first timer to a sign language interpreting group where a Deaf person was present, I was caught off-guard seeing everyone sign as they spoke. However, by the end of the photo session, it felt odd being around people who weren't signing everything they said. I really fell in love with sign language that evening. I've never really thought about how completely amazing it is for people to be able to communicate with the D/deaf.

This photo session was a very humbling and moving experience for me. Inspiring sessions like this one remind me of the selfless people out there willing to dedicate their lives helping others. I am so beyond grateful to have a job where I get to be part of things I would have never been involved with before.

The BEST Christmas present EVER!

A new baby is like the beginning of all things wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.
— Eda J. Le Shan

I am so so so happy for this sweet family! We had the best morning just doting on their new baby and playing with the 2 older kiddos! I am so happy that they had me over to share in this new time with them! :-) 

Frozen Forest

This past weekend we were hit with an Ice Storm. Most of the city shut down and we all just hunkered down. Which, I didn’t mind. I must admit, I am a creature of habit as well as an ambivert, which is a person whose personality has a balance of extrovert and introvert features. As I said in my previous post, I am always mixing things up. While I do love to be social, and can definitely thrive in a social setting, the Holidays just completely exhaust me of socializing. So in January, I enter my hibernation and pretty much don’t like to come out of it until April. I like to use this time to reconnect with myself, with my family, pause, meditate, write, clean/purge, and as well as pursue my projects and regain my creativity, clarity and inspiration. I love the Holiday Season, really I do, but it really zaps me. 

 

I had an internal struggle this past weekend. Should I just stay inside by the fire soaking up being warm and snuggly, or round the family up and take a nature walk through our frozen forest out back. I really hate being cold, so this was a tough decision. Lol! I finally decided that it would be very beneficial to go on this walk together. I mean, how often are we just frozen over? The view of the forest looked magical. I just had to let the kids experience this and I am SO GLAD I did! Seeing everything covered in ice was amazing to all of us. It was one of those situations of everyone saying “Oh, look here!” “WOW! Look here!” “Oooooh, look at that!” It really was true natural beauty that you don’t often get to see. I definitely felt so alive and inspired, and I could tell the kids and Heath were too!

So thankful for days like this.