As a young child, Shannon Schmidt obsessively pored over family photo albums. As she got older she documented her world with a 15-shot Kodak disc camera. But photography didn’t become a true passion until Shannon became a mother. Her desire to capture those special moments of her children’s lives led her on a path of self-education, camera in hand. Her images evoke memories of her own youth: spools of thread from her mother’s sewing kit, lazy vacations at the beach, the crunch of dried autumn leaves underfoot …