© 2007-2010 Chris Armytage, Fine Art Photography, Daylesford

Before you were conceived I wanted you
Before you were born I loved you
Before you were here an hour I would die for you
This is the miracle of life.
- Maureen Hawkins

FEATURED on Life As We Saw It, 20 September 2010

FEATURED in Live, Love, Dream, 20 September 2010

FEATURED in Grunge It Up, Permanent Feature Page 30 May 2011

If you like Before, you might also like Simplicity as a companion piece


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I don’t know what I would do if I couldn’t create, it’s as natural to me as breathing, especially now that we have the means to achieve great art with digital photography. It’s so exciting and I feel that my creativity has finally come to fruition with these fantastic digital tools.
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  • Valerie Rosen
    Valerie Rosenabout 4 years ago

    fantastic image and absolutely breathtaking words! :-) val

  • Many thanks for your visit and lovely comments Val – and the favourite too :)

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Brenda Boisvert
    Brenda Boisvertabout 4 years ago

    Very beautiful work, Chris & I also love the quote …. how true!!! :-)

  • Hi Brenda! The poem made me cry when I first read it, it’s just so true, so I thought I’d share it. Thanks so much for the favourite, and your kind words :))

    – Chris Armytage™

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 4 years ago

    Really lovely work, a great capture of having fun.

  • Thanks so much Andrea :))

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Shiva77
    Shiva77about 4 years ago

    lovely picture

  • Thanks so much Shiva :))

    – Chris Armytage™

  • anaisanais
    anaisanaisabout 4 years ago

    Absolutely fantastic work that concretized with the wonderful ( i agree for all) words…

  • Thank you Anna, your lovely comments are always very much appreciated :) x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • Lozzar Landscape
    Lozzar Landscapeabout 4 years ago

    Truly beautiful words and lovely image.
    How precious are our lives.

  • Many thanks Lorraine :) x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • trish725
    trish725about 4 years ago

  • Fantastic Trish – thanks so very much! :))

    – Chris Armytage™

  • AndreaEL
    AndreaELabout 4 years ago

    As above and congratulations on your wonderful feature!

  • Many thanks Andrea :))

    – Chris Armytage™

  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesabout 4 years ago

    Beautiful image and quotation! Congratulations on the feature!

  • Thanks so much Angie :) x

    – Chris Armytage™

  • autumnwind
    autumnwindabout 4 years ago

    so, so beautiful, both image and words! oh my heart. xoxoxoxoxoxo

  • Thank you so very much for your lovely comments and the favourite :) x

    – Chris Armytage™

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