I don't think there is a time in my life that I don't remember being obsessed with a camera, photographs, or anything along those lines. I remember always seeing my Aunts and my Grandfather with a camera or video camera. I feel like from a young age I was shown youre supposed to record these memories, and as an adult that has shifted into not only a career for me but a real passion. In 2020 I lost my last two living grandparents, I felt like a piece of me was missing, I still feel like it. My why really stems from so many things, all emotional glued to me. My why is to create a memory you cant erase.
Grandma and Grandpa and me, Im guessing Im 7/8 there.
This was the first time I went out to shoot with my Aunt, we were shooting film. One of my most favorite memories of my life.
it really grows every year. In 2020 Boudoir was pretty busy and my WHY was SO there, because I watched so many ladies just BLOSSOM.. I really value what we do when shooting boudoir because our goal is to truly make the client feel as beautiful as we see them. A few times I flipped the camera around and showed a few images to the client and tears rolled from their cheeks, in the middle of the session and then a smile.. and shock. It gives me goosebumps just thinking about it, about how special of a gift it is to see someone truly feel confident and beautiful.
My why is also really and truly the love of my family, I want to see my children more than less. I want to be available to them and show them you can follow your dreams successfully. I love the ability to travel and explore more of the world. I love my Job, my why is reminding myself daily I am blessed, to be doing what Im doing.
I love the friends I've met in the last ten years in the photography community as well. Community over competition is much better for sure! #friendors
Well, this was my first attempt at a blog, and I hope its been an enjoyable read about " My Why" Im totally nervous and just sitting here waiting to hit publish.. ok .. here we go .. why not.