Updated: Nov 12, 2019
I don't remember the exact moment I fell in love with photography because it's something I've always appreciated.
Maybe it was when I was flipping through fashion magazines as a kid or perhaps it was when I discovered David LaChapelle's work at age 15. It could have even been when I found a copy of my Life 70 Years of Extraordinary Photography Book at a thrift store for $1.
That's the thing though, there are so many distinct moments in my life that have only deepened my seemingly natural love of photography. It's like it was something I was born with. Seeing compositions. Recognizing patterns. It's a part of who I am.
The funny thing is, I never imagined that this is what I would be doing with my life.
For the longest time, I dreamt of directing music videos and working in the film industry. Then I changed my mind and switched to being a personal trainer. That turned into doing nails. Then I settled into the graphic design industry which opened a whole other can of worms in and of itself.
Okay, I know what you're thinking... "This girl is a total scatterbrain!" Well, what can I say? It was my early 20's and I'm a free spirit.
But the truth is I'm grateful for all those changes of heart because they ultimately led me to where I am today.
The one thing that has been my constant through all that my love of photography. That is how I realized that photography is what I really love to do.
During those years of indecision, I casually took pictures. At first, I would just take pictures on my phone of things I thought looked cool and didn't really thinking much of it. Then I started going out with a small point and shoot digital camera and spending hours at a time just taking pictures around town.
This slowly turned into me recognizing my passion for photography and deciding to really focus on it. Now I am at a point where I am starting to design my pictures with props and lighting. I'm even working on ideas to incorporate models.
All these experiences led me to where I am today and I'm excited to see where photography takes me next.
Thanks for reading 😀