Today is the day.
One year ago today is when I began this journey into photography. I had no idea what I was doing but I put my heart into it and I couldn’t be happier about where it is talking me. I have met so many amazing people and complete strangers have turned into friends just because of my camera, a little faith on their end, and a really big dream.
Just the other day I was thinking about why I love being a photographer. People ask me all the time how I got into it and I always say that I honestly cannot remember a time when I didn’t have a camera in my hand. It is so natural to me, and there are a about million answers I could give. I’ve heard people say wedding photography is probably the worst job out there (yes I’m taking about you Professor Howie). But I love it. In fact, I think this is the best job in the world. The thing I love the very most is that it makes me humble. For a day, or sometimes just for a few hours, I get a little peek into some else’s life… and it’s so beautiful. I know that I am guilty of getting consumed with my own little world and this gives me a chance to step out of that mindset and experience something new.
When I was a little girl I would always wonder what it would be like to look through someone else’s eyes. It felt so confining to only be able to see through mine. I craved KNOWING. I wanted to become that omniscient narrator that could switch back and forth between the minds of his characters whenever he felt like it. Being a photographer doesn’t make me omniscient but sometimes it feels like it.
The main thing I want this post to say is THANK YOU. By reading this blog, liking my page on Facebook, or hiring me to capture some of the most important moments in your life, you are making my dream come true. There is so much more I want to do but for just a year into this I’d say I have been very blessed. At this point I have photographed 37 lifestyle sessions and 4 weddings. The lifestyle sessions included seniors, maternity, engagements, families, newborns, cake smashes, fashion, sisters and mini-sessions. Every opportunity I’ve been given to be behind my camear was amazing and I look forward to (and pray for) many, many more.
I cannot wait to see what year two brings.
You probably wouldn’t be surprised to hear that I think a photo says more than words. So while I can say thank you a thousand times, I still feel like it won’t make the impact I am hoping for. That is why I want to give away a photo session.There are a couple of ways to enter:
1. Comment on this blog post. (1 entry)
2. “Like” me on Facebook and comment here to let me know you’ve done so (1 entry)
3. Tell your friends to “like” me as well and have them comment here with your name. (1 entry per like)
(and make sure to tell me where you live since my life is split between California and Arizona) The winner will receive an hour long lifestyle session of their choosing. Entries will only be accepted until midnight on March 15th so please share this with your friends and check back soon for a winner! I would really love to give this session away to a deserving family.
If you want to be behind this camera, start commenting! And again… THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT! <3