I often get asked how and why I became a photographer and I usually end up giving a little chuckle because the story starts where you least expect it.
I didn’t start out my adult life as a photographer or even with a dream of becoming a photographer. My first career was as an Electrical Engineer. I loved the challenge and all the traveling I did in this career and really leaned into it. Then I had babies! This was a life-changing moment for me as it is for all moms. I had to decide whether I would continue with my career or put it on hold to raise my babies. I was very fortunate to be able to choose and ultimately decided to stay home with my girls.
While I was at home raising my girls I did what most moms do to get photos of their kids, I used my phone or I occasionally went to a mall photography studio (remember Picture People or dear lord the Target Photo Studio??). I hired a professional photographer for the first time (and yes I mean the first time in my life) to do a sibling session when my second daughter turned one. I was blown away with the experience and the photos. The emotions I felt seeing those photos for the first time were of joy and elation and I still feel that way every time I look at them.
That’s when I decided to get my very first DSLR camera and try to learn how to capture those photos of my kids myself. What I will tell you is that the learning curve was steep to say the least. I learned that the camera equipment is not what makes a photographer great, it’s how they use that equipment and interact with people that makes the photos great! I also learned that I really loved photography, like really found joy in it!
Fast forward 10 years later I was at the point in motherhood where my girls were more independent, they were in school full-time, and I had an existential crisis (read full on breakdown) about what I wanted to do. Did I want to go back to corporate life? Did I want to work at all? Did I want to start something that I owned for myself? After some soul searching I decided to jump in and start a business for myself. Not just any business though, I decided to start a business doing something that I loved.
Photography brings me joy and my photography business fills up my need to bring joy to others. I want my clients to feel delight and excitement when they see their photos. I want to create photos that you will cherish forever, photos that will tell the story of you or your family long after your gone. We take photos to remember and to leave for our future generations to remember.
This is my why. This is why I love what I do and strive to be the best at photography, at providing a great experience, and delivering images that make you feel beautiful.
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