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When I was a little girl I wanted to be a singer and an actress. The only problem was that I am not musically gifted and I hate to be in front of the camera. But that didn’t stop me from trying. When I was in high school I started taking acting classes, modeling lessons, and voice training. One day I had to get my photos taken for headshots. I LOVED it. Except I loved it because I wanted to be the one who was behind the camera. That same year I got a camera for Christmas. I took pictures of everything. Little by little I started falling in love with photography.
When I went into college as an art major I really didn’t take photography seriously. I kinda just cruised through without really putting forth my best effort. A few short years later I married my college sweetheart and was faced with the real world. I had to take photography more seriously if I wanted to shoot full-time.
After 2 years of hard work I found my style. During those years I almost quit at least 3 times. I felt like I wasn’t good and I would never make it as a photographer. I had people tell me that I sucked and that I should give up. I was hurt from it but decided to turn my sadness into motivation to be the best I could be. So, with a ton of help from my amazing husband I learned about editing, business taxes, posing, writing documents, shooting skills, etc.
I put my heart and soul into my work. A lot of people don’t understand how being a photographer can be a full-time job. Aside from shooting I am my own secretary, graphic artist, editor, account, and web designer. Photography isn’t just a job while I wait to start a career, photography is my career.