I grew up in a very small town where the expectation was that you graduate, get a job and settle down in the same place you grew up. That’s what everyone seemed to be doing. I was different. I didn’t want that. I held a 9-5 job in the retail industry for 11 years before I decided this isn’t for me and I wanted a different path. I remember feeling lost and not knowing what I wanted to do with my future, but I knew what I didn’t want, which meant more to me. I tried different things to see what resonated with me, and photography was one of them.
I picked up my first real professional camera at 19 years old when I decided to attend a photography college on a whim, just because I thought, “how cool would it be if I took pictures for a living?” I thought to myself, “Let’s see where this goes. What do I have to lose?” I was always the person where I might not know where I am going, but at least I’m moving and making changes to figure it out type of girl. I had no idea at the time how this would change my life, truly.
I have had the amazing opportunity to photograph engagements + weddings and I have worked so hard at my business to create the life that I want. Being lost in my 20’s was the best thing that ever happened to me because it lead me here. I have found my passion and I undoubtedly love what I do. I choose the artistic path and I would choose it again day after day after day.
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