So, at this point you may be asking yourself “What makes someone want to become a Photographer?"
When I was a kiddo my mom always had her camera. I remember moaning and groaning and then standing in for a photo at whatever event or trip that was happening. I remember going to get the photos (at that point film) developed and standing at the counter while she looked through the photos. Then she would go home and start planning her scrap books. My mom’s scrapbooks are art… like actually beautiful and so intricate. I would spend hours with her while she, my Nawna and my aunt would scrapbook and would also try to scrap book myself. I think back on those times, even the eye rolls and big sighs and think of love and memories. It wasn’t about what movie was out or what video game was new to the oh so popular GameBoy Color. It was about a mom, preserving memories for her kids. Memories that I hold so dear. Do I wish mom was in more photos? Yes. But her love of photography instilled a love in me.
I can’t remember how old I was when I got my first camera. I do remember that I took it
everywhere and took photos of everything. Through school and college I was always the girl taking photos and was even the historian for Drama Club. Music and theatre have always been my 1st passion, but photography went so well with the activities I loved most and I decided I wanted to get more serious. My freshman year in college I decided I was going to double major in Music Theatre and Photography. Soon it would be proven that Music Theatre took too much time and I wasn’t able to devote the time needed for my photography classes, so having a double major was short lived. But I continued to love it. Then it happened… we got a camera with some gift cards we received for our wedding. We decided to buy the camera because I knew that I wanted to document everything. And the rest is history.
While I LOVE photography my main “why” is our little one. She is the best thing that has ever happened to me. I want to provide the type of memories my mom provided for us growing up. But mostly, by starting this business it allows me to be a mom. If you have been to a non-newborn studio session, chances are you have met Sunny. She is the perfect assistant and I am so happy to have a job that allows me to be with her more! She is even starting to pick up things around the house, acting like they are cameras and telling me to "Say Cheese". Additionally photography has brought so many amazing people into my life! between clients and others in the photography community, I have found so many people who I treasure! I couldn’t do this without you all!
I can’t wait to see what the coming year has in store, but I sincerely hope that it allows me to meet new clients and continue the relationship I have with my existing clients.
Thank you all for your ongoing support! I can’t wait to make more memories with you!