My wonderful cousin sparked an interest in me to take up photography. Even though she is 6 years younger than me she has been a huge inspiration and her work is phenomenal! However, my children are my muses. If I want to try something new, they are the first ones I experiment on. I don't post half of the things I shoot of them... they are just mine to have and keep dear to my heart.
I know for sure this is something I want to do forever. I get such joy and pleasure from taking pictures and capturing people's realness for them to treasure always. Every time I head out to a photo-shoot I never think of it as work. For me it's just fun and I get excited to see what type of personality will come shining though my lens that day. I love getting to meet new people through this and I feel like I can do almost anything when I'm talking about my work.
Whether it's taking pictures of a sexy pregnant belly (I think every pregnant woman is so beautiful except for me), or a fresh newborn just welcomed into the world, these shoots always remind me how important life is and what a gift it truly is.
The thrill of capturing pure joy and love as a couple gets ready to become man and wife. Taking in every aspect of the wedding so they can always remember their special day. There is not much like it.
But by far, my most favorite thing to capture when taking pictures is the rawness of children. I love photographing children! They can be hard at times, yes. But it is so fun and so worth all the wiggling and giggling. I love it.
I know I'll never be a "big time" photographer, and I know there is still so much to learn. But photography makes me feel like I'm good at something, that I can make people's happy memories last forever. The world through my lens isn't always perfect but all that really matters to me is that I have fun doing what I love.
And this is something I love!