My grandmother was a photographer and I remember following her around watching her take pictures from when I was little on. Back then we would have to drop of the pictures and wait for them to get developed. I will be honest and admit that this was even before one hour photo too! It was so exciting to go pick the pictures up. I wanted to be the first one to open the envelope and see the magic grandma created. I was hooked on capturing life, moments, feelings... art.
Things have changed a lot since then. You don't have to drop off film and wait for it to get developed. Photoshop has made it possible to remove the grass stain on the knee of those pants that were pristine at the start of a photo session. Advances in cameras and software is nothing short of amazing!
What still remains though, is my passion for photography, that only grows more and more every day. I am truly blessed that my grandmother opened my world to the beauty of capturing nature and life on film. I am also blessed that my family supports my passion.
I have almost always had a full-time job and a part-time job, or been involved with projects that allowed for little time to pursue photography as anything more than a hobby. That changed in 2016 when my full-time job went to part-time. With my family and friends encouragement I decided it was time to do this! I attended school and multiple seminars and have not stopped soaking up knowledge... and equipment, sorry honey! My two dogs have had their pictures taken more than they care to, but still sit patiently for me so I can practice, or maybe it is for the treats.
My daughter is married and my son will be leaving for college next year. They are always in my heart but I treasure each and every picture I have of them and the memory it represents. the laughter, joy and sometimes sorrow. All of it so worth every minute and so much a part of our families story. I am glad that I had the ability to capture it. I would love to help you do the same for your family. The time goes so quickly but seeing the captured memories truly make the treasured moments last just a little longer.