It’s my birthday and I’m reminiscing, all the way back to my 18th birthday where this whole photography thing started!
So many people say they have always loved photography or that they have always had a camera in their hands…it was a bit different for me. My parents ask me every year (because they are the best parents in the world) what I want for my birthday. Typically I would answer with something like gift cards or a mani-pedi, but something was different this time. I answered “I want a fancy camera”. It just came out of my brain. DSLR, aperture, ISO, white balance and exposure meant nothing to me. But there I was, asking for something that would soon enchant me. The more I thought about it, the more I wanted it. I wanted the chance to hold something in my hands that would let me show people how I see the world.
5 years later I am so happy to be doing what I love. I owe a lot of it to my parents who have always supported my crazy dreams. So I say to you today, follow your dreams no matter how silly they may seem.
Feel free to click through the gallery to see some of my favorite pictures from over the years!