I have always had an interest in photography but truly fell in love when my first son was born. He was just a few months old and my husband gave me my first "real" camera (a Canon Rebel) for my birthday. From the first click of that camera, I was determined to beautifully capture the lives of my children. I read just about every blog/website/article I could find and taught myself how to operate, shoot, compose and edit. It became an obsession.
Fast-forward 4 years, 3 kids and 2 more cameras (I now shoot with a Canon 5D Mark iii), I had finally gained confidence in my skills and had friends asking me to take pictures of their kids. In late 2014, I finally decided to take the leap from hobbyist to professional. I look back on my journey and cringe at the first few images I took (and thought were AMAZING) with my Rebel and even wince at my first few sessions after I turned "pro". I'm not ashamed of where I started. I am SO proud of how far I have come. I look at photography as a skill I will never master but one where I will continue to grow, reflect and change.
Photography is my journey. It challenges me, fulfills me and sets me free.