Becoming a photographer has been a dream of mine for a very long time. I’ve always played around with film cameras, but never really grasped the whole digital camera thing.
Cut to Summer of 2017- I still didn’t own a camera, but knew it was time to make a leap. To be completely honest, I don’t know what convinced or pushed me to go after it but I did. I borrowed my best friends travel camera and started taking photos. These photos were mostly of Eddy fishing, or my dogs, or various travel photos… nothing super exciting or spectacular, but hey! it got my practicing.
A couple months later, I bit the bullet and bought my own full frame digital camera (!!!!!) but I still clung to taking photos of my travels, food, my dog, and occasionally Amanda or Eddy.
Now cut to this day last year.… 365 days ago, I shot my very very first lifestyle shoot (of a two week old baby, nonetheless). I was so nervous I almost cancelled, I had no idea what I was doing, and also I am not a natural “oh let me just touch your baby” typa girl. But you know what? I faked that confidence, shot wayyyyyy too many photos, and had a total blast.
I’ve learned a lot in these past twelve months and I still have a lot of learning to do, but damn if i’m not proud of how far I’ve come. If it weren’t for this family who graciously let me into their home, who knows if I would’ve ended up as an engagement or wedding photographer or boudoir photographer. I’d like to hope I would have, but I still can’t thank this family enough for giving me a chance to start.
SO without further ado, here is a throw back post to my very first session of Harper Rose Lovegood.