So this is my first blog. Ever. Not quite sure how someone who talks as much as I do has yet to create a space to ramble on and on with until now ;)
I promise I will not ramble here. Ok my fingers were crossed when I said that, but if you know me, you know that's how I roll. :)
First off, I just wanna say "WOW". I cannot believe that I have been photographing you beautiful people for a little under a year now! This September marks my one year anniversary as an official photographer. It's been a journey, I can promise you that. Two years ago I got my first DSLR, a Nikon D3200, and started snapping away. Quickly heard "oh your pictures are so pretty, you should charge people!". Well, it's not that easy. I wasn't ready. Noooooo...I was NOT ready. I was stuck in Auto on every setting on the thing and the only thing fancy I did was point my camera at interesting angles. Fast-forward to a year later and many occasions of me squealing in delight, and there I was with a camera in my hands that was making magical things happen with MY help, and not the other way around. I still spend almost all my free time learning new techniques and every single thing I can in regards to photography. I've upgraded my camera, my equipment, my studio and my skills, and I STILL have lots to learn. I believe that the day I stop trying to learn is the day that I have lost my passion. ALWAYS strive for better. And always remember to be your own cheerleader, as well as your own worst critic.
I'm sitting here today waiting on a large gallery to upload and browsing through all the faces that I've photographed over the last 10 months. I can't help but feel moved that so many of you put your faith in me to capture such precious events and memories for you. The number of you that keep coming back and bringing your friends along with you is amazing to me, and I am more flattered and thankful than you probably know. I am so thrilled to have built friendships with so many of you, and I am so excited for the future!
Thank you, thank you, thank you! You are all my sunshine and I mean that in the most sincere and corny way possible! I want to hug every single one of you right now! Can't wait to see you all again!