Monday, August 29, 2011

A new beginning

For those of you who have been following my work you may have noticed that I have a passion for photography.  It was one of my favorite classes in college but I never fully pursued at the time because:

a)    It was an expensive hobby for a poor college student
b)    After college where does one find a dark room?  

So it was something I was always interested in but I put it on the backburner for Someday…
 Now, fast forward to 2009.   I was nine months pregnant.  A newlywed.  I had recently moved from Alexandria, MN—leaving to job I loved to DeKalb, Illinois—where I would become a stay at home mom.

Big changes.

I knew amidst the shuffle I needed to continue pursuing something that makes me me.  Where I could continue to evolve and challenge myself as a person and visual artist.  That’s when photography came back into play. 

So, August of 2009, the month I would become a first time mom and receive my final paycheck I decided it was time to dip into what I like to call the “Bite the Bullet Budget” and purchase my first digital SLR camera. 

Over the last two years I have...
learned to shoot manually, 
explored different lenses and found some favs, 
became familair with Photoshop, 
found a love for natural light photography
and most importantly, documented some of lives sweetest moments.  

 I think that I have found a niche. 

 Now, August of 2011, Once again I am moving.  This time to Palm Springs, California where we will be living for the next three years for my husband’s job.  I am excited about the adventures and memories to be made together.  I also am going to pursue something that I love. Photography.

 My intention of this blog is to share my work with you as I hope to continually evolve as an artist.  I’m not sure where this will take me but I am willing to take the risk and try to shift from a mom-tographer to hopefully a photographer. 

I’ll leave you with this quote below that resonates for me and I hope it will for you too.

"Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead."
— Louisa May Alcott

1 comment:

  1. Congrats! If you ever need any advice or a second shooter for weddings (oh how I would love to shoot a wedding in CA hehe)don't hesitate to give me a shout out!