Ahhhh, I'm so happy you're here! This space has been in the making for awhile now, but website design is not really my speciality (aaaand yes - I would be lying if I said that was the only reason I've put this off). Kudos to my husband for assisting with this personal project and supporting my photography endeavors - he is so wonderful, and he deserves way more praise than I give him.
I love taking photographs, and I love to write... so naturally, a website where I could merge these loves seemed like the logical next step in this adventure of mine. I began exploring photography almost a year ago, but I didn't become obsessed until I purchased my first film camera.
Film and I didn't always have a strong relationship. The first couple of months were a bit rocky (and filled with underexposed, out-of-focus scans)... but we've come a long way. My exposures and tones are now (for the most part) consistent. My intended subjects are (usually) in focus. Their expressions (more often than not) look natural. Yes, it's taken awhile to get to this place - but I am finally comfortable with the basics - and I feel it's only best that I continue to push myself.
What does that mean?
Well, up until this point, the bulk of my photographs have featured close family and friends. Luckily for me, my family and friends are really beautiful, really patient, and have made building my portfolio (and improving my craft) fun and relatively stressless. They have put up with my incessant begging, bribery, and some have even been forced into multiple photoshoots. Seriously, people. I have become that relative/friend. #notheragain
My progression in this journey has been (intentionally) slow and steady, but the time has come for me to step outside of my comfort zone. I mean, I can't photograph my same four cousins forever (although Lexi, Lauren, Lindsey, Vanessa... you've been great). 😂 😂 😂
While I'm not ready to start a business just yet, I do feel that I'm ready to photograph more people. New people. New places. More love! I want to play in different light, find a specialty, make new friends... and most importantly, continue to grow. It's scary, exciting, overwhelming, and inspiring all at the same time. I'm sure I will reconsider my decision to put this dream out in the universe about 1000 times over the next couple of weeks, but as they say... "Vulnerability is a sign of strength, not weakness."
So, friends... who's ready to take some photos? 💕