My Photography Journey

Hi there!  I thought that today, I’d give you a little bit more information about who I am.  While my About Me page is a pretty good summary, I thought I’d share my photography journey with you.

 

I’m a San Diego based, natural light, Wedding, abd Portrait photographer.  Many “About Me” pages tell the story of how someone wanted to be {insert career here} for as long as they can remember.  Not me!  I always wanted to be a surgeon.  A reconstructive plastic surgeon to be exact.  Why?  Because science is awesome!  I never imagined I’d be a photographer.  I’ve always believed that every family needs a doctor, a lawyer, a mechanic and a photographer.  My grandpa was the one with the nice camera, and he always snapped photos at family get-togethers, so the position was filled.  I was determined to be the doctor.

My photography journey began my freshman year of High School.  The main office messed up my schedule by putting me in a PE class.  However, I took PE over summer school so that I wouldn’t have to take it during the school year and could instead, take a different elective.  When we went to correct the mistake, the only class with availability was Yearbook Staff. However, I hadn’t met the journalism pre-requisite for the class.  They put me in anyway.  I got to spend an hour, every day at school, pulling friends out of class and taking their pictures! I shot football games, soccer games, track meets, and pep-rallies.  I taught myself Adobe Photoshop, Lightroom, Indesign and Illustrator, and the beauty of creating a digital “page spread!”  I was hooked.

For graduation, I bought my first camera, a Canon Rebel Xti, put it on Automatic mode {facepalm}, and shot a few weddings for fun- to possibly help pay for Medical School (or cruises to the Caribbean).  As much as I LOVE science, Chemistry is a language I just don’t speak, and it was 65% of my Pre-Med major.  After failing Organic Chemistry twice, I decided I needed a new career path…

 

I’ve always been a creative, but didn’t know that there were actual careers that involved creating websites, brochures, posters, planning events, public speaking, and all of the fun things I like to do; until I moved to San Diego.  I started working in Advertising & Marketing, and love it!  However, something inside me kept telling me I needed to shoot.  I needed to create.

“The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities, we each have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before.”  -Dieter F. Uchtdorf

So here I am.  With a lot of encouragement from my husband, I’m putting myself out there, and doing what I love! 

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November 12, 2017

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