How and Why My Photography Journey Started.
Did you know my love for taking photos was born from an obsession with editing? I know that’s backwards right? Yes it’s true, I got my first dslr when Max was born, but that’s not how it all started for me. .
When Jordan and I were married and received our wedding photos, I was devastated. The photos were not that great (that’s being nice). The saying “ you get what you pay for” couldn’t be more true. This was both our second marriage so of course we were trying to stick within a strict budget for the wedding. And when it came to the photographer, I just wanted someone to snap photos. They didn’t have to be award winning. I just wanted good shots of us on our special day. Well, we apparently hired someone who didn’t know what they were doing 😬 Most of the photos were taken below eye level, which you know I love at times, but when I was walking down the isle, or saying my vows?! Plus he used a super wide angle lens 🤦🏻♀️ You guys, let’s just say the photos did not look like me...or my husband. Yikes!
So being the “I’m going to find a way to make this work” kind of person I am, I was determined to learn how to edit and fix the photos. I wanted to show me and my husband as we really were that day, not the way a distorted lens and a bad angle was showing us.
I went to town, editing and transforming my photos and I started to LOVE it. When I was finished with my wedding photos, I began looking at other iPhone photos I had on my computer and began playing around with those. Friends began asking me if I could “fix” their photos. Then one day I ran out of photos to edit. I needed more. So I began looking at Nikon cameras. I didn’t really know if it was worth the investment though. And then, bam, I got pregnant with Max. What better excuse to buy an expensive camera than when you are having your first child. So when Max was born I started taking photos and as I began using that camera my obsession with editing diminished and a new one started. I wanted to learn how to use my camera and take great photos. I was in love! And that’s how it all got started. Now, the journey I’ve been on ever since…well, that an entire new blog post I’ll share one day soon.