Why Not Photography?
I have always loved capturing memories through photos.
Im extra sentimental.
Im a product of divorced parents (I only have 2 photos with both of my parents in them & one was my wedding photo)
Time changes things. Photos freeze the moment.
I love history.
So why not photography?
I started having “photo shoots” with my son as soon as he could walk. I would put cute clothes on him and let him run around the house/yard and shoot away. Before that I would stage shoots for him, finding the cutest costume or fluffy blanket to lay him on. I did similar things with my daughters, recording their monthly progress, making everyone that came to visit them in the hospital take a picture with the baby.
The progression of taking something Ive always loved doing and making it a business gives me joy unimaginable. Photography is my self-esteem BOOSTER. Before I discovered I had an eye for beauty, I thought I had no talent. I didnt like taking pictures much cause there was a 50-50 chance I would have a double chin, or acne, or one eye looking smaller than the other.
Experience is a Good Teacher
I started with digital scrapbooking, photo Christmas cards, making cards for my sorority sisters. Then I became that person at the wedding with a camera almost identical to the photographer. I began giving photobooks/gifts to couples as wedding gifts. I loved the emails I would receive telling me how I captured shots their photographer didn’t. I bought a new camera every year. My ex-husband became a photographer and I felt like he took my dream and ran with it. He is damn good to..
Then it seemed like EVERYONE had a dslr but me! So one day, the day my little sister ended up winning the cotillion, I ran out and bought one. I was excited and afraid. Photography is not cheap. How would I pay for it? I started selling photo books. I convinced one of my closest male entreprenuer friends to let me do a promo shoot for him. He finally caved, and the pictures are awesome! The rest is history but the moral of the story is-Find a way to do what you love. You will NOT regret it, I promise.
~DreAM BiggER in 2014~