Hey everyone! It’s been a while since I’ve gotten on this little blog of mine. I guess I’m just not used to having a blog. I’m going to make this short because I’ve got a Valentines Day date with bae I’m supposed to be getting ready for.
To start off, I just wanted to give you a little background on my photography journey. Photography is not something new for me. It’s not something I just decided to do one day because “everyone else is doing it”. Heck no. I got my first camera when I was a sophomore in high school ( and I would be lying if I said I just barely didn’t upgrade, which is proof that you don’t need a super fancy camera to be a good photographer). I wanted to start taking better quality pictures of me and my friends, and have a way to be more creative. I don’t know when my need for photography started. All I remember is being in elementary school walking around my hometown with my best friends doing photoshoots on an iPad, or walking around at recess taking pictures of everyone for a photo album. If only I could find those pictures! Photography was something that I have always done, I have always been drawn to it.
When I got my first DSLR camera, I began taking pictures for people at my school here and there. Mostly just senior pictures. I thought it was THEE COOLEST thing ever that people were actually trusting me with their senior pictures because I have always thought that senior pictures are a huge huge deal. Eventually I became known as the “photographer” of the town and was doing weddings for friends and family members. Let me tell you. I had no idea what I was doing. It is all a process. Just like everything in life, photography was something I had to work hard for, especially to get where I am today.
Now I am 20 years old and living in my parents basement. Going to be real with you it’s not as bad as it sounds. I love my house, and I love my parents. I have easily lived on my own before, but this just feels right for me right now. This time last year I was going to college at UVU, taking classes and doing everything they teach you to do. Everything that society thinks you NEED to do in order to be successful. I mean if I wanted to be a doctor or a teacher or something of that nature I would definitely go to school and do it. That life never was for me though. I remember just yesterday at a restaurant I overheard someone talking about all the classes they needed to finish for their major and they still have 3 years left and they don’t even like it. I can’t count the amount of times I’ve heard people say “I went to school to do this and this and now I’m not even doing it and I hate my current job”. It has taken me about a year to show up to my own life and say THAT WILL NEVER EVER BE ME. Why would I do something I don’t want to do just because everyone else is doing it. That just sounds lame. I choose my path. I choose to do what I want to do. I am not afraid and I am determined to live my best life, my own way.
I have chosen to focus my talents and creative endeavors on something much bigger to me than a degree. Something I am passionate about. I am passionate about living and exploring. I am passionate about serving others iby giving them a way to step out of reality and visit moments from the past.
One of my most recent shoots was at Miesh Studio with Ypsilon Dresses. Let me tell you that will forever be the best shoot of my life. I was on such a high and I will always look back on that day with fondness. I remember the next day I was SO SAD to go back to my regular day job. I hope you like the heck out of these pictures.