May 19, 2020
This post is long anticipated, and ill start with saying that I absolutely love my job and all of the opportunities this little business has afforded me. I can’t express my gratitude for all of the families that have welcomed me into their homes, lives, and trusted me with their memories. You guys are amazing!
I started this journey at sixteen years old. My mom gifted me my first ‘real’ camera, a Canon Rebel t3. I had never been a stranger to taking or editing pictures prior to this point, but I very quickly got started photographing my friends and family. My younger sister, Karsyn, became my primary subject. At six years younger than me, she did much of what I asked her to at this point and helped me become the photographer I am today.
Once confident enough photographing and posing, Karsyn, I quickly was able to start photographing my friends and their families. I mainly photographed seniors, children, and family at this point. During my Junior year of high school, I was working at both The Taco Shoppe, Necessities Boutique, and running my small photography business at this point.
My senior year of high school, I graduated early, quit my other jobs and started working full time at a local pizza joint while still running my ever growing photography business. I had plans for early in the fall to move to Indianapolis to start college. Upon moving to and starting my degree, I met a wonderful group of photographers that I would eventually call my tribe.
I was working at State Farm, traveling and photographing, getting a degree, hosting weekly industry meet-ups, having networking meetings daily, and something had to give. After about six months, I dropped out of college.
I took dropping out of college hard, it really wasn’t like me. I felt guilty, but that only pushed my drive for success. I have since photographed over a hundred weddings and in the following places and surrounding areas at least once;
I am so so grateful for all of the opportunities and those to come. I hope those who made it this far enjoyed learning a little bit about me and how I got here.