My passion for photography started long ago back in middle school when I chose to take a photography class for my electives. We learned about all sorts of photography things that to be honest don’t really stick out in my mind, the biggest thing I remember from that class was making pinhole cameras and developing our own film in a darkroom.
I’ve always had a desire to create beautiful things and to have my own business. I just love the idea of starting a business and making it grow into a job that doesn’t feel like a job at all. (I’m still working on this dream, it’s been in the making for years) In fact, I tried to sell ‘Jesus Loves You’ pictures for a penny in elementary school. That’s how far back my entrepreneur soul goes!
In high school I started a jewelry business. I would make beautiful pieces with semi-precious gemstones and sterling silver. I signed up for every craft fair that I could and my childhood best friend, Hannah, was always right there by my side!
My love for making jewelry slowly faded away as the years passed and toward the end of college, I ditched it all together. My first love, photography, had once again been reignited in my heart. I started using a basic DSLR camera that I borrowed from my friend (basically sister) Moriah. I used it to take better pictures of my jewelry items for my Etsy store. Soon enough I was more interested in taking pictures of people rather than jewelry.