The moment that changed everything! It was like yesterday, all I remember was being so happy, to finally have the camera. Being a hair and makeup artist and educator for the passed 20 years, It was time for a new direction. The new path opened up for me on Christmas morning.
I had chatted with my hubby for about a year on and off about getting a camera. I really wanted to photograph my own hair and makeup work. I was tired of waiting for images to come back from photographers. My daughter had started modeling and she also needed some new images, so I thought, why not!
We had thought to wait until after the new year to check for a sale, so that was the plan going forward. Then, on Christmas morning, I opened the box to my brand new D3300 and kit lens. I was so excited. My husband didn’t want me to wait and he was so amazing to surprise me Christmas morning.
What I did next
Booking my very first shoot about 2 weeks later, I was ready to get started. figuring out how to use the camera, I decided to find a great Airbnb with some nice window light. That’s where it all started. Photography started out as a means to capture my work, but it turned into so much more. It’s become my passion and life’s work. Empowering women to love themselves just as they are is my goal. I’m so grateful I have found my calling. So, if you are thinking of when you should start. Start right now. Figure it out, make a plan, and just go for it! Follow your dreams, you will be so happy you did!