Life is not
a someday thing
or a one day thing.
It is a right now,
I can remember sitting on my couch while Anna and Noah would nap six years ago, I’d be on a laptop browsing photographer websites. I would be so inspired to do the same thing. I’d dream of walking into a client’s home and photographing a child, delivering a gallery to the parents and giving them something they could not have gotten anywhere else. Something cherished and beautiful, important and lasting.
I can recall sharing images with Brian. “Look at this image! Look at her eyes! They way she does her black and whites. This photo makes me cry, does it affect you the same way?”
I’d take thousands of photos of Anna and Noah. Each year, it seemed, I was able to get a new camera, something newer, faster, a bit more shiny and expensive. I can remember talking to my brother on the phone about someday opening a business.
Years have gone by.
I could have continued to just dream that dream. Instead I started to live that dream. Countless photos taken, over fifty session (many unpaid), local classes, online courses, workshops in other states.
click learn click learn click learn click learn click learn click learn click learn click learn
I’m ecstatic with where I’m at, I’m looking forward to learning so much more, whether it’s through different workshops or just shooting everyday.
Although the journey has been long, it’s been worth it.
Many months ago I realized I wanted to teach photography locally. It’s missing from our area. I took a class at the local university and I learned nothing of value. I sit with moms during my newborn sessions and they ask where they can go to learn photography and I can’t give them anything.
So, I’ve decided to put these things together and teach. To take my idea and GO.
My first workshop will be held in February. It’s a photography class for Moms. Moms just like you, you have kids, you have cameras, you just want to take better photos and I’m going to help with that. (instruction on lighting, composition and how to captivate your subject. And of course, it’s open to everyone, not just mamas!) The class after that will be a two day workshop teaching DLSR user how to shoot in manual.
Check out more information here!
I’m excited. Scared. Nervous. But mostly? I’m happy. I’m happy the idea came to me, that it flourished inside of me and that I’m taking the LEAP. And maybe this will be the only one, maybe I’ll only teach to two people in my lifetime but I’m just happy that I’m trying and praying that it leads to great things and great relationships with great people.