I got my first ‘big girl’ camera on Christmas morning when I was thirteen years old. Sitting in front of the tree was a mountain bike for my sister and a Yashica slr camera on a tripod for me. That morning my dad sat with me showing me how it worked and teaching me the exposure triangle. There were no green automatic dials on this thing, I had to do it all by hand. My first subject was my sister riding her bike.
If you add up the years since I learned on that camera they are less than the years of experience I have. Somewhere along the way I put my camera down. Growing up I only thought of photography as a fun hobby. However, over the past few years I had an epiphany. I realized that photography is much more than a fun hobby for me. I found that it is my creative outlet, when I never suspected I had creativity to share.
Now I have this computer that is full of my creations. I think they are getting kind of lonely, or I might just be making this up to give myself a reason to share them. Anyway, they were my motivation for starting a blog. I’m tired of my lonely images sitting there. I want to share them – not because they are great – but because they are part of my creative journey.
Some of my favorite subjects are my four crazy, adorable, amazing kids. I am sure they will appear on this blog. Maybe I should apologize right now because it’s likely they will appear here a little too often. It’s just that they help guide me on this journey that I am on today. And I can’t forget my husband of nine years who gives me never ending support. My family makes my journey worthwhile.
I recently wrote an article for Clickin’ Moms about my photography journey.