Doing what I love and loving what I do
Years later while waiting tables in a resteraunt a friend handed me a number and said one of my customers is looking to hire someone to work in his store. So I took the number and called it. And set up an interview with him the next day. Turns out it was a photolab and portrait studio. While learning the arts of developing film and studio lighting, I finally knew what was drawing me into those images just a few years earlier. It was the feel and the mood created by lighting, shape, texture and the many other various elements that make up a great photograph. Even after moving on to other jobs over the years, I still pursued photography as a part-time or side job.
It wasn’t untill learning about the pregnancy of my fifth child that the difficult decision to stay home was made. And any extra time I have gotten since then has been poured into learning, and growing my photographic skills. And connecting with other photographers through online communities, through whom I have been inspired and learned quite a bit.
I love having time for both my family and my passion.
I am a mother of 5. And a photographic artist. And I love both very much. I am the most complex, simple person there could ever be. I’m sure that will show itself in time through my images. As crazy as my life is, I love it. I know the drama will never end so I have to adjust to it. Wishing it away does not work