camryn turns one & so do i.

Happy birthday to my beautiful first model! I cannot believe it was almost one year ago today that I had my very first session with this sweet little girl.

Since it’s coming upon my one year anniversary as a professional photographer, I would love to share with you how I got started.

I have always taken good pictures. I have “the eye” as my friends and I like to call it, but I wasn’t confident enough to really put myself out there. I didn’t want to look silly. Last November one of my besties called me to ask if I could take some newborn pictures for a friend because her little one cried through her whole first attempt at a session. My first instinct was to tell her absolutely not, I have never taken pictures of a newborn baby before, and I am not trying to make people think that I think I’m a professional photographer at this point. But my friend made me feel so good about myself, like I could do anything. Like I was already a professional to her. So I googled how to use my Rebel for newborn photos and accepted the challenge. One year, lots of YouTube videos and some serious upgrades equipment-wise later, here I am.

I cannot put into words how grateful I am to my friends Lindsay and Becca for giving me the confidence to follow my dream. And also to the people who hired me when I was just starting out, still learning, and giving me such amazing feedback. To say thank you to everyone who has helped me make my dream a reality, I am thrilled to give away a family session to be redeemed in the 2016 season. No need to enter, no need to share my page or get me “likes”, if you hired me during this first year to take photographs of you, your kids, your family, you are automatically entered into this giveaway. Thank you again to everyone who believed in me and my art, I only hope that I made you feel as good in your photos as you have made me feel this past year.