My Beginnings as a Photographer
For as long as I can remember, I have had a camera in my hand. When I was very young, my parents trusted me with a camera. Back then, the camera used film and most of the time, it was black and white. If one wanted a flash, one had to buy a separate flash cube that could only be used a few times before it would no longer work. I loved that camera and even as a child under 10 years old, I respected the camera and took pictures of my friends that I still have to this day. As I grew older, I got really into travel and scenery pics. Those scenery pictures turned into a love of taking pictures of flowers. I love to shoot flowers even now when the light is shining through them and they look like they are glowing.
Fast forward maybe 15 years when my brother asked me to shoot his renewal of his wedding vows. I had never shot a wedding before. Needless to say, the pics weren't the greatest, but he got me thinking about photographing people as I did when I was a child. On the long drive back to our house from my brother's place, I was talking with my daughter and my other half. Both of them thought it was a great idea for me to get back into shooting people and learning to become a wedding photographer. I am pleased to say that I am a much better people photographer than I was, but I have yet to try another wedding. : )
My journey has spanned the course of several years, but it has been fun and I wouldn't trade it for anything.
"Do what you love, and you’ll never work another day in your life."