I was not a social butterfly growing up. In fact, I was quite the opposite. If you told me that 10 years ago I'd be a photographer, let alone a PEOPLE photographer, I would most certainly have laughed in your face and then crawled back into my cave.
I used to get sweaty palms every time I had to meet new people. I would lie awake with cold sweats the night before a presentation. You know, the kind where you have to get up and speak and front of people? [shudders]
And yet, here I am, 10 years later, doing something that I never imagined myself doing in a million years.
...And I am loving EVERY minute of it.
I didn't find photography. It found me. It showed me that if I loved something enough, I'd find a way to do it, to reach dreams I never knew I had. It helped me to come out of my shell and to realize that I love meeting new people, and immortalize their happiness. I learned to see the world in a way I never saw it before, and to capture it with my camera.
Through my camera, this teeny box that captures light, I have found myself. Using it makes me happy. Using it makes my clients happy. It has been my saving grace and helped me become the person I never thought I could be. I talk a lot more now (maybe too much hehe)! I might even crack a joke, and you might even laugh (not because we're corny...we're just too cool, I promise)!