So recently, I had the opportunity to work with a fabulous photographer, and friend of mine, named Callie Beale. She is also a self-taught photographer, learning as she goes, soaking in every opportunity thrown her way. Although we rarely talk, and only once have worked together, she teaches me a lot about being passionate and following the love of what you do. My first mentor Amanda Hurst, in addition to Callie, has shown me a positive photography world that I never thought I could be a part of. Their support, along with my family's support, and some pretty awesome clients who always have my back, are the reason I keep learning and growing.
In December, Callie asked me to second shoot a wedding with her that I just couldn't refuse. The mention of a new cultural experience, along with some time to shoot with a great colleague was all I needed to say yes. Although it was a school night ( yes, I know), and I didn't get to participate in the entire ceremony, but I enjoyed every second of the experience. The couple was phenomenal, the wedding party was so awesome, and kind, and everyone was just overjoyed and full of happiness.
After weeks of looking at the photos, I was just so pleased to be a part of the experience. I am still learning and growing in my photography, and I always want to be pushing myself to learn more and to do better. I love the positive photography community that has led me to this point, and I am so pleased at the growth of my business over the past few years. It doesn't always have to be a competition; growth comes when the passion of your art can be shared and encouraged by many. Enjoy these gorgeous people! Thanks again to all involved.