When I got married I remember thinking the one thing I will have to remember my wedding will be the photos. I knew from there that I wanted to do photography and give those same feelings and memories to others. We had been living in Tennessee and we got a bonus at work, and I used that bonus to purchase my first camera. From there I was self taught. I practiced on anyone who would let me, and just started trying to figure out what I was doing.
We moved back to Utah, which made it easier to book jobs since I knew so many people or even just to do test shoots. I had a few jobs that just helped me take off and from there the rest was history.
I then found myself shooting every day, shooting weddings all over the US and all over the world honestly, and leading into teaching workshops.
I had a Masters degree in Education from when I was a teacher so I felt like it was the perfect transition for me. I was so happy to have something that made my heart skip a beat and something that I truly loved doing. The workshops led into a retreat series called For the Love Retreats. They were everything and more to me. I loved seeing new students light up and feel like they found themselves in small moments or that they found that this is really a passion for them. I loved shooting weddings and commercial/fashion work for so long, it truly was such a dream come true for me.
Now I am a mother of one and taking a little break from teaching but still loving the skills I have to be able to capture my little girl as she grows.
My advice to new people entering this photography world is don’t give up. When you think it’s so so hard, I promise it will get harder, but that is what will make you great in this business. Like al things, this business takes work, and you have to always work on mastering your craft. I have been doing this for almost 6 years and I am constantly learning and adjusting to new things that I didn’t know before. Believe in yourself and do it for you!