all throughout my middle and high school years I was involved in not only the horse and pony project, but also the photography project. and let me tell you…we had MILLIONS of photos of the horses and other farm animalsmy mom loved it (haha…can you sense the sarcasm there?!)
(overlooking Barcelona in El Parque Guell)
I loved to play with the camera, testing out new settings, trying different angles, and just taking photos in general. I had no clue what I was doing with the camera, no clue what ISO, f-stop, or any of that other “stuff” meant. I didn’t even really know how it all correlated together. but looking back it was that practice that led me on the path to letting that inner photographer let loose.
it was the time that I spent in Spain that really convinced me that I wanted to be a photographer.
all of the beautiful sites, landscapes, people…all of it…I just wanted to drink it all in, capture it, and bring it home with me.
in fact there is one specific photo that I remember taking that solidified my desire to become a photographer.
(Mallorca at night, Baleric Islands)
it was one of those times in my life that I distinctly remember pushing the shutter button, looking at the camera (my point and shoot less than 8 megapixel camera mind you), seeing the photo and having chills run up and down my spine…because I knew. I knew in that instant that I was meant to be a photographer. I knew I was meant to take photos of people, places and things.
(along the streets of Sevilla during Feria)
when I returned home from Spain I bought my first digital DSLR camera and started taking photos…of everyone and thing I could. I finished my last year of college with a degree in Spanish…I even managed to fit in one film photography class. a class that I had to talk my way into because I wasn’t an art major or anything of the sort. but some how I convinced the professor I NEEDED to be in that course. I learned SO MUCH and fell even more in love with photography.
(sunset in Paris from the top of the arc du triumph)
after I graduated I took photos of everyone and everything that I could. soon I was booking weddings & portrait sessions.
I feel so lucky and fortunate to have found this passion. its truly a passion that fuels me to excel and push forward.
I also love that my passion for photography and overflowed and spilled into the yoga world.
there are just so many beautiful people, places and things…I truly feel lucky to have been given this gift to be able to show people the world through my eyes.
and this…this is the photo that has continually fueled my passion for photography…
I call this “Guapas” …it means beautiful.
(along the streets during Feria in Sevilla)