I Was a Photographer Long Before I Knew It {Seattle Lifestyle Photographer}

June 11, 2018  •  Leave a Comment

Have you ever felt like you were just called to something? Like it was just meant to be? The more I think about it, the more I realize that I was always meant to be a photographer.

When I was young, I remember I would sit down and go through all our family photo albums day after day after day. I loved looking over photos from when we were young. Even back then, I knew there was something so special about photographs. Once when I visited my mother's side of the family in a different city, I sat looking at an old photograph of my Great Grandma's family when she was a little girl, that she went and got it restored, and enlarged for me to take home to keep. When she passed away in her nineties, I remember sitting on my cousin's bed the night of her funeral and going through boxes and boxes of old photographs. I found something so beautiful in her images from the early 1900s. I was photographing my friends and children I babysat a lot, even though I didn't know how to operate a camera. I knew I loved the outcome, even though I was shooting on cheap consumer grade film and my camera was set to auto.

Fast forward a few years and I'm pregnant with my first. My husband told me I could get my own DSLR, or we could pay for newborn photos. Not knowing the talent it took, I thought getting the camera and taking my own was the obvious choice. Of course, my newborn photos were terrible but if I hadn't made that decision, I never would be where I am today. From the time Charlie was born, I had such a strong desire to capture everything about him. One day I hope my great grandchildren enjoy my photographs as much as I enjoyed looking through my great grandmother's.

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