Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Just a little about me...

I am an aspiring photographer and fashionista. Although I do not have any special certificates or majors in the photography field, I do have a passion for photography and a creative eye. My degree is in Fashion Retailing from the University of Alabama. I am originally from Atlanta, Georgia and currently living in Tuscaloosa, AL. Some consider me a little crazy, shy at times, and always on the go. I have a tendency to be very spontaneous and when I get an idea in my head, I want to pursue it and embrace it immediately.
Growing up, my best friend, my mother, was a photo-crazed woman that did not want to miss a minute of her children's lives. Her constant picture taking always seemed to bother my brother and me at the time, but now we are grateful. We now look back on the thousands of photos that captured our lives and remember those special moments. Her love for photography has now been transferred to me, and has become one of my obsessions.
My photography style is still a work in progress. This is a new adventure. It is a hobby turned part time career, but I am excited to see where this takes me. I capture the essence of the moment. I find the beauty in capturing the un-posed, the real smiles, and the feeling of the moment. There is also beauty in the posed more traditional photos, that I love. I aim to please and I will work with you to give you what you want. I seem to have a secret love affair with Photoshop, and find it absolutely incredible when I have time to spend making every individual image special and unique. Many people tell me to just put my camera down and enjoy life, but some people just see the world better through their camera lens. I capture those precious once-in-a-lifetime moments and smiles that will be gone in a flash. I feel there is nothing that takes you back to the feeling of a moment better than a photograph. I want you to remember how you felt and not just the way you looked.
This blog will not only show my work, but I will let people know a little more about me. I will share my experiences of a young woman with a passion. I want to show that passion and ambition will get you far. So, come follow me on my life adventure… things always get interesting. Plus, always remember… Because Life is Beautiful.

Never hide your smile,