For those of you who want the condensed version:
Please vote for me here
to win a weekend photography mentoring with an amazing local photographer Brooke Snow
. The polls close Sunday, February 28th right before midnight and you can only vote once per computer, but please help me out!
For those of you who have a few minutes to ready why I want this opportunity:
I have loved photography since I was a little girl. My dad always had his camera with him. I was a little poser and enjoyed having my picture taken. I especially loved it when he would let me take a picture. He would hold the camera and I would tell him where to point it, how close to get and he would let me press the button. Back in the days before LCD screens we had to wait for the film to be developed. I would eagerly wait until the rolls of film would be developed and loved finding my pictures.
Years later I had the opportunity to be on our yearbook staff. I fell in love with photography all over again as I captured school trips, sports, events and more. The yearbook camera was something I often had with me. My senior year I put a dark room in my parents storage room. I was grateful for their patience as I had crazy supplies everywhere. They let me experiment and were extremely patient when I would show them image after image after image. One of my favorite images from this time period is simple: a black and white image of a calla lily. My mom hangs this image in her home and it brings a smile to my face to see the simplicity and beauty of that image that really reflects an inner piece of me.
Flash forward several years to the present. I am now in the first year of owning my own photography business. I love photography more than ever before. I love the way I see the world with my camera. Everything has a little bit more color and purpose to it. Despite all of that I am a rookie in this business. I have so much to learn. I have so many questions. This opportunity with Brooke Snow is an opportunity to have a weekend mentorship to ask, to learn and to continue to grow. If given this opportunity it will be something I will cherish and appreciate.
“My style is fresh, fun, and candid. I believe that photography is a way of capturing a moment in time. During your session as often as possible I try to melt into the background to capture candid, honest moments. My goal is to provide you with portraits that you will cherish for a lifetime.”
Thanks for your time and hopefully your vote!
Since every post is better with a picture these are beautiful images from a recent session with my beautiful niece Sophie.