How many times has your dream changed? How many times have you shifted focus and attempted something new? I can tell you I have done it a lot, I guess that’s one of those things in life that no one tells you. Or they tell you, you scoff, and then learn it yourself; probably the harder way.
I had it all planned out, I was going to go to college at X school. Instead, I was the first to graduate from a brand new program at Colorado Northwestern Community College, for Horsemanship and Horse Management.
A long way from photography, but horses are as close to my heart as photography and artistry. I was going to enroll immediately into a Veterinary Technology program. In its place, I ended up meeting the love of my life and moving three states away to be with him instead of going back to school.
“If you want to hear God laugh….”
I have had a camera since I was about four years old. A blue Mickey-Matic Kodak that took 110 rolls of film. I still have it somewhere, it should be in a shadow box. Maybe I will pass it down to my son, if it survived me, it should be nearly indestructible.
I wish I could say I took advantage of my mother working for a professional photographer, but I can’t. Oh to go back and do things a bit differently. What could I have soaked up from the hours I spent in the studio park grounds? I will say that his style and purist views on photography not becoming graphic art stuck with me.
I have progressed steadily from my humble but dear little Mickey-Matic; to a $45 blue light special that I was so proud of when I bought it myself! Then a high end point and shoot style, then to one of the first mid-grade starter cameras; A Canon Rebel XTI. Now I am shooting with a newer canon rebel, but I am saving my pennies for a “professional” grade body that will be able to keep up with me at rodeos and equine events.
I am my own worst critic, people look at my photography and tell me it’s amazing, that I should have a gallery. However, because I haven’t put the hours days and years into it that the true pro’s I refuse to call myself a “professional.”
I am a student, and I am constantly learning new things about my camera and my chosen art. I have built this business around the quote “I am constantly doing that which I cannot do, so that I may learn how to do it” there is lots of argument over who said if first Van Gogh or Pablo Picasso. Either way, it’s pretty inspiring.
Right now, my dream is to build myself a photography business, which encompasses all the things that I love, my family, horses, rodeo, and Personal Branding Photography. The idea of helping someone rebrand themselves, or in some cases start from scratch is something that calls to me. I am learning as I go along with this crazy adventure. Let me help you show off your passion through photography. Let me help you visualize your brand and your business. Let’s build something together!