I'm a 25 year old wedding + portrait photographer living in Orange County. I was never a creative person growing up - in fact, I complained anytime girl scouts or school would try to get me to do arts and crafts. I was insecure about the way my projects came out and thus - I didn't like it. I played softball for 12 years and thought that would be my "thing" - but oh how wrong I was! (sorry Dad). After I was exposed to photography my last year in high school, I really flourished in creative thinking. It was fun, and new, and I Iiked it! I really love working in all types of art; making things, thinking of new ideas or new ways to pursue an old trend, and especially love art history. I'm also married and deeply inspired by that part of my life, which then translates over into wedding photography perfectly.
Not so much a 'who' by a 'when.' My family moved to Texas when I was 17 and I unpacked a few of my dad's old film cameras. I took them outside our house next to a farm, and got lost in photography.
Yes. I graduated from CSUF in 2012 with my BFA in Creative Photography. I don't think everyone needs to go to school to be a talented photographer if you've already got "it" - but I highly recommend it for even the most basic and fundamental teachings. Everyone should know their crafts history and beginnings.
Soft, romantic, whimsical.
The best moment would have to be knowing that you nailed an image. With photography, some moments can be missed unfortunately, because they go by so fast. But when you nail that half-a-second emotion that you will never see again into a photo - it's like winning a marathon.
composition, emotion, and a lot of unpredictables (light, weather, spontaneity)
This interview was originally published on BehindTheCamera.co.