“Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies”. -Diane Arbus. Who doesn't like oreos? Ok maybe not everyone loves oreos like I do, but who doesn't like cookies? brownies? ice cream? sweets of any kind really? Well my motto is figuratively as well as literally... BRING ON THE COOKIES! I love being a photographer. From the time I was 13 and first saw an image magically appear in that darkroom I was hooked.
I never gave much thought into what I was going to actually do with my photo degree from Northeastern University. I think I hoped I'd take some amazing fine art photo and sell it for millions. The few times someone would mention wedding photography I would turn up my nose and say "who would want to do that?” Well turns out I would and I just didn't know it.
When I moved to Texas back in 2007 and found my way to Debbie Brower I really had no idea just how lucky I was. I knew how to take photos, I was quite good at portraits but I'd never shot a wedding. I guess Debbie saw some potential because I ended up working as a photographer for Image Forward Photography photographing weddings, engagements, seniors and families. I learned so much from my time With Debbie and her girls at Imagine Forward- These girls taught me that wedding photography was actually really fun!!! They taught me that there was so much more than stuffy boring formals and that working with brides was fun!
Here I am 10 years into running and owning my own wedding photography studio and I could’t be more grateful that I’ve been given this wonderful opportunity.
Here’s to 10 years and hopefully 10 more!