My passion for photography evolved out of losing my mother at the young age of 14. After her passing, I quickly realized that we practically had no photographs together. My mother was a single mom who worked extremely hard to provide for me. The Christmas before she passed was a rough one for us. I wanted a camera more than anything, but because of our struggle financially that was out of the question. Soon after my mom had passed I received a check in the mail for almost the exact amount for the camera I wanted. It amazes me how the Universe works. And so, my journey as a photographer began.
Passion for Snapping
My passion for holding the camera would not only allow me to venture into new worlds, but to actually create another dimension for myself. It is through photography where I learned a new way of expression. I began taking classes in high school for photography, and even nailed an internship for a prestigious photography company, California Center for Digital Arts. As I invested more time into growing as a photographer, I began to evolve more and develop more of a ‘style’. As my photograph’s increased in strength, so did I. I became a stronger individual, more aware of my surroundings, and the people that make up this place we call Earth.
Through much perseverance, the Divine blessed me with an abundance of opportunities I have seized. Not only am I blessed to be able to capture so many spectacular moments in time for individuals, but I also have the freedom of being a travel photographer. I photograph social media influencers such as Karisma & Lindsay of Travelpreneurlife. Being a travel photographer has opened up a whole new avenue of happiness in my life. Who knew photography could get even better!
Do What You Love
All in all, I have laughed and cried as a photographer. Photography has touched my heart in ways I cannot begin to express. I wouldn’t trade it for anything. There is absolute, endless beauty with these memories I have the privilege of capturing.