Hello one and all!
Welcome to the new blog! this is so exciting! I'm finding I want to share stories or different experiences I have with clients or the many things I'm learning as being an adult that I decided to start a blog! These posts will come out about one or two Sundays each month at 8:00 am Central Time. (But don't worry if you are subscribed you will get a nifty notification come right to your inbox! ) So with all of the details out of the way let's get right into the post.
Today I'm going to talk a little bit about me and why I got into photography. So for those who don't know, my name is Vanessa (and yes that is me pictured above) and I am from the Milwaukee area of great ol' Wisconsin. I don't come from a big immediate family (but my extended family is quite large) so I had the amazing opportunity to travel a lot. From a very young age I got to see many wonderful places with breath-taking scenery which of course with my disposable camera I tried to capture every moment out of those 30-some shots. Does anyone else remember those? And then the sadness when you had no more shots left? Oh, the memories. But really I didn't fall in love with photography until much later.
I went to the University of Wisconsin Green Bay to pursue a degree in Design Arts and I can't rave about that school enough. The department I was in was incredible and how they wanted you to dive into as much as possible to become the best well-rounded designer as possible. There really wasn't that much competition to be the best, we really just inspired each other to be the best we could be. I decided to take a photo class because I thought it could be fun. It certainly was fun and it lit a spark in me which has turned into a burning passion that will never be extinguished. I was inspired to challenge how to frame each photo and what moments I can capture. I just remember asking all of my roommates and friends to do photoshoots with me so I can get practice and experiment with some ideas I had.
Even though it was all fun and games I never really saw myself photographing weddings or engagements or anything until my cousin asked me to do her engagement photos. I said sure and I definitely surprised myself that day in what I was capable of. I was able to produce some pretty good stuff with a simple point and shoot camera. They really gave me the confidence to keep going and have actual clients hire me.
Flash forward four years and here I am! A couple of client sessions, engagement shoots and weddings under my belt and it's pretty incredible to see how far I have come. It's crazy to think that in the span of four years so much has changed. That's the crazy thing about life, things change pretty quickly. But, I can't wait to see what it has in store for me.