|My story begins with my father. As a young girl I would describe things to him, things I had seen that day, and he always described me as having an "eye" for beautiful things.|
Fast forward to high school. I developed an interest in photography more and more BUT I realized I was no good. I was decent, but nowhere near as professional as I needed to be to make it my living. I was on my high school's student body as the historian aka the school's photographer. I still felt I was incapable of doing photography well so I turned to science in college.
Science wasn't for me. I didn't understand it like I knew I needed to and I wasn't interested in it. I transferred from a 4-year college after two years to a junior college and started taking art classes again. Once I realized I needed education and experience to be a better photographer, I began my search for the perfect photography school.
The Brooks Institute of Photography (now known as the Brooks Institute) was my school of choice. I learned both the technical aspect and the creative aspect of photography there. It was a dream come true for me. Brooks opened many doors for me, including intern opportunities and being guided by a fantastic staff of working professional photographers.
Photography, to me, is not simply a career choice but a lifestyle. I see the world in a different way than I used to and, to me, it's more beautiful now. I am surrounded by beauty only because I choose to see things that way.
I really, really love photography, as any photographer should.