Photography found me while I was chasing music.
I wanted nothing more than to be Alanis Morissette, but my small town had other plans. Instead of a mic, I ended up with a camera in my hand, documenting all of my friends' bands who were getting to do what I'd only dreamed about.
That camera became my ticket to a whole new world.
I left my hometown in South GA, and against all fear and logic, somehow graduated from The Art Institute of Atlanta. I realize you don't have to have a degree if you choose art as your career, but it was something I had to do for myself. I have yet to regret that decision.
My photography journey has been beautiful and colorful and painful. It has taught me a lot about myself, and it has given me the opportunity to serve others in a very humbling way. For that, I am very grateful.
Being able to meet so many new people, being a part of their journey, and getting to document them in a time and space where they are growing is what keeps me loving this job. I know how much power there is in looking back at the person you used to be and how it can propel you to become that person again, or be grateful you outgrew them.