Capturing Memories: My Photography Journey, Mattapoisett, MA
In an instant—everything changed.
I had my child, as did every other momtographer! ha! But I did have a camera way before the thought of children came up. I even went to study abroad in Costa Rica and took a photography course where I remember it just being “too hard, too much to learn”. I came back, got married, put my camera away, and eventually went on to have my daughter. Once Ava was born, I left my mental health career at the psych ward and started making tutus and headbands and going to fairs all around Massachusetts. I took out the camera that I almost sold to take pictures of all the fun things I was making and then it happened…
A friend contacted me who had a baby two months after me. She asked if I could take her babies newborn photos and all I could think about was, I’m not a photographer, but I did it AND… I fell in love. Now if you know me, once a target has been marked then as the Sagittarius that I am, I am straight shooting for it. This wasn’t an option, it was a calling. An unshakable feeling down to the very last cell in my body that I had to share my passion for this with the world. I had no idea, in that moment, that my life would change forever.
I started taking courses (I had completely forgot everything I had learned in Costa Rica). I went on to find mentors to learn more about not only photography, but now I had to learn business too! My first years consisted of me learning the skills I needed and meeting all types of different people – to years later honing in on my craft and really loving and enjoying the business side to the point where I love to help newer photographers progress in their own. I remember reading books when I was younger to find what my passion was, I kept asking myself what is my passion. Now I have so many passions and have learned so many skills, that I no longer question this. One thing I can say, is that I will never stop growing or learning. I thank each and every one of my clients, friends, and family for being on this journey with me throughout all these years. I hope everyone can find their passion and their calling as I have.
(Check out some of my first photographers of my daughter showcasing the headbands! A lot has changed since I first started!)