Updated: Jul 31, 2020
The moment that I knew it was possible to become a professional photographer was when I photographed a friend’s wedding upon her request. I showed up with my point-and-shoot Fuji Finepix camera and did my very best to document their special moments throughout the day. I felt unsure of myself as I attempted to capture moments behind the scenes. It felt surreal at that very moment.
It was the first time that I was holding a camera intending to test my ability to use it as a tool. My abilities shined as I honed in on a beautiful second in time, right as their lips met. I was unsure if the capture had been documented since the point and shoot digital camera had a bit of a delay. It filled me with joy and excited me about what would come from choosing this tool as I prepared myself for the future.
See, my favorite moments to photograph are the ones you see when you learn to read between the lines of poetry. They’re the moments that occur while someone is getting ready - that last stroke of their eyebrow to make sure all of the hairs are in place or the tap of their shoe on the ground because something felt off balance. I candidly snap each and every in-between that presents itself and make it my artful desire to do so.