Hometown moments from last weeks sessions in Aberdeen, SD.
Before moving away from my home town in 2011, I didn't realize I had a passionate light pulsating inside me. I've had an artists mind when it came to pencil and paper growing up, but never imagined it being visualized from lens to composition.
I've heard lots of stories of professional photographers getting there first camera as a youngin and developed their style for years.
That's not my story.
Living in Denver, I stumbled apon this locked energy because of a social media challenge. Yep.. A friend (Thanks Kim👍) turned me on to it. Taking a picture of something, utalizing a editing app for the image, and writing something about it. I believe I did this for 30 days straight. By the end of this challenge I was ordering my first entry level dslr camera. That's when I turned that key and unleashed something I have never felt in my life.
Looking back, I see it as a "healthy obsession" of photographing images of places, things, people, pets, and self portraits. Soon, my vision was different. I found myself constantly looking at parks, old buildings, down alleys, while driving to my destinations. It was like a radar constantly going off! Learning editing styles through research, YouTube tutorials, and trial & error I came to realize soon that this is something I wanted to grow for the rest of my days. It still didn't dawn on me that I could do this for a career until people started asking me to capture their life with my vision.
Now, several years into my photography buisness it baffles me how blessed I was to find that key when I did.
Was a pleasure capturing all you beautiful people (and classic car) when I was home last week. To create at a place with so much history for me is something magical.