Well, hello there! I'm very glad you're here. I've been giving a lot of thought to my journey lately - where I am, how I got here, and where I'm going. As I reflect on how far I have come since my first days with a dSLR, I realize that though my interests have ebbed and flowed, my passion for photography has remained constant. So while my blog will remain a place for me to share my love of the seasons, baking, and some occasional DIY, going forward I will be adding in some articles about photography, and the process of becoming an artist, in the hope that sharing what I have learned will help you too. And if you couldn't care less about photography, no worries, I will continue to share about recipes and seasons too. So today I thought I'd share with you a little bit about who I am and how I got here.
There is very little about the process of making a good photograph that has come naturally or easily to me. I haven't always been able to see good light or know how to compose an appealing photo. I didn't even understand why I needed good light! But after years of practice, plenty of workshops, and a few tears along the way, I've learned a lot.
Initially I started with photography because I wanted to be able to take nice photos of the baking and craft projects I was always making. At that time, my baking and crafting were the priority and photography was like a secondary tool I thought I needed. But very soon after I started learning, I realized that it was photography itself that I was enamored with. I wanted to learn about more than just food photography, I wanted to be able to capture my kids and family, the environment around me, and be able to tell stories with my photos.
These days I spend most of my time creating still life and food photos. I like to create emotive images that tell a story or convey a mood. I am at my happiest and most creative when I'm sketching ideas, styling a scene, propping a set, working out a composition, and editing the photos from a shoot. I also love continuing to learn everything I can about this incredible craft. In photography, you are never done learning. There is always something new to discover and that means that there is always room for you to grow as an artist. It's a never-ending journey that can be challenging and at times frustrating, but so very rewarding and fulfilling.
If you have any questions or topics you would like to hear about, please drop me a line and let me know. I'd love to hear from you. You can comment here, leave me a comment on Instagram, or email me. I look forward to connecting with you, hearing about your journey, and sharing mine.
All the best,