I really don't think I would be taking photos right now if it wasn't for Elizabeth and her family. When I was in x-ray school around 5 years ago Elizabeth's mom, Deb aka Debbie Jo, was one of my classmates. She knew photography was a hobby of mine, but I never really did photos for other people. One day Deb asked me to take photos of her kids, just some basic portraits. I told her that it wasn't really something that I did, so I declined. If you read my first blog post, you would know why I said no (fear of failure, lack of confidence, etc.). Anyways, after saying no I thought that would be the end of it. I was wrong. Debbie Jo was persistent, I think she asked me at least 2 more times before I hesitantly agreed. The shoot went well, overall I was happy that I agreed to do it.
A year or two passes and I still haven't done much with photography. I started to get that 'itch' to take photography a little more seriously. I knew I needed to build a portfolio but I didn't know where to start. Then, out of the blue, Deb contacts me to take some photos of her kids again. Talk about perfect timing.
A few more years pass. I'm shooting a lot more now but don't have much direction on what I want to do with the photography business. I always wanted to shoot high school seniors but I had a hard time finding students to work with. Then, once again, perfect timing - Deb texts me asking me to take Elizabeth's high school senior photos.
I don't know what the equivalent to writer's block is for photographers but I definitely had that several times over the past 5 years. I'm so thankful that I met Deb and her wonderful family because they kept me inspired when I needed it the most.
Here's some photos from Elizabeth's high school senior session.