About 7 years ago my oldest daughter, Emily, showed me how to turn the the dial on my rarely used point and shoot camera, to "A" and get a really close up shot of someone's eye. I could see all the details of the iris. It was so amazing! I was hooked. I went around taking pictures of everything. The picture to the right was one of those pictures. I know now that the crop is terrible, but what detail! My heart pounded. I could not believe the creative high I got from taking pictures.
My husband is an excellent musician, artist, and all around handyman capable of remodeling and fixing anything in our house. I have always been envious of his creative abilities. Now I had something too! For me, it has become an obsession. You rarely find me anywhere without my camera(s).
My mom and dad visited this past weekend and they were both so encouraging about my new career. My dad told me he was so excited for me because he always had wanted to become a photographer. That meant so much to me.
God has blessed me thus far with my life, I am going to lean on Him for the rest of it, as a photographer.