Friend, I am so glad you are here because something tells me we have a lot in common.
Eleven years ago if you asked me if I was creative or an artist, I would have laughed at you. I was working full-time night shift as a Registered Nurse, had a newborn baby, and was suffering from isolation and exhaustion. Yet I thought I was living the dream. I thought I had "made it." I mean, I had a Bachelors Of Science and a mortgage after all.
Shortly after my son was born, my house was broken into in the middle of the day. It was one of the most violating experiences of my life. We were already broke and in debt up to our ears so this felt like more than we could handle. Yet for some reason we decided to spend our insurance check on a new camera, the Canon 50D. Call it what you will, but I don't believe in chance. Something inside me told me to just go for it. Something inside told me I needed an outlet and perhaps photography was it. I always trust my intuition.
Little did I know that that purchase would quite literally change my life.
Photography quickly became my obsession and it didn't take me long to realize that I loved business. Photography unleashed an artist and an entrepreneur that had always been inside me.
Nearly two years ago my life took another turn, my seemingly adoring husband left me and at the same time lost his job. Quite literally over night I found myself a single mom with the complete financial responsibility of supporting myself and my three young children. Once again, photography saved me. My passion for this art form solidified my identity and the prosperity of my business took on a whole new meaning; it quite literally was a lifeline, the means of survival for my family. Sharing my story has strengthened my purpose which is to create from the heart, earn in a meaningful way, and empower others by providing education and resources so they too can live abundant, authentic, meaningful lives.
I have a sincere desire to build community in the industry of photography and beyond. I love showing others that they can pursue their dream to become a photographer and that they can build a meaningful and profitable business.
I am a dreamer who believes anything is possible.
I am a truth teller.