Friday, October 14, 2011

For the LOVE of Photography!

Well, I recently decided I am NOT getting any younger and I better find something in life that I am really passionate about. I have always loved photography and editing programs. I almost majored in graphic design in college, but thought I should stick to an emphasis I would use, HA which is ironic since I have not done ANYTHING with Public Affairs my entire professional career. I guess when we look back there are always things we would change, oh well!

Anyways, we purchased our 1st Digital SLR camera almost a year ago. After my husband did months of research (he does this with any large gadget purchase) we decided on a Nikon D90. My best friend has the same camera and loves it. I was busy planning a wedding, buying a house and working a full-time job, so I didn't jump into messing with the camera right away. My firefighter on the other hand was kind of obsessed with our new toy!! He was reading all about how to use it. He was taking all kinds of pictures. Since he loved it so much, I bought him a 50mm 1.4 lens for Christmas and his grandma bought him the program Photoshop CS5. As you could imagine he was stoked!

The next few months flew by and I hardly ever picked up the camera. I was so fascinated with photography though as we went through the wedding process. We had booked some AMAZING photographers. You can visit there website here They are wonderful. So sweet and very talented.

The wedding passed and I found more time on my hands. I decided to get more acquainted with the camera we purchase. I started reading blogs, books, etc. Then I found the website Pinterest... Oh my was I in trouble. This website is amazing on so many levels. I started seeing all of these adorable newborn pictures. I have always been a tad obsessed with babies... My husband is probably in trouble haha. After seeing this I started doing some research. I found a local photographer Jen Gagliardi Photography was hosting a Newborn Photography Workshop. I was intrigued. I asked my husband if he was up for me spending the money on the class. Being as supportive as he of my dream (probably since he has about as much interest in it as I do) he said YES! YAY!

I took the class last weekend and OH MY I am officially hooked. I have found my dream job. I love photography and babies of course. I have gained the confidence to go ahead and pursue my dream. My wedding photography has even offered for me to tag along with them to learn more... What a amazing opportunity. Below are some of the pictures I have taken over the last week. I hope there are many more to come!!!

1 comment:

  1. Beautiful!!! I guess I'll just have to have another baby soon so you can photograph it! ;). Can't wait to see what's in store for Johnson&Johnson Photgraphy!!!