Before our very first breath, we are drawn to love and we continue to seek it until our last.
“I STUMBLED INTO PHOTOGRAPHY ON PURPOSE”
My obsession for film photography took hold during my high school years. I’d like to say that at that point I continued my efforts with a post-secondary career and became a ‘classic’ educational success story, but God had other plans for me at the time.
Several years passed while this creative desire developed. To the same degree that my passion grew, my spare time and finances depleted . Photography equipment, books & magazines and even a college night course seemed to consume my time and resources. Anything, to satisfy the thirst for more! It wasn’t until planning my own wedding many years later, that this career was fully set in motion.
I, like most of my clients, bonded with my wedding photographer. To this day, she and I are still close friends. My enthusiasm for photography was clear but to say that my technical skills needed refining was an understatement. In a period when creative arts mentoring was scarce, she offered invaluable time and knowledge to an eager mind.
I am a true believer that everything happens with timing and purpose. I was not always perceptive to this. At this particular time in my life, I was seeking answers. Wondering if I was on the right path.
As I sat in a dark parking lot on a cold, January evening, ready to start my first night with my mentor, it hit me. In one clear instant, I understood completely. My purpose was to become a photographer.
Even with life’s many diversions over the years, without question, my journey has always lead me back to a camera.