Last week at work I had an ah-ha moment and I really want to share it with you all!
As I was helping a member complete a loan we got to talking about his career and experience, and when he turned the conversation to me, he told me exactly what I’ve been needing to hear!
Oh, how good it feels to be sitting down to write again for the first time in six whole months. I always said that writing was my least favorite part of my degree; I never thought I would miss doing it every day. I miss being able to tell a story about something important and I miss feeling in touch with the public through articles and blogs.
Hey guys! It feels like forever since I have sat down at my computer to type anything besides a cover letter or to update my resume. Since I started this blog in the middle of my very last semester at NMSU and graduating from NMSU, my life has been a whirlwind.
It is one of the most exciting things when a high school/4-H friend finds the one they want to spend the rest of their life with, and then they ask YOU to capture this love! *heart eye emojis*
This shoot was so much fun at a great farm property in Albuquerque. I loved seeing how perfectly their personalities fit together and how cute they are together! I can’t wait to watch them get married this winter!
Starting a photography business can be overwhelming. There’s so many blog posts or articles that tell you what you need to know before starting your business, and any time you search a question you will find a million different answers.
- Don’t take every ones advice.
Being a full time student, part-time employee, and full time business owner my life can get pretty interesting. This week I wanted to give you all a little bit of insight into one week of my life.
Since the beginning of my photography career, my absolute favorite pictures were rodeo pictures. I loved the action, the angles, and specifically the wreck photos.
I spent my time learning from rodeo photographers, messing with my own camera setting to get the shots that I loved, and knew the competitors would love. With my dad being a judge for the NM Rodeo Association, National Little Britches Rodeo Association, and Indian Rodeo Cowboy Association, my family spent a lot of time on the road and at rodeos. I continued to take photos of the competitors that I knew, most being bull riding and bronc riding. I learned they timing so that I wouldn’t have to just hold the button down hoping for the best. Timing is HUGE in rodeo photography. The more I practiced, the better the shots got. I learned the shots they wanted, what got them excited to post about.
I’m not even sure if “capturer” is a word, but that is who I am and what I do, and what I might want to do for the rest of my life. You see, 14 years ago during my first year in the Bosque Farms 4-H club I signed up for the Photography 1 project. With a weird, very inexpensive square camera I went to my first project meeting. I saw all the awesome quality pictures the other kids cameras were taking and was pretty jealous, but I also couldn’t help but think I was still taking cooler pictures. After that, I soon upgraded to a better point and shoot camera, you know those ones every tourist and mom has. I saved for three years to buy my first “fancy” camera and two lenses to go with it. And when I finally bought it, that would go down as one of the best days of my life!