Happy Birthday Life Photography by Melissa
As I sit down and write this, I can not believe its been nine years since I opened this business. Nine years ago, I started to follow a dream, putting one foot in front of the other and I had no idea what was ahead.
I remember starting out, not having any real clue on what I wanted to photograph, but I did know I loved the photography side of things. I love to be creative, to find new things, to capture moments, to freeze time in a way I never really understood before.
Picking up the camera and taking photos of anything that was around me.
Today as I celebrate 9 years as a business owner, I am just in awe of all of you the have allowed me to follow this dream. To capture these memories for you over the years.
High School Seniors
All of these moments lead this business to where it is today. Each of these sessions have made me find what I love to photograph. Each of these sessions have lead me down roads of meeting different people, making new friends, opening up new doors of opportunity and above all else, these sessions have lead me back to my family.
After several years of working outside of the home, while running this business and working outside of it full time, in 2016 I was able to leave my full time job and was able to pursue my photography dream full time. Though it was a scary time to put all my trust in a dream, I did it and I never looked back. This year will mark four years that I have been a full time photographer and I love every minute of it.
Over the years
Over the years I have found different types of photography that really pull at my heart strings. I have spent a lot of time, over the years, gaining knowledge on what I really enjoy photographing. Nine years in business and I have found that my heart is with Families. It was the core of my reason in starting this dream. Family photography has brought me into passions I knew I always loved but has opened up so many doors in capturing memories for so many others.
Today, I am happy to say, that I specialize in Maternity, Newborn, Children and Family Photography. I love being able to photograph different moments in each families life and specializing in these areas has allowed me to do just that.
So today, I say “Cheers” to another year! Next year is the big 10 🙂