Someone once told me, “You know – you’re good, but you’re not THAT good.” And I shook my head in agreement. But, secretly, inside I was screaming. I took that as a big “screw you” and used it to fuel my fire; to work my butt off; to craft my skill and push myself in every way possible to become the best artist I knew I was. I knew I wanted to connect my art with people’s stories + leave a piece of myself in each and every session.
I’ve led and taught 5 photography workshops stateside and internationally alongside my peers. I’ve mentored so many photographers in my 7 years of being a photographer, and I continue to grow and learn myself from each mentee I’m lucky enough to meet.
I continuously further my education in order to keep teaching others. I’m always a student, constantly growing, changing and evolving, just like you.
I’ve gotten out of my comfort zone – traveled all over the country and outside of it to learn how to shoot in different elements with complete strangers. I’ve asked all the questions until people told me to shut up. I’ve invested a lot of money into education and developing my craft. I spontaneously take trips because my creative outlet is craving for something different, something new. I’ve been mentored; I’ve mentored others. I’ve failed and succeeded even more. I believe in community over competition. I know that if I had this dream and was just starting out but had no idea how to, I would’ve loved to have someone to mentor me along the way.
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