I was where I needed to be at that time, I have no regrets. After college I spent several years working at an architectural firm north of Boston, which was a great experience. It fulfilled my craving for constant visual work, a balance of creative and technical. But I never particularly enjoyed being an employee (despite having a great boss!), I just always dreamed of being out on my own.
Then I became a mom in January of 2009. The same year the financial crisis happened. My small firm no longer had work for me, everyone was downsizing. It was a little sad, but nothing for me to get depressed about since my husband still had a job and I was home taking care of our newborn. I started Eco-Babyz to let out some creative steam. I found some paying online gigs for small start ups to help make ends meet.
Becoming a mom changed me. It brought me back to that passion of capturing images. Suddenly time started flying so fast after becoming a parent, those images became so much more important. I took many photos with my cheap point and shoot to preserve the memories, but at that point the equipment definitely was not on par with my passion for photography.
Two of my passions in this field are wedding photography and newborn photography. I know why. I just love capturing events that are life changing. I love people and their emotions, how people express love for those close to them. I find weddings the most challenging because you have to be good at everything - not just portraits, just macro, or just landscapes. You have to be able to work with a variety of lighting all on the same day. You have to be good with people. You have to deal well with stress and adapt easily. You need to be physically fit. You have to be very quick and capture everything the clients expect and be creative while you're at it. I have a lot of respect for professional wedding photographers because now I know what goes into shooting a wedding. It's very, very hard work, we just make it look easy.
Newborns. Is there anything more precious that those first days of a new human being on earth? The way the new (or seasoned) parents look at their bundle of joy. I just love seeing those moments and preserving them for the family to remember in the years to come.
So for all of you that asked, this this the story of how I
The photos are all ones I took in 2013 and 2014 for V & A Photography at various photo sessions. Those babies aren't mine! Unfortunately I had a low quality camera when both my babies were born.
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