you may or may not know, but my college career started out in graphic design.
i became very discouraged, as it just wasn't what i thought it would be.
what it was, was type. type. TYPE.
designing bodies of text over and over and over again. (or at least that's all i felt like i was getting from it.)
the summer after my sophomore year, i chose to take one of my electives: enter: photography 101.
i fell in love.
the idea of capturing a moment. creating a story. the smell of the processing (oh, how i miss that smell!) working on the enlarger. the science of the exposure - the magic of the image appearing in the chemistry.
i loved my time in the lab.
so the next semester, i decided to take more photography classes. and more. and more and more.
i couldn't get enough! the lab was the place i found myself going when i was stressed from my graphic design work, because i knew i would be totally satisfied with what i created.
before i knew it, i was only credits away from graduating with both graphic design and photography under my belt.
as my graduation gift, i received my first dslr from my parents. the past 11 years have been awesome. my camera and me. i have captured my own babies growing, and made friends from clients, watching their babies grow.
my photography life started out on a 35mm camera, using black and white film. i am still a lover of black and whites, and enjoy creating the lab processed feel in photoshop. there's just something about black and whites that truly evoke emotion.
2013 in black and white.