I have been taking pictures for as long as I can remember. Even before I got my first camera, I remember framing moments and taking pictures in my mind. When digital cameras came around, I always had my camera on me. Because of this, I also became the unofficial documentarian of whatever group I was with.
Later on I would be asked to shoot wedding showers and headshots for friends. Mostly it's just been for my own personal enjoyment - a way to remember, and strengthen my creative muscles. But as time goes on, I've slowly been turning this hobby into a side-hustle, and even photographed my first wedding recently. There's definitely a lot more for me to learn, but I am immensely proud of how far I've come, and have loved every step of the journey.