My husband is the one who introduced me to photography and taught me how to shoot in manual.
Military family, constantly moving and rebuilding my business, move after move, city after city.
I never knew I wanted to be a photographer, most people say they grew up loving it, but for me, that wasn’t the case. I actually got a “D” in my high school photography class, largely in part to skipping class to grab snacks, but definitely didn’t feel the pull to learn more at that time. Fast forward, married, mom of two babies, and a husband who deploys more than he was home. I was lost in motherhood, and was struggling to find ‘me’ in it all. My husband learned photography for a course he was at for work, and loved it so much he came home and taught me everything he learned about shooting in manual. It was a night I’ll never forget, I was instantly hooked and never looked back. Life, of course, has a funny way of working things out. I went from being lost in motherhood, to using motherhood as my biggest inspiration in photography. I thrive on the real, raw, “too much” of motherhood. I want to capture it all and showcase the real beauty of it.
2019 was the year I picked up my camera, it changed my life. 2020 was the year I took a chance and enrolled into All Heart Access, and forever changed my art. I remember so many of my friends hopped into AHA right away, and they all told me to get in! But I danced on the fence about it for two seasons, and when fall was coming out, I KNEW I had to join. All it took was one video, and I signed up to go all in for the year.
Being newer to photography, I have a lot of growth left to do. AHA has helped me to develop my editing in way I never knew was possible, taught me how to use Photoshop, and so much of the back hand part of business. Being a military family, it is important to know how to market yourself, move your business, and charge your worth. I didn’t expect to gain that knowledge from AHA, but man am I glad I did! I now feel confident and ready to take on our next family adventure when we move again next year. I am finally loving my own edits and seeing the growth from the last two years just blows my mind. Sometimes I look at my work, and I can’t even believe I created it! All Heart Access is truly that, a backstage pass to Stormy’s
, and all the guest educator’s hearts. They don’t hold back, and there is no reason you should hold back either!