I want to take a moment to talk a little about how I broke into the world of photography. I have always been interested in beauty and finding it in the world around me, but I became interested in capturing it in photograph form through a very close friend of mine. Her name is Rachel and she has been the biggest reason that I am now a photographer. She is also a photographer, and I was a second shooter for her for many a photoshoot, which helped refine my skills and my eye for creating great photos. She taught me a great deal about photography and the business side of becoming a photographer.
As time goes by, life rolls along, and sometimes even the closest friendships grow distant. Though I don’t see Rachel often anymore, she is never far from my thoughts. She is still an inspiration to me, as her photography is constantly growing! Without Rachel in my life, I don’t think I would be where I am at in my career as a photographer. She taught me a great deal about beauty, life, and capturing a moment and holding it forever. For that, I can never thank her enough.