Most of what I photographed from 2009-2012 will only live in my high school yearbooks. It was all very amateur (naturally) photojournalist. Believe it or not, I did win a national award for one shot from the 2010 Homecoming ceremony. (I don’t like the photo… but I like the story. Ha!)
In college, I was surrounded by friends who were all more than willing to toss me a few bucks for some shots. Remember, at this point in my timeline, I was 100% unsure where I wanted to land in my career. I was practicing my skills, upgrading my Canon Rebel t3i for my current Canon EOS 6D. (The affordable full-frame for a broke college kid.) I knew photography would have some part of my future, but I knew being a traditional portrait photographer was not it.
But I would continue to snap photos of my friends, my boyfriend turned husband, and some of my cousins’ senior pictures.