Do What You Love


Ever since I can remember, I have enjoyed taking pictures. Before the digital age, I had a massive, yellow Kodak camera that I got for Christmas  I would take pictures of everything. I loved the feeling of capturing a moment and sharing it with people. It was never something that I ever considered as a career, but I knew that I loved doing it.

In high school, I got a digital camera and began to shoot everything. As a teenager, mostly what I captured was silly high school memories. But randomly, I would take my camera outside and just click away. I found the beauty in everything through a lens. 

After I had my son at eighteen, all of my pictures were capturing the little moments of my baby growing up. For a very long time, I lost sight of photography and my passion. My baby is now four, and I have been rediscovering my love. I bought a DSLR camera in August, and I cannot even explain how happy it makes me. Don't get me wrong, I love being a mom, and it brings me great joy. But the way I feel behind a camera is almost irreplaceable. I feel like I am me, and I am exactly where I am supposed to be.

I have recently even been getting paid for doing what I love. Tomorrow, I will travel to San Antonio, Texas (free trip!) to shoot my first wedding. It is so incredible to have such amazing opportunities, and I am glad that I decided to make time for the things that I love.

So that is what I urge every mother to do, for every person to do. Do what you love. Take pictures, paint canvases, dance freely, go to concerts. Because you do not stop being you when you bring a life into this world. Your heart just gets bigger.

(You can view my pictures on my photography Facebook page)

2 Responses to “Do What You Love”

  1. Congratulations on your gig, Emily! I also enjoy taking photos but I am no where near labeling myself as a photographer. I only consider it a hobby and do it as entertainment for myself.

    I hope everything goes well and hopefully we can get a peek of the shoot. (:

    1. Thank you! It was a truly amazing experience. I should probably post more photos on here....put that on my "to-do" list!