I’m not a professional photographer. I don’t aspire to be. I don’t ever plan on starting my own business or shooting full time. I wouldn’t even call it a hobby (ok maybe I would).
Just shy of me and James’ one year anniversary, I had a little medical bump in the road. Through doctor’s visits, talks with friends and family members, and lots of prayer, I realized there was little to no tactful, non-cheesy, helpful content on the web to what I was going through. It was then God told me I needed to make a documentary. Umm, but I know nothing about filmmaking, and I don’t even know where I would begin. No, I’m not doing it; I can’t. But God continued to speak and open doors, and He was and is faithful. I’m learning everyday, and I’ve had some pretty awesome people help me along the way so far.
I have a 7d and one lens but no documentary. So I shoot to practice, to help friends with their startup businesses (like the photos I took below for my friend’s new accessories line Maridadi Trading), to get comfortable with all the various camera settings, to ease the cramps I get in my right hand from holding the camera too long, to figure out why my pictures come out blurry or too dark, and to help my group of creative friends capture their art. Most of all, I shoot to fulfill a very specific calling in hopes of one day producing a pretty stellar and encouraging documentary. The journey has just begun, and I know I have a long road ahead, but I’m stoked to see how it all comes together in the end.