If you asked me when did I start photography, I can tell you that the passion to create memories through a camera lens started well before I purchased my first professional camera over 8 years ago.
Ever since I can remember, I always looked at the world in a way that I considered most people don’t see unless you’re an artist; always looking for unique places and shapes to mentally capture for your next big piece of artwork. I constantly looked at the scenes and panorama in front of my eyes, and imagined in my head what a great image I just captured.
Cameras were scarce in my home-town of Honduras, but my mind was always ready capture those moments I thought were special. It wasn’t until I was 13 years old when I owned my first 10 mm camera and I took it everywhere I went. I photographed my friends at school, my pet, myself in pajamas, my grandmother who raised me, animals at the zoo, you name it! I even photographed my very first wedding at 14 years old with that $10 camera.
Little did I know that one day, my eyes would open up to the possibility of making my passion and hobby to a profession. That I could have my very own small business capturing other people’s memories and most important days of their lives. The moment my best friend Carolina suggested I learn photography and become a wedding photographer, is the moment I knew what I was destined and meant to do for the rest of my life. I couldn’t believe it took me 23 years to find out what it was and whom I wanted to be, but when I did, I had never been so sure of anything in my life.
Besides my big passion for photography, there are two things that are on my top list of most important in my life. First and foremost, my love for GOD. He is my creator and so I owe him everything I have. Secondly, my family. My husband is always supporting me and willing to let me work on weekends while he takes care of our 3 children while I’m out photographing without complaint. He is the main reason I can pursue my passion and is constantly pushing me to be better and do better. And then there are my kids, whom I adore and would do anything for. They are one of the biggest reasons I own my photography business and what keeps me going during those difficult moments in life and gives me something to look forward to.
One of my favorite quotes is from John Ruskin. When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.
I believe whatever you do in life, you have to love it and enjoy it. Photography is my purpose and I am here to capture a life time of memories.