{my journey}

photography has taken on a whole new meaning to me since my daughter was born.  i used to be that girl who never had her camera on her (even for special occasions) -- there are literally years of my life undocumented.  but that all changed when i had kaydence.  i found myself taking pictures all day long and was getting so frustrated with my little canon digital elph because it wasn't fast enough to capture those split second expressions she would give me.  when kaydence was a few months old, i expressed to a photographer friend of mine how frustrated i was with my "point and shoot" camera and she told me a little bit about the Canon Rebels and and i was instantly hooked.  after doing a little research (not much actually, i should have probably done more, just so i could have made a little more of an educated decision), i took a giant leap into the world of DSLR photography.

going into it, i was very well aware that a good camera does not automatically make a great picture, so i've been doing my best to learn as much as i can.  i got my camera (Canon XSi) in august 2009, when kaydence was 5 months old, and since then i have gone from knowing nothing, to knowing...well, i still feel like i don't know much.  there is so much to learn, but i love having an outlet for my creativity and learning and discovering something new.  i have a long, long way to go to get to the point that i would like to be, but it's my journey and i'm loving every minute of it.

i wrote an article awhile back for Clickin Moms in which i talk about my decision to remain a hobbyist and not go into business at this time.  you can read it here.

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