In 1989, I heard Oprah saying through the TV screen: “Find your passion…then DO IT!” She was talking to me.
From the grind of the corporate world, to the challenges (and joys!) of full-time motherhood, I understood the meaning of WORK. But Oprah’s words rang in my ears for several years.
A budding photographer since the age of 10, I always found creative ways to take a picture. Years later, I started out strictly shooting sceneries, my biggest fan (mom) telling me how wonderful they were. But that’s a mother’s opinion…the same person who thought my finger painting was worthy of a spot at the Met Museum! So I decided to see what happened if I tried to sell these images…and was completely euphoric when I almost sold out in one night! With this new-found confidence, I started my business in 2007.
As I shoot , I think about how photography makes me feel. I become truly immersed in the beauty of nature, the smiles on children, & the love between friends & family, while I peer through my lens.
When I began to get goosebumps, I realized…this was my PASSION!! And, I DID IT! !