Did you know its World Photography Day today?
13 years ago I had been made redundant, I had become a single parent and had very little money to support myself and my daughter. I felt I was in a big hole too big to get out of, I felt so helpless and hopeless. It was then I decided to take one of the biggest risk’s I have ever taken in my life and do what I had always secretly wanted to do (but not had the courage to do it) and that was to become a photographer.
With the love, help and support of family & friends and a small bank loan I started my journey. Its been at times a very challenging road to follow (especially through Covid) its also been moving, funny, surprising, rewarding and interesting. It’s taken me out of my comfort zone, and at times pushed me to my limits both physically and emotionally, but I am still here and I have never ever regretted a single moment of it.
My life now is very different, I am so grateful to have a loving partner, have my own photography studio and still have the love and excitement of taking pictures. So today has some meaning for me, it reminds me of how photography helped change my life and for the better and for that I will always be truly thankful.
Heres a pic of me with my first entry level pro camera.