So as some of you may or may not know I lost my pop when I was only 4 years old, he died in a car accident, and to this day I know how precious and short life can be. I have never met a man so loving as my pop. He never knew a stranger and was never lacking for a joke, he was the life of the party and the best friend to everyone who knew him.
Part of the reason I love photography so much is that it captures a moment in time, and even part of who someone was or still is. I love to go through all the pictures of my pop, I am so thankful I have them, it has shown me that pictures are more than art, but they are a time capsule to bring you back, or to bring others to a world they would never had known without those pictures.
My pop was a jack of all trades, he was a gunfighter at six flags, a professional framer at MJ Designs, and an actor.
But more than that he was a wonderful friend, loving husband, and amazing father! I am so blessed to have had him as a father.
As all of you know I am an aspiring photographer, but what you may not know is that I only became interested in portrait photography because of the ever fabulous Beth Dreyer!
I knew I wanted to be a photographer but I had no idea how to go about making that happen, so my mom suggested that I talk to Beth (she and I go to the same church), and boy am I glad I did. She has taught me so much about photography its unbelievable. Not only did she take time out of her busy schedule to teach me she also let me tag along on her shoots! So after seeing the true art behind portrait photography I have really fallen in love with it. I always look forward to tagging along on shoots to learn and also sometimes help out, one time Beth being the dedicated photographer she is, had me hold her as she leaned off a fence to get a good shot! haha the things we photographers do for a good shot! She has been a great example! and I am so thankful to have someone so dedicated to their art teaching me and if you have anyone like her in your life count yourself a lucky person. I know I am 😀