FINALLY!!! Welcome to my B to the L to the O to the G! I am excited! Here I hope to post why I chose to become a professional photographer. I also hope to share a little personal side of myself so you have an understanding of who I am and what matters most to me. I hope you enjoy!
My love for photography started at a young age. I recall at the age of 11, my mom hired a professional photographer to shoot some pictures of my family. I remember watching this big, man photographer and thinking how neat his job was. I also remember him asking me to pose and swing my long, brown hair around so he could capture something unique (what would have been unique to him back in 1978) and when I saw that picture I was so giddy. I also recall, when I was in 6th grade now at the age of 12, asking my mom to buy me a camera because I NEEDED to take pictures of my friends at my elementary school. She did, and I still have those photos to this day, ha! Friends from school, don't be mad at me for posting! You girls are still cute as ever!
Now, move forward to 30+ years...
From the time my son and daughter were born, I have always taken numerous pictures and created organized photo albums. The only problem back then; I could not afford a nice camera but I never let it stop me. There has always been a running joke in the family, "Oh no, here comes Kym with her camera she's going to make us pose". You better believe it! I always told my friends and family, "You will appreciate it one day". You do now guys, right? Right? ;)
Now, move forward to March of 2017...
I received a phone call in March from CPS telling me my niece, at the age of 11 months, was put into Foster Care. Never had my heart ached so much. I prayed for guidance. I knew deep down in my heart I needed to take her under my faithful wings, but I wasn't sure how I was going to be able to do it since I haven't had young children in my home in a while, working full-time, financially affordable, and I certainly didn't know how my husband, Dave, was going to accept this challenge or what he would even think about having a baby in our home. So, again I prayed and talked to my mom who 1 year earlier had passed away. And, oh boy did I ever receive His guidance, that's a whole other story. I had my answer and knew what I had to do. On the night of March 31st, we had little Maddie in our safe and loving arms. I have not looked back with any regret. Maddie, from that moment, was in front of the camera almost every day. I wanted to capture every sweet smile she had on that cute little face of hers to share with her mommy. I didn't mention Maddie's daddy, because he passed away when she was 9 months old. You see, I had FAITH, and knew she would be going back to mommy one day. Today, Maddie's mommy is doing fantastic and will be reunited in about 1 month. FAITH!!!!
Now, move forward to October 2017...
My husband and I attended the Route 91 Harvest Festival in Las Vegas. We have gone every year since it began in 2014. But, this particular year in 2018 was quite different, as I think we all know. The night of October 1st, we became helpless victims in what became one man's game of let's see how many country music fan, lovers I can hurt or kill. By the grace of God, neither we nor our group of friends were killed; only shaken and terrified by what had happened. My cowgirl boots are not only made for walking but R U N N I N G! After that weekend, I really started reflecting on my life. I was asking myself questions??? What matters most? Why were you not one of the victims who died? What do you want to be remembered for? What is your passion? A light bulb went on in a matter of weeks... Faith Photography!!!!! Why, because my faith in the life God has provided me has blessed me in so many wonderful ways.
We all have a story and I hope you enjoyed mine. Now you know why I chose to become a Professional Photographer. I want to help create your beautiful moments and let my lens speak! My passion, PHOTOGRAPHY! I want to be remembered for capturing your beautiful moments! What matters most, my time here on earth with my family and friends! Why did I survive, because He has a plan! F A I T H!
(1978 swinging my hair) and (6th grade friends)