Young Photographers. Failure. & Everything else.

Today I just kept ‘happening’ to come upon young photographers. I mean young,  not like 20 year old young, I mean 15 years old. And there amazing. As in, I want to be that good amazing who credit JESUS as the giver of there talent. Today I was blown away and wanted to share a couple of these young photographers work. Maybe you live near them and could give them some business, or maybe this will inspire you like it did me.

Pastor’s Girl’s Ponderings

EAK Photography

Allie Photography

Elyssa’s Photography

Each time I take pictures, whether it be for my portfolio or to simply practice I go through the same process. Insert memory card into computer, check how many pictures I took, rate the ones I want to edit, and begin editing. This is were the not literal hair pulling comes. Between inserting memory card and sending off pictures to the family I have hundreds, thousands of thoughts. Good, bad, horrible, happy, its all thrown in. I stare at the pictures, then stare some more trying to figure out if there good enough. Then I realize I need to let go of the “good enough” and just practice some more cause there is no harm in that.

You also come to this point were you know there will always be someone better than you. In the photography industry there are hundreds, thousands better than you. But do you not start something because of that? At what point is it fear of failure or wisdom to not jump, to take the leap. Im not quite sure myself. I have my own personal goals. Goals that I made up, goals that I think sounds good. Yes, this is were you would insert the :me me me me me: But there is someones wisdom that is WAY better than my ideas of how life would look best. Gods. So I practice & I wait.

On to my next topic.

I read this blog entry HERE which is such a good reminder. I love reading blogs, I have a good 25 blogs that I check daily with the help of BLOGLOVIN I highly recommend it if you read more than 5 blogs a day. It tracks them, shows you the updates and all you have to do is click. Its GENIUS! Anyways, back to what I was saying. With loving to read blogs I have to be careful to not get caught up in thinking that there lives are perfect, with all the beautiful pictures, the friends they talk about hanging out with, the things they buy, the houses they decorate, the children they save…In my eyes its like a celebrity magazine of sorts. If were not careful we can put others up on pedestals idolizing there life/lifestyle…yah, thats all on that topic. thoughts?





Theres always more to learn

After every practice shoot I am reminded of how much I have to learn, of how much I have to practice when it comes to photography. I am by no means a photographer. One day, hopefully I will be worthy of using that word when it comes to describing what I do…For now I practice, and practice, and practice.

Today was practicing on little Takeo, a precious 7 days old.



&& todays scripture:

Isaiah 55:8-9

8 “ For My thoughts are not your thoughts,
Nor are your ways My ways,” says the LORD.
9 “ For as the heavens are higher than the earth,
So are My ways higher than your ways,
And My thoughts than your thoughts.

{Camera Update. yet again}

Well patience has been the name of the game in this process of getting a dslr camera. Remember this post wayyyy back in June when I felt the desire to get a camera? Well its been 4 months plus of alot of stuff happening.

Here is the long story short of it all:

A sponsor came forward and offered to pay for half the camera.

We tried paypal. Didn’t work. Tried paypal again. Didn’t work AGAIN.

So this person sent me a check. Someone en route stole the check & then stole all the money out of my sponsors account.

And now all of this has been taken to court a month ago or so and is getting sorted out.


please be praying that justice is done in this situation. That my sponsor would be repaid her money QUICKLY and then some.

Until then, I have amazing friends here who let me play around with there beautiful cameras. So this week I went for a walk and tried taking picture of nature. Here are a couple snapshots. Enjoy.





{Canon DSLR}

Photobucket2 weeks ago I picked up a friends camera and began taking pictures of the children at the party I was at. I was hooked from that moment on. Sure I had taken pictures with NICE cameras before, I had even shot senior pictures and engagement pictures. But it wasn’t a passion, it didn’t do to much for me, I actually didn’t ever understand why anyone would want to learn everything there is to learn on a camera and on photoshop. Until 2 weeks ago, it all clicked. Suddenly I wanted to know everything there was to learn on the camera, and I wanted to take pictures all day. Since then I have been doing my research, and about a week ago I got a word that I would get a camera before I left for IHOP or while I was there. I believed the word. Within a couple days I had a total stranger offer to pay for over half of the camera. Then several others came up with some more money towards camera fund. Friday I am having a fundraising Yard Sale were all funds will go towards camera. God has so abundantly been providing supernaturally for the things He is putting on my heart. Were I had no money for anything extra within 2 weeks I now almost have all the money.

So today I borrowed my dads camera and played around in the backyard of my work and snapped some shots. There is so much to learn about photography and post editing but I know Gods grace is more than enough in all things. Here are a couple shots from today:

This was my second time shooting kids with my dads camera.