While I was having an affair with words and mysteries, my Dad bought me a used “real camera” from a pawn shop when I was 12. I didn’t know the slightest bit about how to take photos and learning wasn’t within reach since the Internet had yet to take over the world. So in my drawer is where that camera stayed, and instead I bought a lot of disposable cameras. All I had to do was point and shoot.
But while going to school at the University of Missouri–Columbia for a degree in magazine journalism, I took a photo-journalism class and learned the technicalities of taking photos with slide film. The first wedding I shot was of a couple in their late 80s. They showed me it is never too late for true love, and that love is beautiful at any age.
When I finally went digital, there was no looking back.
Other links about me:
A slideshow I wrote for Glamour.com about tips to look good in photos
Exposure Manager, my former photo gallery co
mpany, featured me as their first spokesperson for their blog.
One of my photos was featured on MSN.com for a feature on Trashing the Dress.
Covered in an article about Columbians who blog
By Jennifer Van De Vyvere (Yaple)…don’t judge the logos
Extreme Bridal (song by Confident Years)
My college capstone story (investigative report for the Columbia Missourian)
Vox article on Spelunking in Missouri
(and apparently all the rest of them aren’t in the archives…digital just wasn’t the same “back then”…hahah)