I never imagined that I would become a photographer. Most little girls want to be a teacher.
Here's my story:
My mom, Donna Price, was a local photographer in the Everett area. She passed away from cancer in 2001 at the age of 50. It wasn't until 2010, one of my cousin's called and asked me if I would be interested in taking her sons senior photos. She said if my mom were still alive, she would be doing it, so she would love for me to. At the time, all I had was a little point and shoot Nikon, but why not, I would love to try! From that day forward, I found what I really wanted to do "when I grew up"... (I was 31 at the time and my husband and I were owners of a local pizza shop).
I had found a true passion for photography. I decided I wanted to get a "good" camera and not the little point and shoot that I had. I priced some Canon's (like my mom had but DSLR) and it was going to run approximately $1,000 to get the one I wanted. I figured I would save up over the next year to get the camera and accessories. Within a few weeks, I received a letter from an attorney and there was a portion of money that was to go to my mom. The attorney said it would be split between my sister and I. I had no clue how much. A few weeks later I received a check for $1,000 and I knew it was time to follow my dreams.
And here I am, doing what I love to do! There is so much more to the story and maybe someday, I will take the time to sit down and write it all out.... but for now, I'm doing exactly what I believe God wants me to do! ;)