1. What is something not too many people know about you?
Growing up as an only child I was insanely shy and not able to talk to kids my age. Now, I love nothing more than to meet new people and make new friends. Unfortunately, I have a resting bitch face, so from a distance most people say I look angry and hard to talk to. This is not the case and I hope more people can come to the realization of that.
2. What are your biggest passions or hobbies?
At the age of 7 I convinced my parents to buy me a cheaper electric guitar. After realizing you don’t just become a rock star though, I told my mom it was too hard. She told me that I needed to practice 30 minutes a day and did not give me much of a choice. I ended up playing daily for about 5 years and more sporadically for 4 years after that. I can play some pretty gnarly tunes now. Music and photography are not far apart either though. I did not enjoy getting up in front of people to perform musically and soon learned I do much better with a lower amount of people in person. Which is part of what lead me to photography.
3. What are your goals for the future?
I am currently studying business in order to achieve my marketing degree. As well as, running my own photography business on the side. I hope to combine these two passions in the future. I want to be a part of my own thing in the future. Meaning, I don’t want to get tied down to an office necessarily or job where I do the same thing every day. I know that this doesn’t sound like reality, but I believe there is a career path out there for me that will allow me the freedom and creativity I strive for.
4. What is your definition of success?
My dad used to always tell me that to become an expert at anything one must put in 10,000 hours of practice. I think this is a very important concept to wrap one’s head around because it takes time and effort to achieve a certain level in any field, sport, activity, hobby, and more. Once enough time has been spent practicing I believe success is measured by one’s happiness. Money matters, but I also believe if you are truly doing what you enjoy doing, the money will follow.
5. Tell us something about the projects you're working on.
I just came back from Iceland and have a lot of content I will be posting. I have recently been spending a lot of time working on video editing and everything to do with premiere as well. While I am a student at Washington State University, graduation season is just beginning, so I have a ton of graduation photos that I will be working on as well until the end of the school year.
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