Yesterday was an amazing day that I wanted to share with my readers. I have been on a photography journey since 2002. I started out on my Dad's Canon AE-1 35mm film camera. I taught myself how to guess at the correct settings since the camera was 100% manual... even focus! I upgraded to a film DSLR in 2004 and then went digital in 2007. I took photos, but was still a little terrified to take the camera off of auto while chasing around babies. Along the way, I found Clickin Moms... the most amazing group of insanely talented photographers. I started reading every forum post and trying to push myself to jump off of auto and then in 2010, I took my first official course with Clickin Moms and went manual. I have stalked and adored all of the amazing photographers and the Click Pro photographers who are just the highest of the amazing ladies!!
It has always been a dream of mine to make it to that level. I kept shooting and taking courses, gained a photography degree and launched my own photography business in 2012. Last month, I applied to Click Pro and Holy Moly I was accepted!! I'm now officially a Click Pro... woo hoo and lots of tears.
Then the ladies at Clickin Moms asked if I would like to write a blog post. I about fell on the floor. I wrote and deleted and wrote and deleted and then just finally wrote from my heart. I hit submit and was for sure that they would just write back and say "I'm so sorry Michelle... but this just won't do"... but they didn't and yesterday my blog post was published. And.... of course I stayed up till 1am staring at it and reading it and reading comments from friends.
Without further ado. Head on over to the Clickin Moms Blog to read my post and leave a little love. Click HERE
And if you would like to see my personal work set that I submitted for my Pro Application, Click HERE.
I am so humbled and grateful and blessed to have the mentors and friends and family to encourage me along the way and my husband who has picked me up off the ground every single time that I have doubted myself along the way.