I think one of the biggest pieces of a photographic journey is documenting growth. I started photography is 2003, as an offshoot of the television ministry I was working for. I surfed a lot and found some awesome pictures that I wanted to recreate, so I ended up purchasing my first digital SLR camera…a Canon Digital Rebel.
Things went well, I was doing some landscapes and sports and came upon my first job at the UTD Mercury in 2004. I got to do sports, and all kinds of other things, and discovered I liked to take pictures of people. Fortunately with the help of my wedding photographer and turned mentor (check out his work!), I was able to learn some basics on exposure, focusing, and how to run a shoot.
I was very fortunate to meet Caylie, she did my makeup as an actor in Prestonwood’s Dallas Christmas Festival(now called Gift of Christmas) and she agreed to work with me as I built up my portfolio, so we headed to Lakeside park where I got this.
Life went on, and I learned and learned, and grew the business, and we got the opportunity to shoot again! Check out this image below!
These images were great! Check out even more from her session here!
It just goes to show you how much one can grow over time! Caylie is now a bridal model in the DFW area, and she is a flat out natural in front of the camera. One of her favorite things to do is Renaissance festivals, and fortunately we got to shoot in the middle of the day with her outfit at Adriatica! One of the highlights of this outfit are the fox tails, which are absolutely stunning!
These images really shown just how much she has grown as a model over 10 years, and how much my photography has changed. If I’m honest, I used to be jealous to see these types of images because I knew I couldn’t create them, and now, I can, and if you’re a photographer, keep working because you can too!
Check out the rest of her images below, and if you are a model looking for a photographer to build your portfolio or looking for a look that you haven’t been able to do yet, Check out my work, Contact me and let’s schedule a session!