About a year ago my husband bought me a nice camera. And that’s where this all started. I can honestly say a year ago I had no idea what I was doing or what I was getting into. I knew I loved taking pictures and I wanted to be a professional one day. I just didn’t know how to do it. Luckily, the basin has amazing photographers who are so supportive! I made a Facebook page, and I was like, well I’m official. Little did I know I had A LOT to learn. So, I am going to write in this post how some photographers have inspired me and helped me along this journey.
1. Sara Postma
I actually met her when I was friends with her daughter in high school. About a week after I put up my Facebook page she invited me to a group for photographers in the basin and told me if I needed any help she was there. Over the last year I have asked her so many questions and no matter how dumb I must have sounded she always happily answered every single one. She has been my mentor and I am so thankful I had her because I really would not have had the opportunity to learn as fast as I did. Not only is she a great person her work is amazing! If you have no checked it out I suggest you do.
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sara-Postma-Photography/355211034604603
2. Alison and Morgan Dudley
To be honest when I first started photography I was kind of intimidated by Alison and her husband Morgan. I had seen them post on the Basin Photographer Page and I had seen their website and I wanted to ask them questions but I was scared. Let me tell you something these two are SO SO nice. Sometimes, photographers from the basin, do these little meet ups and I went to one and I was nervous because I didn’t know anyone I remember Morgan coming right over and introducing himself and including me. I haven’t gotten to know him to well but he has always been nice. I also had the opportunity to help Alison with mini sessions once and it was great to get to know her better! I have also asked Alison questions and she has always been happy to answer. If you have not seen their work you should check it out!
Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/dudleyphotography
There are MANY more who have helped me and I could write pages and pages but these are the ones who have stood out to me. They have helped me a lot and I want to let them know that they are great!
Watch for my next post: The Story Of My Engagement Photos