Oh, the elusive self-portrait. I’ve only ever posted one once before on the blog since they kinda stress me out! I find it awkward to take and edit photos of myself. I end up being so picky that the photos end up sitting on my computer forever more. Its hard to just put yourself out there! In some ways they are therapeutic though. It forces me to step outside of my comfort zone and look myself right in the eye. Something I don’t do nearly enough of.
Here are some random facts about me. Like REALLY random. But I couldn’t just post a picture with no words, so here goes! 😉
~ I am a 27 years old. Born in the 80’s. 🙂
~ I have 2 adopted Children. ‘Z’ is 3 years old (born in 2007) and she is from Ethiopia. ‘I’ is almost 6 (born in 2005) and he was adopted as an older child from Ontario’s foster care system. My husband and I chose adoption over biological children. We both feel strongly that its love that makes you a family, not blood. You can see my insanely gorgeous kids here, here and here.
~ Before becoming a photographer I worked part time as a jail guard for 3 years.
~ I am completely self-taught in both Photography and Graphic Design. I’ve spent hours and hours (and years!) reading, researching and learning through trial and error. I know I’ve still got a long way to go but I love the process of learning new things. And I find that the times I learn best are when I’m stressed. It relaxes me to have something to focus on other than whatever is stressing me!
~ I daydream about the PERFECT session and the PERFECT poses ALL THE TIME. I’ve got this gigantic warehouse in my brain that is constantly overflowing with ideas that are just itching to get out. It just takes the right client!
~ I crop images in my head. I think its a sickness reserved for only the most insane photographers.
~ I look for the best qualities in everyone I meet and I try to help people where I can because I firmly believe that what goes around, comes around.
~ I’m secretly very shy and suffer from anxiety. I find large social situations to be super awkward and MUCH prefer small social gatherings. This is one of the reasons I will likely never be a wedding photographer.
~ I once sat beside the bass guitar player from The Cranberries on an airplane.
~ We have two Pugs. Emma and Peanut. I absolutely ADORE these animals and my dream when I retire is to open up a rescue home for abandoned or abused Pugs.
~ I love Ethiopian food. Its the one cuisine that I could literally eat every single day and never be sick of.
~ I’m addicted to Twitter! Won’t you join me?
~ My favorite move of all time is Across the Universe. And this version of “Let It Be” from the movie makes me SO emotional every time I hear it.
~ I can count on one hand how many times I’ve worn make-up. I hate the way it feels on my face.
~ Eating Pork literally makes me sad – so I don’t. I love Pigs.
~ I hate the winter. I could move to California tomorrow and be completely content with never seeing another snowflake in my life!
~ I have HUGE dreams and goals for my business that would blow a person’s mind! I can’t wait until they become a reality so I can share them all with you. 🙂