So here it is, My first ever blog post!
They say first impressions are everything. So … here goes.
As many of you know I am just starting out on this whirlwind adventure, getting my photography business up and running.
I first started taking photographs as a teenager, many were shots of friends at school and parties, which now hold memories we will all treasure for a lifetime. I also found it important to capture memories with my family (in particular my then baby brother) to display in my room at university. Family are my number one priority and having photographs which show our stories and memories are the greatest treasures.
So how did I get from student with a digital camera to budding photographer starting up a business?
I had never thought about becoming a photographer, I have always been creative but science was always my vocation in life. My first real pull to photography was when photographing pupils from my Mams dance school during competitions. It felt amazing to load my images onto my laptop and see some of the moments I had captured.
From then my camera became like a body part to me, I found myself behind the lens when out walking, at family parties, friend’s weddings and quite frankly whenever I could be without people telling to put the camera down. I spent time taking courses and learning more and more about the camera and the type of images I wanted to capture. A few people really believed in me and gave me the opportunity I needed to start building a real portfolio of both portrait and commercial images (thank you to these people, you know who you are and I am forever grateful to you all for putting up with me while I was learning to perfect my images).
Now 6 month later I have an ever-growing portfolio and many shoots under my belt. When it comes to photography, I am always bursting with so many thoughts and ideas. The rush I feel before, during and after a shoot is a brilliant feeling. Each session brings its own story and special moments, these are what I aim to share via my blog. I believe it is important for clients to not only see my previous work, but to know the type of person I am. Photography isn’t just about holding up a camera and clicking a button, it is a personal journey, documenting a moment in life that will never happen again. This is why I feel it is essential for my clients to trust me and feel comfortable around me.
As a photographer, I love shooting in natural light on location. Watching children explore the outdoors and be free is invigorating, the interaction between families is extremely special and I feel honoured to have been given the opportunity to capture these moments. I have a relaxed approach to my work and aim to make all sessions fun for everyone taking part.
I am currently working as a photographer part time whilst working full time as a science teacher. I am blessed to have a supportive Fiancé, Family and Friends who have pushed me to follow my dreams and I have no doubt will be there to help me every step of the way.
If you want to see some of my work please look at my website www.rebeccarodneyphotography.com
Thank you for taking the time to indulge in my first post.
Have a wonderful week and keep warm on these blustery winter days.