Hi friends! Happy Monday! I’m going to share a little bit about ME today; why I do what I do and how I got here. I don’t think I have ever really shared this to you all so today is the day.
I have always loved the camera, taking pictures and having my picture taken.
Every time I was with my friends or hanging out with my sister, it turned into a photo session. I took classes in high school. I really enjoyed learning more about the camera and even developing in a dark room. But I thought that photography was always going to be just a hobby.
When I was little, I would say that I wanted to be a marine biologist to work with dolphins (my favorite animal) and whales. This was my dream ever since falling in love with Free Willy at the age of 2. But honestly, I just wanted to be able to swim with them – science isn’t my strong suit. During high school, I decided I wanted to help kids like my brother, who has autism. This lead me to speech/language pathology. I went to the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and graduated with my Bachelor’s of Science in communication science and disorders with a minor in American Sign Language. But when I got rejected to every graduate school that I applied to, I had a quarter life crisis. I felt lost and had no idea what I was going to do for the rest of my life.
My husband convinced me that I should start a photography business because it was a passion of mine.
He also knew that my dream was to someday raise our kids and stay home. Thanks to his belief in me and support, I started Racine Photography in 2014.
Here I am in 2020 with 51 weddings under my belt. I have gained lots of wonderful clients turned into friends and huge growth. And the best part is I’m living the dream of raising our son while being able to work a job I love. It really doesn’t get better than that.
Do you love the career you’re in? How did you get there?