I’m Heather! I am hanging on to the last few months in my 20s spending all my time with my three beautiful babies, my handsome husband and my camera. I went from being a full time mommy, wife and scientist at the University of Illinois to being just a full time mommy and wife 4 months ago. It has been a HUGE change for me but I am enjoying every minute. Not only is my new “job” giving me so much more time with my kids and my husband, but it has given me time to start up my interest in photography once again! I couldn’t be more excited to see what the future holds for me now!
Photography became a huge interest of mine in middle school when I saved every penny I had to buy myself an amazing SLR camera. That’s right, there is no D is front of that!! I dreamt of taking pictures and then shutting myself up for hours in a dark room developing the amazing (because of course they would be) images that I created. I carried that camera around with me everywhere, always taking pictures and annoying my family. As I entered into high school everyone started to switch to digital cameras. I didn’t want to make the switch, loving my film camera and not wanting to be like everyone else. It didn’t take long for film to be the WAY less popular way to go and being a broke high schooler going off to college I just didn’t have the money to upgrade my camera. College came next and I decided to spend my time on my major, Animal Sciences. Photography had gotten pushed aside for what I thought was going to be my career. Although I didn’t have a great camera anymore, I still took pictures every where I went with my digital point and shoot. I still loved taking pictures but it was a hobby not a living.
Four years ago I married the love of my life and we found out we were expecting a baby. Knowing how many pictures I was about to start taking of my little one, I decided to buy myself the DSLR I had been wanting for years. Baby Girl came and a short year and a half later came our little man. Since our first baby made her joyous appearance I have started taking pictures and trying to improve. I have taken a photography class through the college and am spending my free time (crazy but yes I do have some) learning all I can about my camera, taking great pictures and editing. When our third baby, little miss came, I decided to quit my job and focus on the things I love. In just a few short years I have come a far way and am working towards becoming a true photographer!
As I mentioned, I started off taking pictures of my little girl but they honestly were not that impressive. By the time my little guy came I had gotten a bit better. Below you can see where I started at with Mr. Eli.