Now I definitely believe that good things come from hard work instead of luck, (I mean come on… I was born on Friday the 13th, not the luckiest person in the world here). But what about “fate”? When I first moved to San Diego, I knew I wanted to eventually work with a local photographer to continue learning more about my passion, but I had no connections. Instead I got a job right away working at a swim school. I swam all throughout high school so I thought this would be great….but I had never worked with kids before, let alone talked to anyone under the age of 12, …and yet I found myself in charge of 3 year olds in a 5 ft deep pool.
Working at this swim school….must have been fate. It has no direct relation to photography….yet through working with those kids and families for the first 11 months living here in San Diego, I have created a very large base of friends who have taken me in to their lives and homes. Many of them have asked me to photograph their children, because of the great bond I have created with the little ones. One of my favorite families just recently asked me to come over and take “a few shots” of the girls, which of course turned into an extreme gigglefest. Jenna was one of my first students at the swim school, and let me tell you, she has a SICK freestyle, but an even cuter face. Her little sister, Piper, became one of my students later on when she moved up to “the big girl class” with Jenna. Piper is a little rockstar in her own right.
I tell people it’s almost like cheating when I take photos of these girls, because they can’t take a bad photo. Here are some of my favorite shots of the girls!!