Sometimes I sit back and think about my life and how so much has changed since I graduated high school. I remember photographing people totally for free and just for fun, I never in a million years thought that I could QUIT my job and do what I love every single day. Photography started out as nothing more than a hobby, I would bring my point and shoot camera to the beach and photograph anything from a spec of sand to my family soaking up the sun. I remember asking my parents for a new camera every year until I got my Canon Rebel T6… and boy did I think it was high dollar having a camera that the lens came off.
I still remember the feeling when a senior reached out to me and asked if I would take her High School Senior photos & I was SO excited, even tho I had no clue about posing or lighting. Someone actually trusted me and wanted ME to take their photos. I will forever be grateful for that moment because it opened SO many doors for me. My first few shoots I charged hardly anything, and a lot of people told me I could never make a successful career out of this. Well… those people were SO wrong!!
Over the last few years I have put so much into myself, investing in new gear, education and pouring my heart and soul into Mak’s Captured Moments all while working a full time job. Finally I took the leap and went full time and I am so happy. I wake up everyday and get to do what I love …. theres nothing better. I am so proud of myself for creating my own brand, for growing along the way & for believing in myself.
All of my past clients who have stuck around with my growth, THANK YOU. Without every past bride and groom, family, couple, senior , expecting mama…. this would not be possible for me and for that I am forever grateful. I can not wait to see what the future has in store for me & I can not wait to meet all the new faces along the way.
I will leave some photos below from when I first started and some taken recently…. sorry in advance for the 2015 photos
You can tell from the quality in the photo below… its just not good at all !!!
AND TO NOW …. Thanks for reading.