I love being a Photographer. Monday I get to photograph gourmet food, Tuesday I'm photographing beautiful people wrapped in stunning fabrics, then Wednesday, yet another day of adventure photographing the landscape, people and activity of an area. Thursday I may be in the office editing, and then back out on Friday for some more fun. I couldn't think of any other job better than this. I'm not saying every week is as glowing and fruitful as this, however every week has it's potential. And that's the exciting part, you never know what you are going to get the following week.
And to think, I nearly didn't make it here. On return from London, where I had been hearing stories of fashion shoots from a photographer, who visited for an after work wind down every now and then, I decided that THAT is what I want to do. I'd always wanted to be a photographer, well, after realising that my first dream, of being an actress, would be a far too difficult career to succeed in (I now know better, that I can do whatever I want, if I want it bad enough). But then, I did nothing about it. Until my return from London. And even then, I was nearly summoned to the Travel Representative role. It was a hard decision I needed to make - risk everything and go for my dream making my career as a photographer, or get a reasonably well paid job talking about travel all day. I loved both ideas, as travel is one major passion also. I had a trial day at the travel agents and did a damn fine job, booking a couple on a trip to Queensland, but in the end my heart ruled over. And so, heidi who? photos began.
Courses, assistant work, school photos, weddings, camera store, lab assistant, newspapers - I did the lot. All while building up my business to become full time. It's hard work, but so very rewarding. I am grateful to everyone that has helped me get to where I am today, and the people that are helping me get to where I'm going tomorrow.