I have been struggling for a long time to understand my true purpose in life. I enjoy my career, but I have a hard time saying I am passionate about it. I love to hear stories of people who follow their dreams, take a huge leap to achieve their goals and make a living doing what they love.
I have always loved to take pictures but never considered becoming a professional photography. That was until about 6 months ago. I believe God gave me the idea to learn professional photography, and then work with local domestic violence shelters to take pictures of their resident survivors. The ladies can use their portraits however they would like - frame them for display in their new home, greeting cards or Christmas portraits. My goal would be to show them how beautiful they are. This concept led me to the name of my new photography venture - Beauty for Ashes Photography - based on Isaiah 61:3 "...to bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair."
I purchased a Nikon D3200 from Amazon, and downloaded Nikon D3200 for Dummies to help me become better acquainted with my new toy. It's definitely more technical than my old Sony point-and-shoot! I thought it'd be fun to document my photography as I grow from an amateur to a professional, tracking the progression of a vision into reality. Comment and let me know what you think! I'd love to hear any advice you have for how I can improve :)
- Hey! I'm Charlotte, a thirty-something year old, single mother of two preteens who keep me on my toes! I am also a survivor of domestic abuse and adultery in the context of a marriage. I have spent the past several years rebuilding my life and using my experiences to educate and encourage others. I would love to connect with you on social media - check out the links in the Follow Me section above, and don't forget to subscribe to the blog for the latest updates!
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