Hey! So I am Vanessa, the face behind Vanessa Summers Photography. And I wanted to talk a bit about me and my why – how I got started in the world of photography. As my clients, you give me your family’s story and I’d like to return that favor and give you my story.
I wish I had one of those beautiful storybook stories about how I got started in photography. But honestly, my story is just a normal, average story and it’s my story. I loved taking photos of my friends in high school (before the cell phone craze, mind you! I was doing it the old fashion disposable camera way), and this kind of continued after HS. I didn’t really get serious about taking photos until my son was born 5 years ago. It was at that point that I knew I wanted to do this professionally. And so that started the slow growth of becoming a professional photographer.
I feel like this helps me understand why family’s get family photos. As a mom, I love having these and not just family photos, even photos of just the children are always nice and I absolutely love mommy and me sessions as well. Capturing the growth of our children is the best way to look back on them. I know I do it quite often. I adore that Facebook has this memory thing that shows you photos from years past on that date. It always makes me tear up actually.