How did I become a photographer?

So many people asked me how did I become a photographer. It’s a funny story. I was working at the customer service desk at Safeway (where I worked for 20 years). A customer came in limping, and I helped him get his prescription. He asked me if I was going to work for Safeway for the rest of my life (I was 21 at the time) I said, “No, I’m going to become a photographer.” LOL I didn’t even have a camera. I just loved taking photos of my friends and putting albums together. The real funny thing was this man WAS a professional photographer. He worked in the movie industry taking stills.

We became friends and he has been a mentor of mine since. He also own the beautiful studio that I am so lucky to use.

You never know who you are going to meet and how they will change your life!