Here’s a little bit about me, the lady behind the camera.
My name is Autumn (yes, that’s my real name. It’s not Nicole like a lot of people seem to think. That’s my middle name.) I’m 22 years old and located in the beautiful state of Utah. I grew up right against the mountainside surrounded by deer and birds and a backyard always filled to the brim with flowers.
I love Mexican food. Really all food in general, but especially Mexican. I could honestly eat tacos for every meal for the rest of my life and I think I’d be happy. I’m obsessed with animals and plants. I wear a lot of stripes and I change my hair color way too often.
I adore the mountains, lakes, and rain. Even though I get allergies sometimes.
I also really love dancing. And music. A lot.
So, here’s my story:
I became interested in photography when I was just a kid. I never considered myself super artsy, but as far back as 6th grade I remember setting up silly photoshoots with my friends and forcing them to pose for me. Obviously, I was terrible, but it sparked something in me. I kept practicing and then by the time I was in 8th grade, instagram happened. I was fascinated by the idea of instagram. Having the opportunity to share my “work” anytime I wanted and having an excuse to always be taking new pictures. Even if all I had was an iPod touch and some dinky apps. I took one class in high school and was so pumped about getting to play around with a DSLR for the first time.
The day I made the leap and bought a real camera, even if the intention back then was just to do it for fun, my life was changed a little. I never pictured myself making photography my career, but when I eventually got hired for my first engagement shoot, one thing led to another, and soon I realized it was all I wanted to do.
Now here I am, almost two years and lots of pictures later, lucky enough to do something I love every day, travel all over the place, and meet the greatest people along the way. “Dream job” is an understatement.
(photo above by Anna May Photography)