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My Photography Journey

By: Elani Casillas

Social Media: @elanis__photography23

September 3, 2018 was the beginning of my career. That was the day I knew what I wanted to be in life. I had made my mind up of being a photographer. I’ve always had a taste for photography. Something about capturing an "in moment photo." It is something I truly live for. When I do photo shoots for people I love to see their smile and their laughs. The joyful moments are what makes it all worth it.

February 19, 2019 was the day that I put my photos out there for the world to see. I was so scared too. But a friend of mine had pushed me and encouraged me to put them out there! Because she loved them and she wanted me to show off my talent.

I’m glad she did because I love doing what I do. It's a dream job for me! It’s a passion I live for.

August 28, 2019 I dropped a photo that had been the most recognized photo in my career. My heart was filled with joy because of how well it performed and how much people had enjoyed it. To have that feeling of something of your own to grow is truly a blessing itself.

On May 17, 2020 I did my very first graduation pictures and I was impressed by how great they came out. I got so many compliments on my work. It made everything seem so worth it and it has been! After my first graduation pictures I did two others and I was really impressed by them.

I then decided on June 9, 2020 that I would start taking clients and pursue it as an actual career. Although I was scared to take such a big risk I knew it was going to be worth it and I was right!!

On July 20, 2020 I’m now here with 459 likes on my Facebook page. When I first started I doubted myself and my work so much but I knew there was always going to be room improvement. If there was one thing could tell my future self it would be to take every risk who know that just might be the start of something new

P.s. A big thank you to everyone who has supported me throughout the years on my photography journey!

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