I am beyond honored and humbled to be accepted as a Click Pro for Clickin Moms. I have admired and learned from many Click Pros when I joined Clickin Moms four years ago. I have taken countless workshops and breakouts through the Click Photo School taught by talented Click Pros. These women have pushed and supported me to continue to develop my photography. They have helped me become the artist I am today. I am forever grateful and humbled to be a part of this group of amazing women photographers. If you would like to check out Clickin Moms, go to www.clickinmoms.com/click/
Click Pro is "a modern network of highly skilled professional photographers and independent artists. Our members work spans all photographic specialties, including newborn & maternity, children & families, weddings, seniors, fine art, still life, documentary and more. Membership to Click Pro is application-based, and invitation is extended on the basis of an applicant’s portfolio evaluation".
I found the process of applying to ClickPro to be almost spiritual. It was not easy, there were times when I doubted my ability, when I poured over my photography, when I was critiqued and had to look deep for strength to go on. However, I am glad I was not accepted a year ago, because I needed to explore and find out who I am as an artist. I still feel like I am in the early stages of this process and look forward to where this continued exploration will take me.
I am incredible thankful for my family who have allowed me to practice on them when they didn’t want to. And who have put up with me on my computer taking classes, working on sessions, or patiently waiting on me when I’d say “just a few more minutes, the light isn’t quite right”. I am also extremely grateful for my clients, who have entrusted me with their photos and allowed me the opportunity to grow as an artist. Also thankful for my Click Pro Prep Group who helped me through the process. And last but not least thankful to God for giving me the gifts that allow me to do what I love.
I joined Clickin Moms looking for a class that would help distract me from the growth of benign vascular tumors in my brain. I was overwhelmed with all the what ifs this disease created in my mind and needed to find something positive to focus on. Clickin Moms helped me focus on something positive. Even though I could not control the growth of tumors, I could control my growth as an artist. Clickin Moms changed my life for the better. I am so glad I joined 4 years ago. I find there are moments in life when you know you are on the right path, when the angels seem to be shining down on you. The week before I was accepted to ClickPro I found out a few more new tumors have grown deep in my brain. However, this time I am more at peace, knowing I can focus on the positive with new Click Pro opportunities. As long as my brain is working, I will be creating.
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