What about destiny? Anyone believe in it? Does our idea of our destiny change as our preferences, interests and opinions do?
This past weekend, my mom was my assistant at this photo shoot:
(Thanks, Mom. You really were so much help!)
Anyway... the little boy's mom asks the dreaded question at this stage in my photography career: "So, Kristin. How long have you been doing this?" Gulp. I can't say two months, can I? That won't sound too inspiring to someone who just shelled out their hard-earned cash for primo photos, right?
So I start way back, tell her I've been doing travel photography for almost ten years, which was when my parents got my my first Nikon. And I tell her that one of my Italy photos was on the cover of a poetry magazine, which I've shared with y'all before, and that I started doing portraits just this past June.
Then my mom chimes in and says that I may not remember, but I've actually been taking photos closer to 20 years. She said on every family trip we took, I snatched the camera and did all the photography. I even said that I was trying to get "photonific" shots, whatever that is (and yes, I do still use that word actually... just forgot it originated so long ago). So basically, most all of our vacation pictures were taken by me, "which is why they're so good," she says.
The boy's mom then says, "See, Kristin. It's your destiny. You were made to do this all along, and now you have the opportunity."
I was a bit choked up, especially now that I'm internalizing it and writing it out, but how interesting?
So I have a childhood story tying me to writing, which I shared HERE, and now one tying me to photography.
It's neat to look back, yes?
What about you? Did your childhood lay down the foundation for what you're doing now, maybe even without you realizing it?